Los Angeles airport traffic grew nearly 5% in 2013

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Los Angeles International airport (LAX) saw a 4.7% increase in passenger traffic during 2013, led by growth in domestic traffic.

The airport handled 66.7 million passengers in 2013, which was split between 17.9 million international passengers and 48.8 million domestic passengers, according to operator Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) statistics.

International passenger traffic grew 4.1% and domestic traffic 4.9%.

“The record international passenger activity at LAX is attributable to an improving worldwide economy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, and to a modest strengthening of the Southern California economy,” says Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of LAWA, in a statement.

The first phase of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX opened in September 2013.