Pictures: Take a peek inside San Bernardino International Airport

As we mentioned earlier today, San Bernardino International Airport finished construction of a new $20 million international arrivals building. It was built even though the existing facility doesn’t have a single scheduled commercial flight. And of course, there’s another underused airport – L.A/Ontario — 23 miles away.

Staff photographer Rick Sforza took some photos of the airport. They’re worth a look, if only to see a photo of a retired American Airlines 727. (Photos above are the domestic terminal, while photos below are the international one.)

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What were the top 10 largest airlines at LAX in 2013?

As we mentioned yesterday, Los Angeles International Airport last year recorded its highest passenger traffic since 2000. And it appears on its way to breaking a new traffic record in 2014. Could it reach 70 million passengers? It’s very possible.

The table below shows the largest 10 airlines at LAX in 2013. You’ll notice the the seventh-largest airline, Skywest, isn’t really an airline at all — at least in the traditional sense. It’s a commuter airline, and it flies as United Express, Delta Connection and American Eagle. (As well as US Airways Express and Alaska Airlines, though not from L.A.)

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Malaysia Airlines, in Los Angeles since 1986, will stop LAX flights in April

Malaysia Airlines will stop service Los Angeles at the end of April. Photo: Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines will stop service Los Angeles at the end of April. Photo: Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines will pull out of Los Angeles at the end of April to focus on routes within Asia, according to multiple reports.

This is actually potentially bad news for travelers looking for bargain flights to Tokyo. The Malaysian flights to Kuala Lumpur made a stop in Tokyo, and it was possible, sometimes at a discount, to buy tickets between L.A. and Tokyo. For now, the service is operated three times per week on a Boeing 777.

“While MAS has a long history in Los Angeles, this route is no longer economically viable,” chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said in the statement.

“The factors contributing to this negative situation include overcapacity and competition resulting in lower yields, the high cost of operating the B777 aircraft and pressure from fuel cost increases. These are adding further pressure to the expenses of the group, which we are continuously evaluating.”

According to Business Traveller magazine, Malaysia has served Los Angeles since 1986. It will now have no North American routes.

With Malaysia out of the game, that leaves American, United, ANA, JAL, Singapore, and Delta in the Los Angeles-Tokyo market.

Malaysia is part of the OneWorld airline alliance, so it is likely that American and JAL will carry passengers to Tokyo, and then Malaysia will fly them to Kuala Lumpur.

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines will retire the world’s final passenger DC-10, a Long Beach built plane

Will any of my readers be flying on the Biman Bangladesh Airlines DC-10 farewell tour?

Will any of my readers be flying on the Biman Bangladesh Airlines DC-10 farewell tour?

The final DC-10 — a plane built in Long Beach — will be removed from commercial service next month after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Birmingham. UK. And Biman is milking it for all it’s worth.

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