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If L.A. had a second major airport..

Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:12 pm

The L.A. area is a pretty big metropolis and yet it only has one major airport , LAX, with a few smaller airports scrattered around, BUR, LGB etc. NYC on the ither hand has two major airports serving the city EWR and JFK (not sure if LGA counts as a major intl airport).

So my question is, if L.A. were to have a second major airport, where would if be located? And would it be worth it to have two major airports serving L.A?
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Re: If L.A. had a second major airport..

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:26 pm

It already has...trouble is no international airline wants to go there.....

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Re: If L.A. had a second major airport..

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:46 pm

That's because LAX is very cheap for an airport that size, so cheap that other airports in the region can hardly compete. Why fly into a secondary airport if you can fly into a major airport for the same amount of money? Sure if LAX were more expensive you'd see the other airports grow at the cost of LAX.

I believe this situation is unique in the world, mostly the smaller airports are far cheaper than the expensive big ones but in L.A. that's not the case.

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