Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.2 percent in July compared to last year and was up 4.8 percent for the seven months of this year, according to figures released Aug. 28 by airport officials.

Los Angeles World Airports, the L.A. city agency that runs LAX, reported nearly 8.4 million passengers went through the airport in July, up from just over 8 million passengers in June and up from nearly 8.2 million during July of last year. July is traditionally one of the busiest months at LAX as the summer travel season hits full stride.

Domestic passenger traffic rose 3.2 percent to 5.85 million in July compared to a year ago, while international passenger traffic rose 3 percent to 2.6 million.

For the first seven months of 2018, 51.1 million passengers went through LAX, up from 48.8 million for the same period last year. International traffic rose 5.9 percent to 15.2 million, while domestic traffic rose 4.3 percent to 35.9 million.

The amount of air cargo tonnage moving through LAX was nearly flat in July, rising 0.3 percent to 203,276 tons. For the seven months of 2018, air cargo tonnage rose 2 percent to nearly 1.4 million tons.

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