LGB Continues to Offer The Lowest Fares in California, Second Best in U.S.
2013-05-22 · By Editor
For eight consecutive quarters, average domestic air fares at Long Beach Airport (LGB) are the lowest in California, and the second-lowest in the United States, according to the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT).
“Long Beach Airport provides excellent service to a wide range of destinations at a very economical price,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “LGB is a community asset that makes Long Beach residents proud.”
For the last two years, only one airport – Atlantic City International Airport – has had lower air fares, according to the DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The average round-trip domestic air fare at LGB was $234 during the fourth quarter of 2012; the average domestic air fare among the top 100 airports in the Continental United States was $374.
Long Beach Airport has recently added two new terminals, a garden and concession, and restaurant space, and the result is a resort-like atmosphere.
“Even with the recent upgrades to the airport’s new passenger concourse, LGB has been able to retain its reputation of affordable and comfortable travel because our goal was to create a travel experience that we can all enjoy,” Airport Director Mario Rodriguez said. “It is possible to create incredible quality of service without overpricing the customer.”
Fares were based on the total ticket value including taxes and fees at time of purchase price, but did not include other fees such as baggage fees paid at the airport or abroad the plane. For more information, visit www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/bts021_13.
About Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Airport (LGB), located in Long Beach, CA, was founded in 1923, making it the oldest municipally owned airport in California. Throughout its 90-year history, LGB has been a source of substantial economic activity and business opportunities, as well as a leader in maintaining a sustainable, environmentally responsible operation. LGB hosts four airlines offering non-stop service to 13 U.S. cities and serving over 3 million commercial airline passengers annually while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements of what’s happening, “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport.