Long Beach, California – Long Beach Airport (LGB) today released a video highlighting the airport’s new position as a key base for traveling to Hawaii. The video is based on the recently developed lgb.org/hawaiiWebsite that serves as a repository for travel tips from LGB, flight plans and travel suggestions for travelers planning a vacation on the islands.
“As we recover from the pandemic, we continue to see strong demand from our aviation partners and the traveling public,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Leisure travel to Hawaii is one of the best places to relax for our airport.”
First launched in 2018 with a single daily flight with Hawaiian Airlines to Honolulu, the service from LGB to Hawaii has been increased to a current flight schedule of five daily flights to the islands. Hawaiian Airlines now offers one daily flight to Honolulu and another to Maui. Southwest Airlines has been flying to Hawaii since March 2021 and now offers two daily flights to Honolulu and one to Maui.
The 60-second video produced by LBTV, showcases Hawaii’s sights and sounds, and offers four reasons to choose the award-winning airport as the best base for a Hawaiian vacation: LGB’s ease of boarding and disembarking, short waiting times, the ability to wait for a flight in the fresh air in the outdoor lounge and its resort-like atmosphere. The lgb.org/hawaii Website also provides travel planning tools such as flight schedules, links to custom itineraries, and the latest information on the state of Hawaii COVID-19 testing requirements.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for residents of Southern California to choose Long Beach Airport to travel to,” said Cynthia Guidry, director of Long Beach Airport. “We offer a convenient and unique experience that we know travelers will enjoy.”
As with other airports across the country, LGB’s passenger traffic slumped during the pandemic, but has seen a significant surge recently. Passenger numbers in April 2021 are up 2.456% compared to April 2020, but still remain at around 55% of pre-pandemic travel numbers. As vaccinations increase and airlines add more flights, LGB’s passenger numbers are expected to grow steadily.
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The multi-award-winning and innovative city of Long Beach with around 480,000 inhabitants offers all the first-class amenities of a large metropolis and at the same time maintains a strong feeling for individual and diverse neighborhoods that are embedded along the California coast. A full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport, and Long Beach Harbor. The city also has a highly regarded 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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Long Beach Airport (LGB), founded in 1923, is California’s oldest airport. Among the many awards, LGB was named one of the top 10 airports in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020 travel award competition for the best small airport. LGB provides non-stop service to 16 US cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual flights. The airport is also a source of significant 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-sustaining business in the City of Long Beach and does not receive any local taxpayer money. The airport prides itself on preserving its treasured historical heritage and maintaining safe, sustainable and environmentally sound operations. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LGBAirport.