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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 121019
Long Beach Airport Offers Easy Travel Experience This Holiday Season
Marlene Arrona
Public Affairs Assistant
Long Beach Airport

airport in evening
Travelers can enjoy a pleasant travel experience at Long Beach Airport (LGB) this holiday season. With self-parking just steps away from the terminal, easy access to rideshare drop-off and pick-up points and minimal wait times, Long Beach Airport makes holiday travel easy.

“Flying Long Beach is always great, especially during the holidays,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

This season, two amenities aim to enhance the travel experience. The new STARS program (Simple Therapy and Real Smiles) provides trained therapy dogs to comfort travelers making their way through the airport. The nine dogs vary in size and breed, from chihuahua-terrier to golden retriever to a labradoodle. LGB also will host its annual LGB Live! Holiday Concert Series featuring local artists performing holiday favorites and more, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday evening through January 20.

“Long Beach Airport strives to provide a pleasant first-class experience for all,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “For great amenities and convenience, choose Long Beach Airport – where the holidays are easy.”

LGB offers the following tips for travelers for a smooth travel experience:

  • Arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes to two hours prior to scheduled departure to ensure adequate time to pass through security, and enjoy award-winning dining options featuring local eateries in the concourse.
  • Verify flight schedules and baggage rules with airlines ahead of time.
  • Visit to determine what you can bring in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport.
  • Use the center median located directly in front of the terminal to access ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber.
  • Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint to travel. For more information or in the event you arrive at the airport without identification, visit
  • Request wheelchair assistance by contacting your airline in advance and confirming a day before you travel.
  • Download the free LGB Airport app on your Apple or Android devices; the app provides information on arrivals, departures, parking, shopping, dining and more.

Multiple ground transportation options are available at Long Beach Airport:

  • A friend or family member can drop travelers off right in front of the terminal. Drivers picking up passengers are encouraged to use the free Cell Phone Waiting Lot, conveniently located on the northwest corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Donald Douglas Drive.
  • Valet parking, located just north of the terminal, is available for $24 per day and includes a free car wash.
  • Ridesharing services, such as Lyft and Uber, can pick up and drop off passengers at the median curb located directly in front of the terminal.
  • Long Beach Yellow Cab offers taxi service at the taxi stand located just outside the terminal.
  • Self-parking is available in Structures A and B. The hourly rate is $2 per hour with a maximum of $19 per day at Structure A and $17 per day at Structure B.  Electric vehicle charging in Structure B is available at a rate of $2 an hour.
  • The Airport Ground Transportation Center, directly across from the terminal building, offers easy access to Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo car rental services.
  • Go green and take the bus. Long Beach Transit has a convenient stop at the airport on Barbara London Drive. Long Beach Transit Bus Routes 102, 104 and 111 all serve LGB. For more information, visit
  • A variety of shuttles, vans and limousine options are also available on site.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 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, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. 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, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Airport

Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the oldest airport in California. A new passenger concourse opened to the public in 2012 and has since earned 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 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 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. LGB generates $1.6 billion and 10,000 jobs in total economic activity, while the broader LGB Aviation Complex generates $8.6 billion and supports 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. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what's happening, "Like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.

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