Currently the busiest general aviation airport in the world, Van Nuys airport (KVNY) only sees traffic from or small commercial aircraft. Located within the city limits of Los Angeles, Van Nuys airport is preferred by celebrities, politicians and business executives for the convenience and anonymity it offers. The airport has only two parallel runways, and yet it averages around 1,200 flight operations per year. In contrast, LAX has multiple runways and as one of the biggest airports in the US does approximately 1,700 operations per year.
In addition to being the main airport for private jet travel to and from Los Angeles, Van Nuys airport is also where most news helicopters are based. The Los Angeles fire department also bases a fleet of emergency response helicopters out of Van Nuys.
Due probably to its close proximity to Hollywood, Van Nuys airport has been the filming location for many Hollywood movies and TV shows. Most famously, the airport scenes that appear at the end of Casa Blanca showing a private plane taking off were filmed at Van Nuys airport.
airport to use. For more information on the airport, visit http://www.lawa.org/welcomeVNY.aspx.