LAX back on cargo/pax growth track

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) saw first quarter cargo volume grow by 4.8 per cent in March and 4.2 per cent in the first quarter.


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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) saw first quarter cargo volume grow by 4.8 per cent in March and 4.2 per cent in the first quarter year-on-year, driven by growth in air mail and general air freight. The airport’s cargo traffic fell nearly four per cent last year as importers increasingly turned to cheaper ocean shipping.

LAX also served nearly 14.6 million passengers during the quarter, a 6.5 per cent increase, with the biggest gain coming from domestic travelers. In March alone, the number of domestic passengers was up 6.8 per cent over a year earlier, while the number of international passengers grew 4.1 per cent.