PRESS RELEASE

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

1/8/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:010818B
Subject:
Long Beach Airport Adds New Destination to Honolulu Inaugural Flight to Takeoff June 1
Contact:
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport
562.570.2679
stephanie.montuya-morisky@longbeach.gov






Starting June 1, Hawaiian Airlines will offer daily, non-stop service to Honolulu (HNL) from Long Beach Airport (LGB). Hawaiian Airlines plans to fly the route with one of its new Airbus A321neo aircraft. This aircraft represents the latest in engine technology and is among the quietest and most efficient aircraft currently flying.

“We are thrilled that Hawaiian Airlines has selected Long Beach Airport as a new way to get to Honolulu and connect to nearby islands,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “There’s now no easier way to get to Hawaii than from in Long Beach.”

“LGB now has one more non-stop choice to both a popular leisure destination and one that will offer connections to international markets like Asia and Australia," said Airport Director, Jess L. Romo. “The charm of your vacation can start here at Long Beach Airport well before arriving in Hawaii, with a walk through LGB’s open concourse and its swaying palms and lush landscape.”

Currently, air carriers operate 50 daily flights at Long Beach Airport. Through November, LGB continued to show strong passenger numbers in 2017, and reported a nearly 24 percent increase in November 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.  In November 2017, LGB served 321,152 passengers compared to 259,805 in November 2016.

About Long Beach Airport

Founded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) completed a revitalization in 2012 to update its facilities. A new passenger concourse opened to the public and has since garnered extensive praise for its modern design and architecture, local eateries and easygoing travel experience. Recently, Sunset magazine awarded LGB with a Best of 2017 Travel Award. In addition, USA Today and 10Best.com recognized LGB for Best Airport Dining in their Readers Choice poll. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with over 260,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. Long Beach Airport and its tenants generate more than $10 billion and 45,000 jobs in total economic activity to the Long Beach region with an additional $1.1 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state, and local levels. Long Beach Airport prides itself in maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.