Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach, CA – With Super Bowl LVI touching down in Southern California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) officials are expecting an increased number of travelers and charter aircraft activity on the days surrounding the championship game at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 13.
As one of five commercial airports in the Los Angeles area, LGB anticipates increased activity in the days leading up to and following the 2022 Super Bowl, which economists expect to generate between $234 million and $477 million in economic benefits, including between $12 million and $22 million in regional tax revenue.
The busiest day at Long Beach Airport will most likely be the day after the event on Monday, Feb. 14.
To accommodate the extra travelers, LGB is working closely with the National Football League (NFL) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardere and other airport tenants, to plan accordingly and maintain compliance with the airport’s noise ordinance. Additional airfield parking spaces for visiting charter aircraft have been identified and made available.
Additionally, Paradies Lagardere will open a pop-up retail store for football fans in the garden area of the passenger concourse.
For more information, follow the Long Beach Airport on social media or visit lgb.org.
Media inquiries may be directed to Kate Kuykendall, Public Affairs Officer, Long Beach Airport, at 562.570.2679 or Kate.Kuykendall@longbeach.gov.
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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.