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Long Beach Airport Recognized Among Top Ten in United States by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

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Marlene Arrona
Public Affairs Assistant
Long Beach Airport

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) is among the Best Airports in the United States, based on votes by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Ranking eighth nationwide, LGB continues to be a favorite among travelers who recognize its convenient Southern California location, exemplary amenities and first-class customer experience.

“Every day, our award-winning airport gives visitors an amazing first impression of our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Recognitions such as this really underscore the exceptional service that the Long Beach Airport offers to residents and travelers.”

Nearly a quarter-million Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers voted, with LGB being called out by the magazine as “easy to fall for” and “charming.” Condé Nast further begs the question, “Who says airports have to be stressful?” and notes how LGB makes the most of Southern California’s perfect weather with “surprising use of outdoor spaces,” including palm trees and a fire pit in the open-air concourse, where there are local dining and retail options. The nearly 100-year-old airport is also appreciated by travelers for its history, including its well-preserved historic terminal.

The award comes as LGB just this year celebrated the unveiling of a new, modern Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System, which have made the travel experience even smoother from curb to gate.

“Long Beach Airport is proud to be recognized and appreciated for its calm, cool and convenient service,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “This is an achievement for all our business partners and staff, and a testament to what makes Long Beach unique among airports.”

Long Beach Airport currently offers nonstop service to 17 destinations across the nation by major airlines, in addition to robust general aviation operations.

The other airports named in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine are available online.

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 and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Airport 
Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the oldest airport in California. Among its many awards, LGB was named a Top 10 airport in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Small Airport. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. The Airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, with the LGB Aviation Complex generating $8.6 billion in economic impact and supporting 46,000 jobs. LGB is a self-supporting enterprise of the City of Long Beach and does not receive local tax dollars. The Airport prides itself in preserving its esteemed historic legacy and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LGBAirport.