Saturday, January 28, 2012

Long Beach Airport offers second lowest airfares in U.S.

Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) is pleased to announce the lowest airfares in the State of California and the second lowest airfares in the entire country, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which tracks the data nationally.

“Long Beach Airport is known for exceeding expectations – very low fares, easy access, great destinations and excellent customer service all help make Long Beach Airport one of the very best in the country,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

According to a recent story published on, “Top 5 Cities with the Lowest Airfares,” Long Beach ranked No. 2 and passengers could, “expect to pay about $140 less in airfare to get there compared to the average domestic flight cost of $356.”

“In addition to the second lowest airfare in the nation, LGB’s seat capacity has risen by 4 percent and there is approximately 170 percent demand for each seat available in the marketplace,” Airport Director Mario Rodriguez said. “And, we continue to see approximately 85 percent of available seats sold. The airport has fared very well through a recessionary economy.”

Long Beach Airport is running slightly ahead of schedule with the Airport Modernization Plan and expects to open the new passenger concourse in 2013 with new concessions, many upgraded conveniences and LEED-certified standards with the green airport initiatives.

About Long Beach Airport

Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB), located in Long Beach, CA, was founded in 1923, making it the oldest municipally owned airport in California. Throughout its 89-year history, LGB has been a source of substantial economic activity and business opportunities, as well as a leader in maintaining a sustainable environment. LGB, its tenants, and users are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner by minimizing the impact of business on the environment and surrounding community with methods that are socially responsible, scientifically based and economically sound. LGB hosts four airlines offering non-stop service to 14 U.S. cities and serving nearly 3 million commercial airline passengers annually while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. As a center for air cargo carriers, more than 41,000 tons of cargo is transported via LGB annually. For more information please visit

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