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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Airplanes of the Past Vintage Aviation Collection

LAX is located in southwestern Los Angeles along the Pacific coast in the neighborhood of Westchester, 16 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, an agency of the Los Angeles city government formerly known as the Department of Airports.

LAX is the busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles Area; however, other airports including Bob Hope Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, and LA/Ontario International Airport also serve the region.

In 1928, the Los Angeles City Council selected 640 acres in the southern part of Westchester as the site of a new airport for the city. It was named Mines Field for William W. Mines, the real estate agent who arranged the deal. Mines Field was opened as the airport of Los Angeles in 1930, and the city purchased it to be a municipal airfield in 1937. The name was changed to Los Angeles Airport in 1941 and to Los Angeles International Airport in 1949

Shown below are several images of LAX through the years, from the Airplanes Of The Past Collection.

Los Angeles "Jet Age" Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles "Jet Age" Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Dining at the Host International Restaurant at Los Angeles International LAX Airport
Dining at the Host International Restaurant at Los Angeles International LAX Airport
Satellite transit bus at Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Satellite transit bus at Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Los Angeles International Airport ... Jet-Age Air Terminal
Los Angeles International Airport ... Jet-Age Air Terminal
Los Angeles International LAX Airport aerial view mid-1950s
Los Angeles International LAX Airport aerial view mid-1950s
Los Angeles International LAX Airport Tower
Los Angeles International LAX Airport Tower
Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International LAX Airport, circa 1960s
Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge near Los Angeles International Airport
Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge near Los Angeles International Airport