Porciúncula International Airport
|Porciúncula International Airport|
|Owner||City of Porciúncula|
|Operator||Greater Porciúncula Aviation Authority|
|Location||Porciúncula, Gold Coast, K.S.|
|Focus city for||
|Elevation AMSL||128 ft / 39 m|
FAA airport diagram
Source: Royal Aviation Administration
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.
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.