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Long Beach Airport Ranked in Top 10 for Best Small Airports
Kate Kuykendall
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport

Today, Long Beach Airport (LGB) was named one of the Top 10 small airports in the country by USA Today readers. LGB continues to be recognized nationally as a unique airport, providing a first-class experience for all travelers.

“Our airport provides travelers with an experience that reflects the diverse and vibrant spirit of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

After a month-long voting period, LGB scored enough votes from its large fanbase to capture the #10 position in the 2020 USA Today/ Readers’ Choice poll. This is the latest recognition for the award-winning airport. In recent years, LGB has been awarded Best Airport for Dining in the USA Today/ Readers’ Choice Poll, Best Food and Beverage Award by Airports Council International – North America and, in 2019, the Art Deco Society of California’s Preservation Award for the historic terminal. 

“We are honored that our customers recognize and appreciate our focus on a stress-free and convenient travel experience,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “This is an achievement for all airport staff and a testament to what makes us unique among airports.”

Among the amenities appreciated by LGB travelers are the 100% local dining options, an open atrium with palm trees and sunshine, a relaxing atmosphere with a garden and fire pit and the congestion-free trip from the curb to the gate.

The list of the Top 10 Best Small Airports in the U.S. may be found here:

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 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) completed a revitalization in 2012 to update its facilities. A new passenger concourse opened to the public and has since garnered 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 260,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. Long Beach Airport and its tenants generate more than $10 billion and 45,000 jobs in total economic activity to the Long Beach region with an additional $1.1 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state and local levels. Long Beach Airport prides itself in 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.