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12 Photos from LAX’s Bustling Airfield

A Nippon Cargo 747-8F at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

There is hardly a quiet day at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The world’s fourth busiest airport by passengers numbers served 84,557,968 customers in 2017 alone.

LAX is no stranger to traffic diversity either. With a glance over at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), it is easy to spot tails from multiple nations represented in one place. From regional jets to Airbus A380s, LAX is no stranger to a wide array of traffic.

In addition to passenger numbers in the millions, LAX reported a total of 700,362 aircraft movements in 2017. In addition to passenger traffic, the airport sees plenty of cargo movement as well, hauling 2,279,878 tons of freight last year alone.

Arriving at LAX, it’s not uncommon to hold out for a gate at one of the airport’s nine passenger terminals. The airfield itself, unlike some of the terminals, is built to accommodate heavy traffic flow featuring four parallel runways.

AirlineGeeks was given a tour of LAX’s airfield. As expected, there was no shortage of traffic, including jets from all around the globe.

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    Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, including CNN, WJLA, CNET, and Business Insider. During his time in the industry, he's worked in roles pertaining to airport/airline operations while holding a B.S. in Air Transportation Management from Arizona State University along with an MBA. Ryan has experience in several facets of the industry from behind the yoke of a Cessna 172 to interviewing airline industry executives. Ryan works for AirlineGeeks' owner FLYING Media, spearheading coverage in the commercial aviation space.

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