Residents near Los Angeles International Airport will notice a slight change in overnight air traffic patterns tonight and continuing into next week.
According to Los Angeles World Airports, the military airspace west of LAX is expected to be active for one week for unspecified reasons. Due to that activity, LAX will deviate from its “Over-Ocean Operations” that are typically in effect from midnight to 6:30 a.m.
During those hours, incoming flights normally land at LAX from over the ocean to reduce noise for residents living east of the airport. Due to the military airspace activity, however, incoming flights will use the over-land westerly route when approaching the airport, according to LAWA.
Outbound flights will continue to take off to the west, over the ocean.
The change in overnight operations will continue through Nov. 12, according to LAWA.