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Los Angeles International nearly doubles Twitter followers in November

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) gained more than 27,000 Twitter followers in November, the same month a shooter went on a spree.

According to the study Twittairport, undertaken by the website solterbeck.net - LAX went from 30,404 to 57,648 followers.

Followers to LAX surged after a suspect went on a shooting spree killing a federal security agent and wounding other people inside a terminal on November 2.

Twittairport analysed the 618 accounts for November of airports across the globe, which tweet and have accounts.

London Heathrow was top with 185,654 followers, a rise of 8.23% on the 179,530 followers in October.

The study says Gatwick Airport has the second highest number of followers with 93,826, an increase of 4.16% on October.

Other airports making the top ten were Dublin Airport in seventh with 48,054, while Dubai Airports was eighth with 41,455.

Twittairport says airports across the 618 accounts in November had a combined 2,254,737 followers up on the 2,045,018 in October, a rise of 5.39%.

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