The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) recently recognized Long Beach Airport (LGB) as the Organization of the Year. The award was presented to Airport officials on May 26, 2022, at the CTF’s 33rd annual Transportation Awards ceremony in Sacramento.
“This exciting recognition from the California Transportation Foundation highlights how lucky we are here in Long Beach to have such an amazing municipal airport,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The CTF awards honor transportation excellence across all modes throughout the state, in both the private and public sector. CTF officials noted that Long Beach Airport was selected for the 2021 honor due to its efficient operations, commitment to safety protocols during the pandemic, and the strength of its leadership team.
CTF also noted the following LGB accomplishments from 2021:
- Air carriers launched service to eight new destinations: Austin, Chicago (MDW), Dallas (DAL), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Honolulu, Houston (HOU), Maui and Phoenix.
- The Airport Carbon Accreditation program awarded LGB Level 2 certification. LGB pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a per passenger basis by 20% in 2025 and 40% in 2030, compared to 2016 levels.
- Completion of the Taxiway D and B improvement projects, funded through federal grants, to meet current FAA standards and enhance the overall safety of the airfield.
- In spite of the challenges presented by the pandemic, significant progress was made on the new Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) facility, as part of the Phase II Terminal Area Improvement Program to modernize the passenger experience.
“We are grateful to the CTF for selecting Long Beach Airport for this prestigious honor," said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “We deliver one of the best passenger experiences in the nation, and we never stop working to make each day better than the last, pushing to increase our sustainability and unveiling modernizations to our facilities that streamline the trip from curb to gate.”
Long Beach Airport offers nonstop service to 15 destinations across the nation, including Hawaii. Learn more at lgb.org/destinations.
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.