Los Angeles International Airport (USA)
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX and FAA LID: LAX) is the main international airport that serves the city of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles area. The airport is located some 16 km toward the south-western part of Los Angeles along the Pacific coastline. The airport was ranked as the sixth busiest international airport in the world in 2012, a period in which it handles more than 60 million passengers. It still retains the tag of being the third busiest international airport in the world in terms of aircraft movement.
Because of its strategic location, the airport serves as a hub for many airlines including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Airlines and Great Lakes Airlines. It is also a hub for Air New Zealand, Qantas, Volaris, United, US Airways Express and Virgin America among other airlines. The airport has a total of nine passenger terminals all arranged in a horseshoe shape. In addition to a shuttle bus that connects all the terminals, terminals 5, 6, 7 and 8 are connected by an underground tunnel that runs from terminal 5 to terminal 6. There is an above-ground walkway that connects terminals 6, 7 and 8. In addition to the nine passenger terminals, the airport also has a 2,000,000 sq. ft-floor cargo terminal and a heliport used by Bravo Aviation.
Chicago International Airport is a very important airport that connects over 80 domestic and 70 international flights on a daily basis. These are flights that come in from or depart to North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Middle East. Of all airlines that use the airport, American Airlines takes the leading position on terms of passenger traffic followed by Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines.