PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/7/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:080717
Subject:
Long Beach Airport June 2017 Commercial Flight Activity Statistics
Contact:
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport
562.570.2678
Stephanie.Montuya-Morisky@longbeach.gov




Airline passenger traffic at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) increased 25 percent in June 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. Total passenger traffic includes the number of airline passengers both enplaned and deplaned.

In June 2017, LGB served 313,064 passengers compared to 250,421 in June 2016. Long Beach Airport has served 1,849,953 passengers in the first half of 2017, an increase of 46.5 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

Total air cargo carried by aircraft, both inbound and outbound, decreased 11 percent in June 2017 compared to the same time last year. In June 2017, 2,018 tons passed through LGB compared to 2,277 tons during the same period in 2016.

Additional details related to Long Beach Airport commercial flight activity is available online.

Commercial Flight Activity Report
 
June 2017
 

June 2017

June 2016

% Change

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

% Change

Passenger Traffic

      

Enplanements

157,233

126,241

24.5%

925,495

632,972

46.2%

Deplanements

155,831

124,180

25.5%

924,458

629,388

46.9%

Total Passenger Traffic

313,064

250,421

25.0%

1,849,953

1,262,360

46.5%

       

Total Air Cargo (Tons)

2,018

2,277

-11.4%

11,344

12,283

-7.6%

Definitions:

  • Passenger Traffic - Number of airline passengers both enplaned (departures) and deplaned (arrivals). 
  • Air Cargo - Cargo carried by commercial aircraft, both inbound and outbound. 

About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) completed a revitalization in 2012 to update its facilities. A new 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, Sunset magazine awarded LGB with a Best of 2017 Travel Award. In addition, USA Today and 10Best.com recognized LGB for Best Airport Dining in their Readers Choice poll. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with over 260,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. Long Beach Airport and its tenants generate more than $10 billion and 45,000 jobs in total economic activity to the Long Beach region with an additional $1.1 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state, and local levels. Long Beach Airport prides itself in maintaining a safe, sustainable, and 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.