Long Beach Airport Named Top 10 Best U.S. Airport Once Again by Travel Magazine

Long Beach Airport was recently named a Top 10 airport in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler magazine after about 300,000 readers voted, airport officials announced this week.

LGB climbed four spots to No. 3 on the list this year. In 2016, it ranked seventh.  

According to Conde Nast, the airport’s classic 1940s-era terminal and newer concourse wooed readers. The magazine also noted that passengers are benefiting from a little ticket war between JetBlue and Southwest, which added more flights in 2017.

“Every day, the award-winning Long Beach Airport gives thousands of visitors an amazing first impression of our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “This recognition from Condé Nast Traveler further adds to LGB’s already exceptional reputation for providing its guests with a memorable and positive experience.”

Airport Director Jess L. Romo said LGB is very honored to receive the recognition and pleased that travelers nationwide continue to take notice.

“This recognition is a reflection of our strong guest satisfaction and encourages us to strive to be the best,” Romo said in a statement.

This year, LGB was also awarded USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice award for Best Airport Dining for the second straight year, according to a city release.

To view the full list of the Top 10 Best Airports in the U.S. click here.

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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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