PRESS RELEASE

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

12/20/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:122018B
Subject:
Long Beach Airport, One of Best Airports for Holiday Travel
The Airport’s Busiest Days Projected for Remainder of Week
Contact:
Cassie Chauvel
Public Affairs
Long Beach Airport
562.570.2678
Cassie.Chauvel@longbeach.gov




Long Beach Airport (LGB) has been named the second easiest and most convenient airport to travel in the country by Treetopia. With millions of Americans preparing to travel for the winter holidays, LGB travelers should expect peak holiday travel days to run from now through December 23. A slight drop is expected on December 24 and 25 and will pick up again on December 26.

“People often travel to spend time with their families during the last two weeks of the year,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Long Beach includes hometown hospitality within a revitalized, dynamic city. It’s a great place for families to gather for the holidays.”

Treetopia reviewed government data from 2017 and looked at fights at the 50 busiest airports in the nation during the holiday season. Long Beach Airport made the site’s list of best airports, coming in second to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for travel during the holiday period.

“We strive to provide straightforward, convenient and simple travel and ease of access,” said Airport Director Jess Romo. “We suggest that regardless of the day you travel, you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes early, not just to avoid potential delays, but also to have the opportunity to enjoy the local eateries and open-air concourse.” 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen a record number of travelers nationally and locally during the 2018 Christmas and New Year holiday travel season.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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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.