Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has received a Silver Award for “Best U.S. Domestic Airport” by Executive Travel Magazine in its 2010 Leading Edge Awards.

The eighth annual Leading Edge Awards were given to air travel, airports, and travel-related companies that provide high customer service, excellent value on products, or cutting-edge technology to business travelers. Winners are chosen by Executive Travel Magazine readers in 42 categories and receive gold, silver and bronze awards. Readers average more than 38 airline trips and over 100 nights in a hotel annually, according to Executive Travel Editor-in-Chief Janet Libert.

Denver International Airport (DIA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York received the Gold and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Airport officials noted that last month, LAX ranked best among the nation’s busiest airports (with more than 40 million annual passengers) for on-time performance for flight arrivals and departures, according to U.S. Department of Transportation statistics. LAX is also the number-one Origin and Destination airport in the U.S., according to aviation industry data source Airports:USA DataMiner.

LAX is the third busiest airport in the U.S. and sixth in the world, offering more than 565 daily flights to 81 destinations in the U.S. and over 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 65 international destinations on over 75 carriers.

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