With its deep connections to Asia and Latin America in particular, LAX is considered to be the premier gateway to the Pacific Rim.
In 1928, the Los Angeles City Council selected 640 acres (1.00 sq mi; 260 ha) in the southern part of Westchester for a new airport.
Under "Westerly Operations", departing aircraft take off to the west, and arriving aircraft approach from the east.
To reduce noise from arriving aircraft during night hours (0000 to 0630), the air traffic pattern becomes "Over-Ocean Operations".
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX) is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles, California.
The airport is most often referred to by its IATA airport code (and FAA LID) LAX, with the letters pronounced individually.
Before the 1930s, existing airports used a two-letter abbreviation based on the weather stations at the airports.
At that time, "LA" served as the designation for Los Angeles Airport.
A restaurant with a sweeping view of the airport is suspended beneath two arches that form the legs.
The Los Angeles City Council designated the building a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1992.