FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1691 times:
I'm tempted to say yippee! But then again, LAX provides most of the economy to Westchester (the part of LA where it is located). And having grown up there, I don't want to see it decline.
I'm pretty sure part of this is the fact that LAX needs to expand and the people of Westchester won't allow it. But that's understandable.
I am glad that the other area airports are seeing business though. That means less traffic on the freeways around LAX. But when I'm visiting family in LA, I will always use LAX because they live less than 15 minutes from there.
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
Personally I don't know why people think LAX is a zoo... I flew out of LGB on Jetblue for the first time 3 months ago and I hated it! That was a zoo! You still have to have remote parking, the terminal is just ghetto... the only convience is walking, you don't have to walk! But at LAX parking is very organized both on site and off and the only difference is having to walk a little further from gate to curb. Plus you have so many more flight choices..
Munich From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 155 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1534 times:
Don't worry!,In 2003 a lot of International Airports will drop down in passengers volume. The main reasons are the war in Iraq and SARS. I think this year, if there are no new reasons, the figures will be recover.
I give you some airports from the worlds top 30 where the figures for 2003 are already known.
LHR -0,18%, LAX -2,25%, FRA -0,2%, CDG -0,74%, AMS -1,61%, HKG -21,17%, MSP -1,74%, BKK -6,24%, MIA -2,35%, SIN -14,77%, PEK -10,16%.
LAX is an big hub for far east flights and there was a big decline.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5738 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1454 times:
While some traffic at LAX is down due to more international concerns, I found this quote from the article about the number of flights lost at LAX interesting. "Today, LAX is serving 18% fewer passengers than it did at its peak in 2000. About 54.9 million travelers visited the world's fifth-busiest airport last year.
The falloff is due largely to a move by United Airlines and other carriers to cut flights after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Only Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport lost more flights than LAX in the last 2 1/2 years, according to FAA statistics.
Traffic fell further at LAX last year after fears about SARS — severe acute respiratory syndrome — prompted Asian travelers to stay home and airlines that serve Asia to slash flights. LAX handles more flights to Asia than any other U.S. airport.
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