Long Beach Earns 2013 Aviation Project of the Year Award for New Passenger Concourse at Airport

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The City of Long Beach has received the California Transportation Foundation’s (CTF) 2013 Aviation Project of the Year award for the new passenger concourse at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in all modes of transportation, both public and private sector, from all areas of the state.

“On behalf of the City of Long Beach, we are extremely proud to have our airport be recognized by the California Transportation Foundation,” said Mayor Bob Foster. “This award is validation of the hard work, ingenuity, and planning that went into the airport’s new concourse and made it such a resounding success.”

LGB was recognized along with construction partners Arcadis, HOK Architects, Mendoza & Associates, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Soltek Pacific. The new passenger concourse opened five months ahead of schedule on December 12, 2012. The 77,850-square-foot facility was designed to preserve the airport’s ease of use, while accommodating three million annual passengers. It includes a variety of amenities, such as high quality local eateries and retail outlets, an outdoor Palm Court, an iPad bar with free Wi-Fi and numerous sustainability features.

“We are honored to receive the Aviation Project of the Year award from such a distinguished panel of transportation professionals,” said Airport Director Mario Rodriguez. “With the new concourse, Long Beach Airport redefines what world-class should be.”

Long Beach Airport has received several honors over the past year:

  • In 2012, the American Red Cross gave LGB the Hal Ball Good Neighbor of the Year award.
  • LBTV, a division of the City’s Technology Services Department, received a first place STAR Award for “The Long Beach Airport” marketing video from the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
  • JFI Jet Center, a fixed-base operator (FBO) at Long Beach Airport, was recognized by FltPlan.com as one of the top five FBOs in the Southwestern United States.
  • Earlier this year, Aviation International News announced AirFlite, another distinguished FBO located at LGB, achieved Second Place in their 2013 survey of Top Rated FBOs in the Americas.

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 environment. LGB, its partners, and users are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner by utilizing methods that are socially responsible, scientifically based and economically sound. LGB hosts four airlines offering non-stop service to 13 U.S. cities and serves over 3 million passengers annually while supporting a robust general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. For more information please visit www.lgb.org.

About California Transportation Foundation
Established more than twenty years ago, the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) is now the leading charitable transportation organization in the state. With generous donations from individuals, corporations and organizations, CTF supports California’s transportation community with the following programs: Scholarships for students planning a career in transportation; financial assistance to those injured on the job and to the families of transportation workers who died; remembrance and recognition of transportation service with roadway memorial signs and the Worker’s Memorial service on the steps of the state capitol; and career development and awards and recognition. CTF also sponsors the Transportation Awards, a transportation forum, a transportation education symposium and a charity golf tournament.

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