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Long Beach Airport (LGB)

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Jess Romo

Airport Director

Website

http://www.lgb.org/

Address

Long Beach Airport

4100 Donald Douglas Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90808





LGB: Did You Know?


The History of LGB


The Long Beach airport was founded in 1923 and first named Daugherty Field after Earl Daugherty, one of Long Beach’s pioneer aviators.

The airport is the oldest municipally owned airport in California and has a rich history as an important aerospace manufacturing facility, dating back to the Douglas Aircraft Company, which was founded in Long Beach, and through its successor, the Boeing Company.

Benefitting an Economy Near You


The Long Beach airport facilitates over 3 million commercial airline passengers annually, which is six times the population of Long Beach.

The airport also moves over 41,000 tons of cargo annually, making it a center for air cargo carriers.

In addition, LGB has been recognized as one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world with nearly 300,000 annual operations, which rans the airport 50th worldwide.

The LGB Area Complex houses 417 business establishments providing employment to almost 18,000 individuals, which represents approximately 9 percent of all jobs in Long Beach.

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Get into the Green Scene


The Airport has dramatically reduced ramp emissions by converting diesel carts, belt loaders, and tugs to electric power and providing planes with gate power and air conditioning resulting in reduced total air emissions by 3 million lbs. per year. That’s equivalent to removing 5 million car trips from our roads each year;

The Airport has been upgrading its airfield lighting for several years, converting all taxiway lights, runway guard lights, and red obstruction lights to LEDs, and upgrading all airfield guidance lights to high efficiency models saving 343,000 kWh of energy use per year;

The Airport is saving electricity by drawing on its 18 photovoltaic panel "trees"; installing a large solar array on the roof of the new passenger concourse; and converting interior lighting to LEDs.


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Careers at LGB


LGB is a department of the City of Long Beach.

Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the City's website below.
VIEW JOBS PAGE

Jess Romo

Airport Director

Website

http://www.lgb.org/

Address

Long Beach Airport

4100 Donald Douglas Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90808




LGB: Did You Know?


The Long Beach airport was founded in 1923 and first named Daugherty Field after Earl Daugherty, one of Long Beach’s pioneer aviators.

The airport is the oldest municipally owned airport in California and has a rich history as an important aerospace manufacturing facility, dating back to the Douglas Aircraft Company, which was founded in Long Beach, and through its successor, the Boeing Company.

The Long Beach airport facilitates over 3 million commercial airline passengers annually, which is six times the population of Long Beach.

The airport also moves over 41,000 tons of cargo annually, making it a center for air cargo carriers.

In addition, LGB has been recognized as one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world with nearly 300,000 annual operations, which rans the airport 50th worldwide.

The LGB Area Complex houses 417 business establishments providing employment to almost 18,000 individuals, which represents approximately 9 percent of all jobs in Long Beach.

Read more


  • The Airport has dramatically reduced ramp emissions by converting diesel carts, belt loaders, and tugs to electric power and providing planes with gate power and air conditioning resulting in reduced total air emissions by 3 million lbs. per year. That’s equivalent to removing 5 million car trips from our roads each year;
  • The Airport has been upgrading its airfield lighting for several years, converting all taxiway lights, runway guard lights, and red obstruction lights to LEDs, and upgrading all airfield guidance lights to high efficiency models saving 343,000 kWh of energy use per year;
  • The Airport is saving electricity by drawing on its 18 photovoltaic panel "trees"; installing a large solar array on the roof of the new passenger concourse; and converting interior lighting to LEDs.


Read more
LGB is a department of the City of Long Beach.

Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the City's website below.
VIEW AIRPORT JOBS PAGE