Long Beach Municipal Airport

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Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. Its IATA Airport Code is LGB.

Long Beach Municipal is very small compared with the dominant Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) approximately 18 miles (29 km) to the northwest, and will probably always remain a small airport due to ordinances adopted to minimize noise in the residential neighborhoods near LGB. Environmentalists, who generally have a very strong political voice in Southern California, do not want the airport to expand.

At the same time, the arrival of discount carrier Jet Blue Airways at Long Beach Airport in 2001, and that airline's decision to establish a West Coast hub at LGB, has substantially increased the air traffic to the airport and has cemented LGB's standing as a viable alternative to LAX for flights from the Los Angeles area to major East Coast cities.

FedEx and UPS also maintain extensive operations out of LGB.

The Boeing Company (formerly McDonnell Douglas) maintains production facilities for their 717 commercial jetliner as well as the C-17 military transport jet; maintenance facilities for other Boeing aircraft (including the historic DC-9 and DC-10 aircraft) are also found at Long Beach Airport.

Long Beach Municipal Airport has one terminal, which is notable for its Art Deco style.

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