Long Beach Airport (IATA: LGB, ICAO: KLGB, FAA LID: LGB) is a public airport three miles northeast of downtown Long Beach, in Los Angeles County, California. It was formerly called Daugherty Field. Located near the Los Angeles County and Orange County borders, Long Beach Airport serves the Los Angeles MSA. Due to its close proximity to the busier and larger Los Angeles International Airport twenty miles away, the airport sees more domestic commercial passenger, cargo, military, and general aviation activity. The airport's placement near many residential areas has made the airport have one of the country's strictest ordinances limiting airport noise. Long Beach Airport has one terminal in Streamline Moderne style that is a historical landmark and was renovated in early 2013.
It is the 10th busiest airport in California based on passenger boardings, at 1.4 million. As of May 2018 JetBlue operates the most airline flights out of Long Beach; the other airlines are American, Delta, Hawaiian, and Southwest. Air cargo carriers, including FedEx and UPS, also use LGB. 57,000 tons of goods are carried each year.
The Boeing Company (formerly McDonnell Douglas) maintains maintenance facilities for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas/Douglas aircraft (including the historic DC-9 and DC-10 aircraft) at Long Beach, and produced the C-17 through 2015. Gulfstream Aerospace operates a completion/service center.
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