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Long Beach Airport Advises Travelers to Allow Extra Time Due to Spring Break and Construction Work

Spring Break
Kate Kuykendall
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) is anticipating an elevated number of travelers during the spring break season, from roughly mid-March through early April, and passengers are advised to plan ahead and arrive early—especially in the midst of LGB’s ongoing roadway improvements—to ensure a smooth travel experience.

“Our award-winning Long Beach Airport stands out as a trusted place to launch or land for spring break getaways," said Mayor Rex Richardson. “This year, as you prepare for your travels, please plan for a little extra time to account for peak travel periods and ensure a smooth journey.”

Through its airline partners, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines, LGB officials estimate that many flights will be at full capacity. About 15,000 travelers will pass through the Airport on peak days, representing an estimated increase of 20% more than last year. The busiest travel days are Sundays, Mondays and Fridays.

Due to the additional travelers and the Terminal Roadway Improvements Project, LGB encourages travelers to plan ahead to ensure the most stress-free experience. Motorists picking up passengers should park in one of the two free Cell Phone Waiting Lots and avoid the terminal area until the person they are picking up has all their baggage and is ready on the curb.

The project, when complete this fall, will result in improved vehicular and passenger flow and additional enhancements for those with mobility challenges.

“We are famous for the easygoing experience we offer, and this project will ultimately make that experience even smoother,” said Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “With our resort-like feel, it’s like the vacation begins as soon as you arrive at the airport!”

Throughout the spring break season, LGB is offering the following tips for visitors:

  • Arrive 90 minutes before your departure, especially for morning flights or if you are traveling on peak travel days (March 29-April 1 and April 5-7).
  • For drivers picking up passengers, please wait in one of the two free Cell Phone Waiting Lots, located on the northwest and southwest corners of Lakewood Boulevard and E. Donald Douglas Drive, until your passenger calls to let you know they are ready on the curb.
  • The pick-up and drop-off area in front of the Historic Terminal is for active loading and unloading only.
  • Travelers can sign up for notifications about the roadwork at LGB at LinkLB or visit LGBRoadImprovements.com for updates. There's also a construction hotline at 562.445.6439.

Situated at a central position between Los Angeles and Orange counties, Long Beach Airport provides a distinctively stress-free journey and a first-class customer experience. Air carriers currently offer service to 24 nonstop destinations around the nation, which is more nonstop service than at any time in LGB’s 100-year history.

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