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Two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft will be conducting training operations at Long Beach Airport tomorrow through Sunday. They are significantly louder than aircraft that typically operate at the airport. We anticipate they'll arrive in the late a.m. tomorrow and depart in the afternoon on Sunday.
“We will always be grateful for the investment JetBlue made in our community and the tremendous service they offered our passengers. We understand that the aviation industry – now more than ever – is constantly changing and airlines nationwide are making difficult business decisions to stay competitive in light of the pandemic. We expect strong interest in the slots as they become available.”
The U.S. Marine Corps has informed Long Beach Airport that two F/A-18 aircraft will be conducting training operations at Long Beach Airport this weekend. We anticipate that these aircraft will arrive Friday, June 26 and depart shortly after their arrival. The two F/A-18 aircraft will return to Long Beach Airport on Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and June 28) to conduct a few additional training operations before departing late in the afternoon on Sunday, June 28. All times are tentative and subject to change. This information is also being shared via WebTrak and social media.
Southwest Airlines announced today that it will begin daily, nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Austin and Phoenix. The move significantly enhances nationwide connections and nearly doubles the number of Southwest's one-stop destinations from LGB.
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is open and operational for essential travel, air cargo, and general aviation operations. LGB is working closely with the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department and following the State health order to ensure the health and safety of all passengers and employees.