LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The holiday getaway isn’t over yet — a record number of travelers is expected to continue through Los Angeles International Airport for this year’s Fourth of July holiday travel period.
Airport officials say 272,358 passengers and 113,779 vehicles are expected to pass through the Los Angeles International Airport next Monday, topping Sunday’s traffic numbers.
With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, officials are forecasting a record-breaking holiday travel period – 2.86 million passengers are expected over the 11-day period that began Friday and ends one week from Monday.
Friday was naturally the heaviest travel day, with 275,285 booked passengers and 120,531 vehicles.
This year’s Fourth of July travel period is expected to be up 2.44 percent over the seven days that started June 29 and ends on Thursday, July 5.
Friday, Sunday and Monday after the holiday are also expected to be extremely busy at LAX.
The Automobile Club of Southern California estimates that more than 3.4 million Southern California residents will travel over the Fourth of July holiday, the fifth consecutive year of increases in people heading out for holiday getaways.
Most Southern California travelers, about 2.6 million, are expected to travel by car, up 4.7 percent from last year. About 435,000 people will travel by air, up 9.2 percent year-over-year, while 285,000 will travel by train, cruise, bus or other means, a 5.3 percent jump.
The most popular destinations for Southern California travelers are expected to be San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon. Nationally, Anaheim is predicted to be the second-most popular destination for travelers, behind only Orlando, Florida.
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