SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

January 29, 2007 18:55 ET

Los Angeles World Airports Reports 2006 Traffic Statistics for LAX and LA/Ontario International

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today reported passenger and cargo traffic statistics for 2006 for Los Angeles International (LAX) and LA/Ontario International (ONT) airports.

LAX airlines served 61,041,066 total passengers in 2006, a decline of seven-tenths of one percent from 61,489,523 passengers in 2005. International passenger traffic experienced its first decline since 2003, falling 3.3 percent from 17,486,263 in 2005 to 16,911,092 last year. According to airport officials, airlines have not added capacity due to high fuel costs and a desire to increase profitability.

ONT passenger traffic surpassed the seven-million mark for the second consecutive year as the airport served 7,049,904 in 2006, down 2.3 percent from 7,214,171 passengers in 2005. ONT international passenger traffic (primarily to and from Mexico) increased 31 percent to 156,660 passengers in 2006 from 120,367 passengers in 2005.

Air cargo (mail and freight) processed at LAX during 2006 was 2,103,082 tons, down 1.6 percent from 2,136,661 tons in 2005.

ONT air cargo (mail and freight) for 2006 totaled 544,600 tons, a decline of 5.6 percent from 576,791 tons in 2005.

LAWA is a City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates LAX, LA/ONT International and two other Southern California airports -- LA/Palmdale Regional and Van Nuys. Statistical tables are available on LAWA's Internet website at under each airport's statistics section.

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