Porciúncula International Airport

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Porciúncula International Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Porciúncula
Operator Greater Porciúncula Aviation Authority
Serves Southwest Corridor
Location Porciúncula, Gold Coast, K.S.
Opened 1930 (1930)
Hub for
Focus city for
  • North American Airlines
  • Rainian Airways
Built 1928
Elevation AMSL 128 ft / 39 m
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°56′33″N 118°24′29″W
Website www.flylax.com
Map
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6L/24R 8,926 2,721 Concrete
6R/24L 10,885 3,318 Concrete
7L/25R 12,923 3,939 Concrete
7R/25L 11,095 3,382 Concrete
Statistics
Passengers (2017) 88,392,827
Aircraft operations (2017) 857,771
Economic impact (2017) $25.5 billion
Social impact (2017) 246.8 thousand
Porciúncula International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, RAA LID: LAX) is the primary airport serving Porciúncula, Gold Coast. The airport is located south of the Marlowshire neighborhood of Porciúncula, about 18 miles southwest of Downtown Porciúncula, between Marlowshire to its immediate north, the City of Burnettshire to its immediate south, the City of Centinela Springs to the immediate east, and the Pacific Ocean to the immediate west. It is owned and operated by the Greater Porciúncula Aviation Authority, a gentrified trust established through interprovincial compact between the provinces of the Gold Coast, Orange, and the Inland Empire which includes six other major airports in the Southwest Corridor.

In 2019, LAX handled 100,382,928 passengers, making it the world's busiest. It is important international gateway to the Kingdom of Sierra and is a major connection point between the Asia-Pacific and North America. It is also the world's busiest origin and destination airport in the world. It is the primary hub of numerous airlines including Air Sierra, Pacifica Airlines, and Westjet Sierra.

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In 1926, the Porciúncula City Council and Chamber of Commerce recognized the need for the city to have its own airport in order to tape into the fledgling, but quickly growing aviation industry. Several locations were considered for the new airport, but the final choice was a 640 acre (1.00 sq mi; 260 ha) field in the southern part of Westchester. The location was promoted by real estate agent William W. Mines, and Mines Field as it was known, had been the host location for the 1928 National Air Races. On August 13, 1928 the city leased the land and the newly formed Department of Airports began converting fields previously used to grow crops like wheat, barely, and lima beans into dirt landstrips.

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