Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach, CA – Southwest Airlines announced today that it will offer nonstop flights on Saturdays and Sundays between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Boise, Idaho (BOI) and Portland, Oregon (PDX). The additional service begins Oct. 7 and tickets are available now at Southwest.com.
“With today’s announcement, our partner Southwest now offers a timesaving weekend option to fly nonstop between Long Beach and the Pacific Northwest,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “These new weekend routes provide additional, valuable connectivity between both regions, with travelers from the Northwest looking for an easy gateway to Southern California.”
Air carriers at Long Beach Airport now offer service to 24 nonstop destinations around the nation, which is more nonstop service than at any time in LGB’s nearly 100-year history. The previous record was 19 nonstop destinations available in 2011.
Now with 45 total flight slots at LGB, Southwest Airlines has announced several new nonstop destinations in recent months, including:
- Daily service to Kansas City (MCI) and the return of seasonal service to Maui (OGG) beginning March 9.
- Daily service to Colorado Springs (COS) and El Paso (ELP), as well as new Saturday service to Orlando (MCO) beginning July 11.
- Daily service to Albuquerque (ABQ) beginning Sept. 5.
“We love seeing our route map fill up with more and more exciting destinations, and this new weekend nonstop link with the Pacific Northwest is a very welcome addition to the service Southwest offers daily in these markets,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “Our convenient and easygoing airport now connects you to even more great places.”
Southwest Airlines first began service from LGB in 2016 and has continued to increase its presence at the Airport since then.
Of the 58 daily flight slots currently held at Long Beach’s noise-controlled airport, Southwest currently holds 45. In addition to Southwest’s flight slots, Delta Air Lines holds seven, Hawaiian Airlines has two and UPS has one. Three flight slots recently relinquished by American Airlines will be reallocated, in accordance with the established protocols, to interested carriers on the Permanent Flight Slot Waiting List.
Learn more at about nonstop destinations at lgb.org/destinations.
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.
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.