How many planes land at Santa Monica Airport each day?

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Santa Monica Airport Freeway TrafficSanta Monica Airport is the talk of the town these days. Many Santa Monica locals have been conjecturing on how many planes that land on a daily basis. We want to share with you what this means for the residents of Santa Monica.

How many planes land at Santa Monica Airport each day?

We have been asked by several locals to expand on the number of operations (landings & takeoffs) each day at Santa Monica Airport. We did some research and found that there were an average of 236 airplanes per day that took off or landed at Santa Monica Airport in November of 2013.

How does Santa Monica Airport traffic compare with LAX or Van Nuys?

LAX airport handles about 2,500 flights per day in October 2013 (an average of 1,000 cargo and 1,546 passenger flights per day). Van Nuys Airport handles on average 777 flights per day in October 2013.

How does Santa Monica Airport traffic compare with local Freeway traffic?

While an airplane cannot directly be compared to a car or truck, we wanted to shed some light on the actual number of landings and takeoffs at Santa Monica Airport.

To put this in perspective, on average 35,000 cars, trucks and buses use Bundy Drive and 20,000 cars use Ocean Park every day. Yes, that's each day.

What's next?

In future blog posts we will shed some light on local pollution as it relates to Santa Monica Airport. Let us know what questions you have in the comments section below so we can address them as we write the blog post.

How can I learn more? Santa Monica Airport Website Federal Interstate Traffic State of California Traffic Volume City of Los Angeles Traffic Volume