Pre-pandemic times, the LAX was receiving upwards of 80 to 88 million passengers yearly and more! This astronomical number is an excellent portrayal of the status of this airport both internationally and domestically.
Even after the pandemic, and while most establishments are still recovering and more and more people are still getting back into the habit of traveling around, the airport is still achieving great statistics.
Monthly, nearly 150 airlines take to the air from the LAX on over 1,500 different routes to over forty countries! These airlines in LAX play a major role in maintaining the status of the airport as a major force in the industry.
And in order to maintain proper control and safety over the large crowds who visit every year, the airport has maintained a neat structure that categorizes fliers into nine different terminals, each depending on the airline they will be using and their subsequent destination.
Airlines based in Los Angeles Airport
With the LAX being so vital globally, it is no wonder that multiple airline companies have taken base there. In terms of establishing hubs, the airlines that have so far done so include:
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- United Airlines
- And Polar Air Cargo
Additionally, the airport serves as a focus city for a couple major companies as well. These companies are JetBlue Airlines and Allegiant Air.
Airlines in LAX
Out of the companies mentioned in the lists above, the LAX airline that own the largest shares at the LAX (around 20%) and transports the most amount of passengers (over five million), is Delta Air Lines. This company also operates the most routes, in and outside the United States, with a total of almost 70. American Airlines comes as a close second in all regards with somewhat similar statistics.
Of the numerous international airlines operating at the LAX, the Australian Qantas Airlines has the most routes under its name, with a little over fifty. Other international airlines that also operate a large number of routes to and from the LAX include Qatar Airways with a little under 50, then come the Air Tahiti Nui and Korean Air equaling at 38 routes, and then Air France with 37 routes.
Some other major international airlines that operate at the LAX include:
- Air China
- British Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Emirates Airlines
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Turkish Airlines