City of Long Beach 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 032117
USA Today Readers Vote Long Beach Airport Best Airport for Dining Two Years in a Row
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
Public Affairs Officer

Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently won two prestigious awards for its concessions program. LGB was named Best Airport for Dining in the United States in a USA Today/ Readers’ Choice poll. This is the second year in a row that Long Beach Airport has won the title. The airport also won an award for Best Program Design in the Small Hub category from Airport Revenue News magazine.

“We’re very proud of our local restaurants and small businesses in Long Beach and we are excited that visitors from across the country can experience what Long Beach has to offer,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

USA Today/ declared that LGB harkens back to the golden age of flying, and that its street-side favorites are a great representation of local flavors.

“Long Beach airport is honored to receive these awards for the second year in a row and grateful for our facility and team who contributed to our win.” said Airport Director Jess L. Romo, A.A.E. “Once again, in the USA Today/ Readers’ Choice poll, LGB was by far the smallest of the 15 airports nominated for Best Airport Dining in terms of passenger activity, which further proves our deservedness.”

Among the other honorees recognized was San Francisco International Airport which is a Long Beach Airport destination. Other large hubs on the list included Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, George Bush International Airport, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The Airport Revenue News awards were announced at its recent Revenue Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. The selection process began in September 2016 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 Program Design category, LGB was also nominated for Airport with the Best Customer Service by Airport Revenue News magazine.

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 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 the BBC named LGB one of the top 10 terminals in the world, and USA Today and 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 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.