City of Long Beach
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411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hawaiian Airlines’ (Hawaiian) inaugural flight from the Long Beach Airport (LGB) took off earlier today, with elected officials, Airport Director Jess L. Romo and other dignitaries joining executives from Hawaiian for the celebration. The airline will offer service with one flight daily from Long Beach to Honolulu.
“We are so pleased to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to Long Beach Airport,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Our airport is consistently rated one of the best in the country and with such accolades from the traveling community, airlines such as theirs with a similar focus on providing excellent customer service are eager to offer flights from LGB.”
In January, the airline announced that it would begin offering daily, non-stop service between Long Beach and Honolulu. The flight will take place on its new Airbus A321neo aircraft, which is equipped with engine technology that makes it among the quietest and most efficient aircraft currently in the skies.
“Hawaiian Airlines new service from LGB is such a welcome event for our customers and will be a prosperous one for the region as a whole,” said Jess L. Romo, airport director. “The airport now has yet another popular destination for travelers, which also offers connections to international markets further abroad such as Asia and the South Pacific.”
Hawaiian’s daily flights from LGB to Honolulu will depart at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at 11:40 a.m., giving passengers the ability to connect to neighboring islands or flights to other destinations if desired. The return flight departs from Honolulu at 12:30 p.m. and arrives in Long Beach at 9:00 p.m., allowing leisure travelers to enjoy every last minute of their vacation. For more information, please see Hawaiian Airlines’ official press release by clicking here.
About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently completed a revitalization to update its facilities. In 2012, a new 35,000-sq ft passenger concourse opened to the public and has since garnered extensive praise for its modern design and architecture, local eateries and easygoing travel experience. Recently, both Fodor’s Travel Guide and Yahoo Travel named LGB one of the top 10 terminals in the world, and Conde Nast Traveler readers voted LGB No. 4 in their annual Best Airports in America feature. Today, LGB hosts three airlines offering non-stop service to several U.S. cities, and serves over 2.6 million commercial airline passengers annually while supporting a healthy general aviation community with nearly 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, as well as a leader in maintaining a sustainable, environmentally-responsible operation. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.
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