A Less Crowded LAX: Ranking Drops from 3 to 6 for No. of Travelers
They say Los Angeles is best compared to Paris. Well, both cities share rankings in a report released yesterday showing the busiest airports in the world: Paris at 5th, Los Angeles, formerly at 3rd and 5th in recent years, now at 6th. At its peak in 2000, Los Angeles served 68 million passengers. In 2008, 59.5 million travelers. "This is all about demand, and airlines only add seats when the demand is there," aviation consultant Jack Keady told the Daily Breeze. "The folks at LAX have to put their best foot forward to make it cost-competitive for the airlines, while making it an airport that people enjoy using." While LAX often loses to Burbank Airport in straw polls (just ask your friends), improvements have been under way with better food options and the addition of WiFi in the last few years.