PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

2/27/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 022714
Subject:
Discover Long Beach Airport (LGB) Through New App
Airport, City Information at Your Fingertips
Contact:
Kerry Gerot, Public Affairs Officer
562.570.2696
Kerry.Gerot@LongBeach.gov






Making your way through Long Beach Airport is easier than ever with the recently launched LGB Airport App. The free app allows travelers to look up flight arrivals and departures; track specific flights; get information about parking and concessions; and plan their visit to Long Beach.

"Travelers can now book a flight or rent a car straight from the LGB Airport app," Mayor Bob Foster said. “It also is a direct link to listings of special events, conferences, dining and entertainment options via the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.” 

Travelers can use the app to easily "check-in" to popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, making it more convenient to let friends and family know that they are safely traveling. The app also links directly to the City's popular Facebook page.

"Long Beach Airport is providing a service that helps passengers alleviate some of the discomfort of today's travel," said Airport Director Mario Rodriguez. "Providing a smart app for customers allows us one more outlet to be customer friendly because travelers now have flight, airport, and city information at their fingertips."

Detailed maps offer quick links to airline information; ground transportation options; and terminal layout. With this app passengers will be allowed access to almost all of their Long Beach travel needs. 

The LGB Airport App is available for free on iTunes and Google Play. The App joins the rest of the Go Long Beach family of Apps, including Go Long Beach, Go Long Beach Public Library, Go Long Beach Police and "Long Beach Animal Care Services.” These apps, along with other technological initiatives, help the City enhance service to residents and businesses and to be named a Top-10 Digital City for three years in a row.

About Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Airport (LGB), located in Long Beach, CA, was founded in 1923, making it the oldest municipally owned airport in California. Throughout its 90-year history, LGB has been a source of substantial economic activity and business opportunities, as well as a leader in maintaining a sustainable, environmentally responsible operation. LGB hosts four airlines offering non-stop service to 13 U.S. cities and serving over 3 million commercial airline passengers annually while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport.