Passenger volume through Los Angeles International Airport climbed into the double digits in November as Thanksgiving traffic took off, according to numbers released Monday by officials with the Los Angeles World Airports.
Nearly 5.96 million travelers moved through the airport last month, a 10.7 percent boost compared to a year ago. Domestic traveler volume grew to 4.39 million passengers last month, a 10.6 percent jump over a year ago and close to the 11 percent boost in the number of international passengers, which rose to 1.57 million. In recent months, the year-over-year growth of international passengers has substantially outpaced that of domestic travelers.
In a reversal of recent trends, overall air cargo dropped 2.2 percent in November compared to a year ago. Mail cargo tonnage gained 4.58 percent but freight cargo dropped 2.48 percent.
Since January, passenger volume moving through the airport rose 5.79 percent over the same year-ago period to nearly 68.5 million passengers. That puts the airport on track to meet or exceed last year’s record volume year of nearly 70.7 million passengers.