LAX Soars as World's Most "Social" Airport

Dec. 18, 2010, saw a 20-fold spike in check-ins, according to Facebook

By Shirah Matsuzawa
|  Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011  |  Updated 9:49 PM PDT
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Flying into the spot of the world's most "social" airport is LAX, according to a list compiled by Facebook.

On Tuesday, the social networking site named LAX the "Most Social Airport in the World," meaning more people check-in there than any other airport in the world.

"We're excited to receive this recognition and are committed to ensuring these sites remain relevant and valuable to our travelers and fans," said Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director, in a statement.

Travelers share their location via check-in applications on Facebook and other third-party services.

The airport data was collected between August 2010 and November 2011.

Additionally, Facebook reported a spike in social-media sharing during the holiday travel periods.

Dec. 18, 2010, saw a 20-fold spike in check-ins, according to Facebook. Increases were also prevalent on Dec. 23 and 24, as well as Dec. 29 to 31.

With the holiday season traveling up the runway, it looks like the LAX passengers will soon be checking in once again.


Here's the complete list of the world's most "social" airports:

  1.  Los Angeles International Airport
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  3. Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  4. San Francisco International Airport
  5. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  6. Denver International Airport
  7. Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
  8. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  9. McCarran International Airport
  10. Suvarnabhumi International Airport
  11. Philadelphia International Airport
  12. Miami International Airport
  13. Boston Logan International Airport
  14. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  15. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  16. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  17. San Diego International Airport
  18. Newark Liberty International Airport
  19. Washington Dulles International Airport
  20. Heathrow Airport
  21. Toronto Pearson International Airport
  22. Baltimore Washington International Airport
  23. Portland International Airport
  24. Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
  25. Salt Lake City International Airport

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