Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) welcomed more than 48 million travelers in the first nine months of 2022, exceeding the airport’s total passenger volume for all of 2021.
Year-over-year international passenger traffic doubled in September, driven by new and existing air services and strong demand.
The airport registered a total of 5,598,840 passengers in September, compared to 4,372,077 in the same month last year.
The more than 28% increase is largely due to international travellers, who totaled 1,482,096, more than double the 731,187 international passengers reported in September 2021.
“LAX ended the summer travel season in a strong position, with significant gains in international passenger traffic as global pandemic restrictions ease and travelers continue to seek a return to destinations around the world,” enthused Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) CEO Justin Erbacci. .
“We are delighted to have already exceeded our total number of passengers last year, and we are ready to welcome more travelers as the holiday season approaches.”
For the year through September, overall passenger traffic at LAX is up 47.32% over the same period in 2021 with a total of 48,668,515 passengers.
The number of international visitors during this period increased by 126.84% compared to 2021 (11,951,133 against 5,268,578), while domestic passengers increased by 32.23% (36,717,382 against 27,767,905) so far this year.