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Long Beach Airport unveils resortlike concourse, terminals
By Karen Robes Meeks Staff Writer
Contra Costa times

LONG BEACH - If it weren't for the commercial airplanes visible through tall glass walls, travelers might mistake the new concourse at the Long Beach Airport for a resort hotel.

Visitors will now be greeted by stylish new decor including plush red seats, elongated fire pits and a garden walkway - part of a renovation officials showed off Wednesday.

The new concourse - which will feature two terminal buildings, 4,200 square feet of outdoor seating and more than 10,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space for Long Beach merchants - is set to open to airline

The public will be able to check it out before the checkpoints are put in place Sunday (tour reservations are required).

"It's a community asset," Airport Executive Director Mario Rodriguez said in advance of the Wednesday evening unveiling that was attended by local dignitaries.

"It really is what we're trying to build here. It's their airport."

The $45 million terminal project - which is five months ahead of schedule and on budget - has been years in the making. The work was funded entirely through airport revenue.

The airport had already built a new parking garage as well as part of the modernization overhaul.
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Long Beach Airport gets more routes as competition heats up

When Long Beach officials gave Southwest Airlines access to Long Beach Airport for the first time this year, experts predicted heated head-to-head competition with the airport’s biggest carrier, JetBlue Airways.

Game on.

Southwest, the nation’s most popular domestic carrier, last month launched four new flights each day from Long Beach to Oakland, serving the state’s most popular market, routes between Southern California and the Bay Area.

But Southwest didn’t stop there. It persuaded the city of Long Beach to temporarily allocate three daily slots to Southwest that weren’t being used by JetBlue. Long Beach allows 50 daily slots for large jets. Southwest said it would use JetBlue’s slots to fly to Las Vegas starting in September.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-travel-briefcase-long-beach-20160806-snap-story.html
 

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Long Beach Airport could get an international terminal

A long-awaited study on the feasibility of allowing international flights in and out of Long Beach Airport concluded that such flights would not exceed local noise restrictions and would generate millions of dollars in spending by international travelers.

The study by Jacobs Engineering, released this week, found that new international flights could replace existing domestic flights without exceeding current noise limits. But to screen international passengers and luggage, the airport must build a federal inspection facility at a cost of $17.3 million to $21.6 million, the report said.

As a benefit, international travelers flying to Long Beach could spend $57 million to $104 million in the first five years after international flights begin service, the report said. The new international screening facility could also generate 350 new jobs.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-travel-briefcase-long-beach-20161008-snap-story.html
http://la.curbed.com/2016/10/6/13183470/long-beach-airport-international-terminal
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