Anchorage Added To List Of Nonstop Flights From Long Beach Airport
2011-05-25 · By Editor
The Long Beach Airport (LGB) proudly announces expanded nonstop destinations. JetBlue Airways launched daily summer service to Anchorage, Alaska, a new market for both LGB and the airline. Flights will depart Long Beach at 7:35 pm and arrive in Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) at 11:54 pm. Return flights will depart ANC at 1:10 am and arrive at LGB at 7:37 am. The Airline will employ it’s Airbus A320 aircraft for this service.
On Monday, May 23, The Airport and JetBlue Airways celebrated the Anchorage service inaugural flight. JetBlue and LGB employees greeted passengers in the boarding lounge and treated them to a surprise hors d’oeurves reception, Alaska-themed giveaways and a short program. The program included remarks from Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, Airport Director Mario Rodriguez, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Steve Goodling, and Marty St. George, JetBlue’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Commercial Strategy. Guests also enjoyed photograph and autograph opportunities with Miss Long Beach, Miss Alaska, Miss Long Beach Grand Prix and Alaska’s official mascot, Seymour Moose.
“Congratulations to JetBlue on the new service for the Long Beach Airport,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. “The airport is undergoing several new changes such as a new parking structure and terminal building. This new route Alaska is another great addition for Long Beach residents and visitors alike.”
This is a great opportunity for Long Beach, and JetBlue is a great business partner with the City,” Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske said. “This is another step in improving the economic development of the City, by connecting with another part of the country and bringing in more tourists, travelers and hopefully jobs.”
According to Airport Director Mario Rodriguez, “JetBlue’s new Anchorage service connects visitors to the world-class amenities of both Long Beach and Anchorage. Whether travelers are looking for Southern California sun or the nature of Alaska, Long Beach Airport will get you there.”
This addition brings LGB to 18 direct destinations and represents the 13th nonstop from JetBlue. The airline currently offers service to prime locations throughout the United States. Long Beach passengers have access to key cities including New York, NY; Boston, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; San Francisco,CA; and Washington DC. Additionally, passengers departing LGB may reach prime international destinations like the Bahamas and Puerto Rico via a connection through New York, NY.
The Airport is in the midst of the $140 million Airport Modernization Plan, which includes a new passenger concourse, a new parking structure, electrifying the air carrier ramp, and modernizing the historic terminal. The new service to Anchorage, Alaska is another example of the LGB’s commitment to customer service and building a better way to fly.
LGB news, including Airport Modernization Plan updates and links, can be found at the Airport’s website, www.lgb.org, by signing up with the City’s e-Notify system, on Facebook at Long Beach Airport and on Twitter at LBAirport.