PRESS RELEASE

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

3/22/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 032216
Subject:
USA Today Readers Vote Long Beach Airport Best Airport for Dining in United States
LGB Also Named Best Concessions Design by Airport Revenue News
Contact:
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
562.570.2678
Stephanie.Montuya-Morisky@longbeach.gov





Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently won two prestigious awards for its concessions program. LGB was named Best Airport for Dining in a USA Today/10Best.com Readers’ Choice poll, and won an award for Best Concessions Design in the Small Hub category from Airport Revenue News magazine.

“Long Beach airport is without a doubt one of the best places in the country for travelers to fly, dine, or shop,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We’re very proud of the local restaurants that make flying in or out of Long Beach such a unique and pleasant experience.”

USA Today/10Best.com declared that LGB harkens back to the golden age of flying, and that its food options are a great representation of local flavors.

“With an exceptionally designed terminal facility and a team that collectively delivers remarkable customer service, Long Beach Airport is honored to receive these recognitions,” said Airport Director Bryant L. Francis, C.M. “Further, in the USA Today/10Best.com Readers’ Choice poll, LGB was by far the smallest of the 15 airports nominated for Best Airport Dining in terms of passenger activity, so this is indeed well deserved recognition for LGB.”

Among the other honorees on the list were two Long Beach Airport destinations: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Other large hubs on the list included Denver International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Miami International Airport.

The Airport Revenue News awards were announced at its recent Revenue Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. The selection process began in September 2015 and involved the airport industry in soliciting nominations, before they narrowed down the field of finalists. A committee of industry professionals voted on those finalists to select winners for each category.

Besides winning in the Airport with the Best Concessions Design category, LGB was also nominated for Airport with the Best Customer Service and Airport with the Best Overall Concessions Program categories.

LGB concessionaire Paradies Lagardère also received multiple awards in both contests, including being named the Best Overall Retailer by Airport Revenue News for the twenty-first consecutive year.

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-square-foot 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 more than 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.