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Long Beach Airport Welcomes Breeze Airways

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Kate Kuykendall
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach Airport (LGB) is excited to announce the addition of Breeze Airways, a new airline set to start service from LGB this fall.

Breeze is a new Utah-based airline that offers nonstop service between underserved routes across the United States. The company, with a fleet of Airbus 220-300, Embraer 190 and Embraer 195 aircraft, first launched in May 2021 with a flight from Tampa International Airport to Charleston International Airport. The destination for Breeze Airways’ service to and from Long Beach has not yet been announced.

“It’s no secret—airlines and travelers know that Long Beach is the coolest and most convenient gateway to Southern California,” said Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “Our airport is in a strong position to retain and attract airlines such as Breeze Airways that connect our great city to visitors and new, exciting destinations.”

The new carrier will be joining American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines already offering passenger service at LGB. Breeze was awarded one of two available permanent flight slots at LGB this month after those slots were relinquished by Delta on April 19, 2022. Southwest was awarded the other remaining slot to enhance its service at Long Beach Airport.

As one of the strictest noise-controlled airports in the nation, LGB offers a total of 53 flight slots. There are 41 permanent and 12 supplemental slots, the latter of which are subject to review under the annual noise budget.

With this recent reallocation, LGB’s flight slots now are distributed as follows:

Air Carrier

Permanent Flight Slots

Supplemental Flight Slots

Total Flight Slots

American Airlines




Breeze Airways




Delta Air Lines




Hawaiian Airlines




Southwest Airlines












Airport flight slots are awarded based on a waiting list of official requests from current LGB air carriers that have expressed interest in additional service. New entrants interested in starting service at LGB also can join the waiting list. Allocation procedures are outlined in Section 4 of City Council Resolution No. RES-18-0176.

Long Beach Airport currently 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.

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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.