Los Angeles Airport Cargo Volume Rises in 2010

30 January 2011 (Last Updated January 30th, 2011 18:30)

Cargo tonnage at the Los Angeles International Airport in California, US, rose by 15.8% to 1.9 million up from 1.6 million in 2009. The airport also saw a 4.5% rise in overall passenger traffic with 59 million passengers while domestic traffic grew by 4.1% and international traffic gre

Cargo tonnage at the Los Angeles International Airport in California, US, rose by 15.8% to 1.9 million up from 1.6 million in 2009.

The airport also saw a 4.5% rise in overall passenger traffic with 59 million passengers while domestic traffic grew by 4.1% and international traffic grew by 5.5%.

Air mail tonnage rose 15.5 % to 74,034t from 2009, while freight increased 15.8% to 1.8 million tons from 2009.

The number of aircraft operations (landings and takeoffs) increased 5.6% to 575,835 in 2010 from 2009.

Los Angeles World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey said that "LAX is experiencing increased passenger and cargo volumes due to continued improvement in the global economy, further assisted by added service on existing routes from several domestic and international airlines, as well as by new airlines to new destinations, including Alitalia to Rome and All Nippon Airways to Tokyo-Haneda."