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Los Angeles Airport guide
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located in the state of California – about 30 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The airport is the 6th busiest in the world and the 3rd largest in the USA. Los Angeles Airport serves 61.8 million passengers per year (2011), and has nine terminal buildings.Terminal 1-8 is used for domestic flights, while the 9 terminal – “Tom Bradley International Terminal” – is used for international flights.
Los Angeles Airport was established in 1928, and opened for civil aviation in 1946.
All major airlines flies here and from the airport there are direct flights to about 160 destinations worldwide. The most popular routes, go to London, Tokyo, Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Chicago.
There are a large variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and cocktail bars at the airport. In addition, there are facilities such as gift shops, kiosk, business center, duty-free shops, a medical center, bank, ATMs, and wireless internet access.
There are also 2 hotels in the airport area.
To get from the airport to downtown Los Angeles, one can use the LRT (light rail), bus, shuttle bus or taxi.
If you want to rent a car in Los Angeles, have about 40 car hire offices near the airport, but not in the terminal building. Some car rental companies offer their customers free transportation from the airport to their rental office – including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty. If you have ordered the car before leaving for Los Angeles, an employee of the car rental company be waiting for you outside the terminal building – under the sign “Rental Car Shuttle”.