Long Beach Airport Adds New Destination to Honolulu; Inaugural Flight to Takeoff June 1
Starting June 1, Hawaiian Airlines will offer daily, non-stop service to Honolulu (HNL) from Long Beach Airport (LGB). Hawaiian Airlines plans to fly the route with one of its new Airbus A321neo aircraft. This aircraft represents the latest in engine technology and is among the quietest and most efficient aircraft currently flying.
Commercial Activity at LGB in November Remains Strong
Through November, Long Beach Airport continued to show strong passenger numbers in 2017, and reported a nearly 24 percent increase in November 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. In November 2017, LGB served 321,152 passengers compared to 259,805 in November 2016.
LGB Runway 25L to Close for Reconstruction
Runway 25L at Long Beach Airport will close for reconstruction, starting the week of January 8, 2018. General Aviation aircraft that typically use this runway will be diverted to 25R, the airport’s secondary runway, and occasionally Runway 12-30, the airport’s main runway. The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower will direct the displaced flights at their discretion. Runway 25L is anticipated to reopen by the end of July 2018, pending any construction delays. Following the reopening, 25R will close for approximately one month for construction of blast pads which will help stabilize the ground from jet blasts. Minimal flight displacement is expected.