Labor Day Holiday Travel: Nearly 250,000 Expected to Pass Through LAX

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Los Angeles International Airport officials have issued a warning for travelers flying during the Labor Day weekend: Expect congestion on the roads and in the airport terminals, “which will be more crowded than usual.”

There is good reason for the warning: The nation’s second-busiest airport is expected to serve a record 1.13 million air travelers between Friday and Tuesday, a 2.35% increase over the same period in 2017.

The busiest day of the holiday weekend is expected to be Friday, when 245,770 travelers are anticipated, according to airport officials. The airport served an average of 231,000 travelers a day last year.

The prediction is in line with a forecast issued this week by Airlines for America, a trade group for the country’s largest air carriers. The group predicted that a record 16.5 million people will fly on U.S. airlines this weekend, a 3.5% increase over the Labor Day weekend in 2017.

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