PRESS RELEASE

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

10/2/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:100217
Subject:
Long Beach Airport July & August 2017 Commercial Flight Activity Statistics
Contact:
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
562.570.2678
Stephanie.Montuya-Morisky@longbeach.gov
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport




Airline passenger traffic at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) increased 23 percent in July 2017 and 16 percent in August compared with the same periods in 2016. Total passenger traffic includes the number of airline passengers both enplaned and deplaned.

In July 2017, LGB served 325,820 passengers compared to 264,162 in July 2016. Total air cargo carried by aircraft, both inbound and outbound, decreased 13 percent in July 2017 compared to the same time last year. In July 2017, 1,795 tons passed through LGB compared to 2,064 tons during the same period in 2016. 

In August 2017, LGB served 316,291 passengers compared to 271,509 in August 2016.  Total air cargo carried by aircraft, both inbound and outbound, decreased 5.5 percent in August 2017 compared to the same time last year.  In August 2017, 2,142 tons passed through LGB compared to 2,266 tons during the same period in 2016.

Additional details related to Long Beach Airport commercial flight activity is available online.

Commercial Flight Activity Report

July 2017

             
 

July 2017

July 2016

% Change

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

% Change

Passenger Traffic

           

Enplanements

 162,698

 131,781

23.5%

 1,088,193

764,896

42.3%

Deplanements

 163,122

 132,381

23.2%

1,087,580

 761,911

42.7%

Total Passenger Traffic

 325,820

 264,162

23.3%

 2,175,773

 1,526,807

42.5%

             

Total Air Cargo (Tons)

 1,795

 2,064

-13.1%

 13,139

 14,347

-8.4%



Commercial Flight Activity Report

August 2017

             
 

August 2017

August 2016

% Change

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

% Change

Passenger Traffic

           

Enplanements

 158,316

 136,135

16.3%

 1,246,509

901,031

38.3%

Deplanements

157,975 

135,374

16.7%

1,245,555

897,285

38.8%

Total Passenger Traffic

 316,291

 271,509

16.5%

 2,492,064

 1,798,316

38.6%

             

Total Air Cargo (Tons)

 2,142

 2,266

-5.5%

 15,280

 16,613

-8.0%


Definitions:

Passenger Traffic – Number of airline passengers both enplaned (departures) and deplaned (arrivals).

Air Cargo – Cargo carried by commercial aircraft, both inbound and outbound.


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.