“Long Beach Airport is poised to continue providing a convenient and stress-free travel experience for trips to Hawaii,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “As travelers plan ahead for 2021, the addition of Maui service is great news for our City and increases our connections with the islands.”
Hawaiian Airlines began service from LGB in June 2018 with a daily flight to Honolulu, though service has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. The flight to Honolulu is scheduled to resume on Dec. 16.
The airline added a second flight slot in April 2020, which it will use to begin service to Maui. LGB has one of the strictest noise control ordinances in the nation and operates a total of 53 daily flight slots, although flight slot utilization requirements have been temporarily waived.
“We are thrilled Hawaiian Airlines chose to offer LGB travelers another nonstop destination to the islands,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “We encourage the public to always check current travel guidelines and, when the time is right, our passengers can choose from a wonderful lineup of leisure travel getaways.”
The flights will depart LGB daily at 8:35 a.m. and arrive in Maui at 12:35 p.m. local time. Returning flights depart OGG at 12:45 p.m. Hawaii time and arrive at 8:05 p.m. in Long Beach. As with flights to Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines will serve the route with the Airbus A321neo, among the quietest and most efficient of commercial aircraft.
“Maui is a popular vacation destination for Southern California travelers, and we are delighted to make it more convenient for our guests to visit the Valley Isle while enjoying our Hawaiian hospitality onboard nonstop flights from Long Beach Airport,” said Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president of revenue management and network planning Brent Overbeek. “Our new nonstop flights to Maui will complement our existing service between Long Beach and Honolulu, offering travelers two daily flight options to Hawai‘i.”
Currently, all of Southern California is under a Regional Stay at Home Order, and all non-essential travel is temporarily restricted. For those who have essential travel needs, LGB has instituted a number of measures to enhance passenger safety, including physical distancing, new disinfecting protocols and a face covering requirement. Read about these measures and watch a video of what it’s like to fly through LGB with the current precautions in place.
The City of Long Beach offers free COVID-19 testing at a number of sites, including at Long Beach City College Veterans Stadium, located just one mile from the Airport.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 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 and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.
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.