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Long Beach Airport
“Hawaiian Airlines making this long-term investment in Long Beach is a real testament to the strength of our airport,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This new facility will help create local jobs and contribute to our economic recovery.”
The roughly 3,000-square-foot facility, which was previously occupied by another tenant, is the fourth Hawaiian Airlines maintenance and supply base in North America. It will include one of the airline’s largest supply stocking warehouses, all located within hangar and office space northeast of LGB’s historic terminal on Donald Douglas Drive.
“We are so excited to see Hawaiian Airlines expand its footprint here at Long Beach Airport, where travelers already so enjoy the convenience of direct flights to the islands,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “We are proud to grow our partnership with this major airline.”
The opening of the facility creates 17 new positions and mechanics will perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance on the airline’s Airbus A321 passenger jet fleet. Operational duties will include inspections, brake service, fluid checks and tire service, among others.
“We’re pleased to double down on our commitment to Southern California with the opening of our new maintenance facility, and we’re grateful to our partners at Long Beach Airport for their continued support,” said Beau Tatsumara, vice president of maintenance and engineering at Hawaiian Airlines. “This facility will allow us greater operational flexibility, which in turn provides our guests with a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.”
Hawaiian Airlines became the first carrier to connect Long Beach to the Hawaiian Islands when it started Honolulu service in the summer of 2018. Last year, the airline increased its LGB service with daily nonstop flights to Maui.
LGB encompasses 1,166 acres and has three runways. It is unique among municipal airports for its diverse portfolio of Class A office buildings, retail, industrial facilities, a hotel and a municipal golf course.
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.