Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX) is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles, California.
The airport is most often referred to by its IATA airport code (and FAA LID) LAX, with the letters pronounced individually.
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(In 1940 the airlines were all at Burbank except for Mexicana's three departures a week from Glendale; in late 1946 most airline flights moved to LAX, but Burbank always retained a few.) A tunnel was completed in 1953 allowing Sepulveda Boulevard to revert to straight and pass beneath the two runways; it was the first tunnel of its kind.
For the next few years the two runways were 8,500 feet (2,600 m) long.
A restaurant with a sweeping view of the airport is suspended beneath two arches that form the legs.
The Los Angeles City Council designated the building a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1992.
But with the rapid growth in the aviation industry the designations expanded to three letters c.
1947, and "LA" became "LAX." The letter "X" has no specific meaning in this identifier ( just like the X in DXB- Dubai ).While LAX is the busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles Area, other airports, including Hollywood Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, and Ontario International Airport, also serve the region.As the largest and busiest international airport on the U. West Coast, LAX is not only a major international gateway to the United States but also serves a major point for international connecting passengers.LAX is located south of the Westchester district of the City of Los Angeles, California, 18 miles (30 km) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles, between the district of Westchester to its immediate north, the city of El Segundo to its immediate south and the city of Inglewood to its immediate east.It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, an agency of the government of Los Angeles, formerly known as the Department of Airports.The fields of wheat, barley and lima beans were converted into dirt landing strips without any terminal buildings. Mines, the real estate agent who arranged the deal.