Los Angeles International Airport serves the United States’ City of Angels, Los Angeles. The second most populated city in the US (after New York City), Los Angeles is the home of Holly-wood and plays an integral part in the country’s film industry. The city is served by multiple air facilities, but Los Angeles International Airport (often referred to simply as LAX) is the biggest and busiest of all. The airport handles over 70 million travellers annually and consists of an astonishing 9 passenger terminals. The terminals are named 1-8, with the last one called the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
LAX is a hub base for a number of American air carriers such as United Airlines and American Airlines, and is also served by dozens of airlines from around the world like Cathay Pacific, Emirates, KLM, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines. Popular destinations from LAX include San Francisco, New York, London, Chicago and Seattle.
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Los Angeles International Airport is situated only about 31 kilometres from the heart of Los Angeles. To get from airport to city, travellers can make use of the LAX FlyAway shuttle bus - this bus will connect them directly to major landmarks within Los Angeles like Union Station (located in downtown Los Angeles), Hollywood and Long Beach. A one-way fare costs about SGD 14 (USD 10) and the ride downtown should take about 45 minutes. If you’re in a hurry, though, a cab ride to downtown LA would cost about SGD 70 (USD 50).
What to see and do
If you’re a Hollywood fan, visiting Los Angeles will feel like a dream come true. This is the fantastical land where movie magic happens, and you get a chance to see it live for a change. Go behind the scenes at Universal Studio Hollywood - you can observe actual film sets from blockbuster movies, staged demonstrations of Hollywood’s world-famous special effects, and enjoy a cacophony of themed shows, rides and paraphernalia. Then go up to Griffith Park on the Santa Monica Mountains for a panoramic view of the whole city, and a selfie with the iconic white Hollywood sign.
Big fan of movie stars? Don’t miss a trip down to the Sunset Strip for a visit to Madame Tussauds Hollywood - inside are countless life-size wax figurines of the world’s most famous actors. Once you’re done with that, step outside and follow the star-shaped markers on the ground to do the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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