Traffic at Los Angeles International Airport fell slightly in June, as a drop in domestic travel outweighed a significant increase in international flights.


Overall, airport traffic fell by about 29,000 passengers from the year-ago period a drop of about one-half of 1 percent to 5.5 million passengers, according to Los Angeles World Airports. Domestic traffic fell by 3.4 percent in June to just under 4 million flights while international traffic rose 7.3 percent to 1.6 million passengers.


Year-to-date, traffic at LAX was up 1.8 percent through the end of June, with nearly all of that increase due to a rise in international travel.


At Ontario International Airport, passenger traffic fell 0.2 percent in June, to 625,019 flights, and was up 2.4 percent year-to-date.


At LAX, air cargo rose 2.4 percent in June to 180,828 tons, and was up 2.1 percent year-to-date. At Ontario, cargo rose 0.6 percent in June to 48,846 tons, but remained down 7.8 percent year-to-date.

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