Long Beach International Airport (ICAO: KLGB, IATA: LGB, FAA LID: LGB) is a public airport situated in Los Angeles County, three miles northeast of California downtown Long Beach. The airport previously called Daugherty Field. The Long Beach International airport, categorized as a primary commercial service airport. Long beach international airport has three asphalt runways and covers 1,166 acres.
The long beach International airport is the 10th busiest airport in California. The total number of passengers is 3,584,203. The LGB international airport is owned and operated by the City of Long Beach, and the airport is an essential part of the Long Beach community. There are many flights from Long Beach International airport to popular international or domestic destinations through most popular airlines. Top Airlines Operating at Long Beach Municipal Airport are:
From 1910-1919, The city's seven miles of Beach served Long Beach's airport. Local aviator Earl Daugherty opened a 20-acre flying field for his flight training school at "Chateau Thierry" in June in 1919. During those years, interest in aviation grew, and in 1920 the City of Long Beach contacted Daugherty about developing a 60 acres municipal flying field on land situated south of Willow Street and west of Long Beach Boulevard In 1924, the old airfield replaced with the new one. In 1938, new runways constructed and funds authorized for a new administrative building and control tower, with the help of funds from the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
The Long Beach international airport is well located halfway between the tourist areas and primary business of both Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Presently, Long Beach Airport covers 1,166 acres, and it has five runways, the longest track is 10,000 feet.
The airport is the center of corporate activity. The airport provides income for a household in the region. The LGB airport accounts for nearly $1,6 billion in economic impact and also supports more than 10,000 jobs. The LGB international airport is the partner of two Long Beach Unified Schools, Burcham Elementary and Burroughs Elementary, and its volunteer tour program offers a great learning experience. It allows exploring major aviation transportation, business center, and manufacturing, which contributes significantly to the local economy.