Los Angeles International Airport (Lax) in California, US, welcomed 54.57 million passengers in the year ending 31 October 2022, a 44.04% increase from the same period last year, driven by a surge in international traffic.

In the 12 months to October 2022, international passenger numbers jumped 122.97% to 13.4 million from 6.03 million in the corresponding period of 2021.

Annual domestic passenger volumes grew 29.09% to 41.1 million from 31.8 million.

In October alone, 5.8 million passengers travelled through the airport, which is an increase of 21% compared with 4.8 million in the same month a year ago.

International passenger footfall in October 2022 stood at 1.5 million, almost double the 765,618 traffic reported in the prior year.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) CEO Justin Erbacci said: “The fall travel season already is taking off at the highest levels since 2019, and LAX is ready to welcome even more passengers into the winter holidays.

“The combination of new facilities, new technology and new airlines are adding up to an improved airport journey from the curb to the gate, and we are excited to show off more of our modernization in the months ahead.”

In October, Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of LAX, launched the new Terminal 3 (T3) concourse.