Double-digit passenger traffic growth continued at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in July this year compared to July last year.

Airport officials reported that total passenger volume increased 11 percent — to 5,988,269 passengers — during July, compared to July last year.

Domestic traffic increased 10.3 percent and international traffic increased 13 percent during the month from July 2003 levels.

For the first seven months of this calendar year, passenger traffic increased 11.5 percent to 35,350,715 passengers, compared to 31,701,845 passengers for the same period last year.

“The robust passenger traffic recovery continues at LAX,” said Kim Day, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) interim executive director.

LAWA is the City of Los Angles agency that owns and operates LAX and three other city airports.

“We are on track to finish the year above the 60 million passenger level for the first time since 2001,” she said. “This is good news for the airport, the city and the Southern California economy.”

Air cargo tonnage at LAX for the first seven months of this year totaled 1.2 million tons, up 3.8 percent from the previous year.

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