Long Beach Airport Named Among the Best by Travel Magazine

Readers of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine have declared Long Beach Airport one of the best in the country, giving credit to LGB’s revamped passenger concourse and historic main terminal in making the airport a standout contender.

“The Long Beach Airport continues to provide a unique, convenient and comfortable travel experience to thousands of people every day,” Mayor Robert Garcia stated. “The airport is economically vital to our entire region, and this kind of acclaim shows that we are making an impression nationally.”

This is the second consecutive year that the airport has made the magazine’s top 10 list.

“We are honored to have been so favorably reviewed by our passengers, whom we strive to serve to the best of our ability each and every day,” said Airport Director Bryant L. Francis, C.M. in a statement. “Being named to this esteemed list is a reflection of the passionate work of the dedicated employees who contribute to the customer experience. Their expertise and professionalism leaves me confident that Long Beach Airport consistently provides an enviable and unique atmosphere at our welcoming and inviting Southern California gateway.”

Condé Nast voters cited the glamour of the historic main terminal, along with the easygoing nature of the passenger concourse, which made LGB stand out among its peers.

Long Beach Airport officials stated two Mother’s Rooms have recently opened at the facility, equipped to accommodate breastfeeding mothers.

The Condé Nast Traveler list, The Best and Worst Airports in America: Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, listed the following airports voted for by readers:

Best airports:

1. Indianapolis International Airport
2. Portland International Airport
3. T. F. Green Airport, Providence
4. Tampa International Airport
5. Palm Beach International Airport
6. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
7. Portland International Jetport
8. Salt Lake City International Airport
9. Nashville International Airport
10. Long Beach Airport

Worst airports:

1. LaGuardia Airport
2. Newark Liberty International Airport
3. John F. Kennedy International Airport
4. Los Angeles International Airport
5. Miami International Airport
6. Philadelphia International Airport
7. O’Hare International Airport
8. Washington Dulles International Airport
9. Memphis International Airport
10. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

“We’re extremely delighted that LGB was selected based on its unique and local travel experience worthy of distinction,” Councilwoman Stacy Mungo said in a statement. “This recognition from readers and travelers alike speaks to the true jewel we have as a community in our airport.”

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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