Long Beach Airport is centrally located in the Los Angeles area and offers quick and easy access to all of the attractions of southern California. Long Beach Airport is situated only two miles from the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Ocean and is directly next to Interstate 405. Long Beach Airport is a premier private jet gateway to southern California and offers exceptional customer with four luxurious fixed-base operators situated on the airfield.
For private jet hire to or from Long Beach Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0) 1747 642 777 (24 Hours).
Long Beach Airport History
Long Beach has a rich aviation history starting in 1911 when the first transcontinental flight landed on the city’s sandy beach. That beach continued to be used as the city’s landing strip until Long Beach Airport opened in 1923. The airport was initially known as Long Beach Municipal Airport.
Both the Army and Navy used the airport as a training base starting in the late 1920’s. The Douglass Aircraft Company moved to Long Beach Airport in 1940 and began assembling aircraft on the field in 1941. Initially just producing aircraft to help with war efforts, the company continued to manufacture aircraft at the assembly plant until 2006. The Army and Navy abandoned Long Beach Airport in 1942 which coincided with the completion of nearby Naval Air Station Los Alamitos.
Long Beach Airport’s iconic terminal building and control tower were built in the early 1940’s and are still standing on the property today. Currently, Boeing builds the C-17 at Long Beach Airport while Gulfstream operates a large facility that finishes and paints their large business aircraft.
Long Beach Airport Location
Long Beach Airport is located in the heart of Long Beach only two miles from Sunset Beach and Terminal Island. Long Beach Airport is directly adjacent to Interstate 405 making access to both Orange County and the northern Los Angeles beaches just short drive away. Additionally, the airport is near the Long Beach Freeway making downtown Los Angeles only 30 minutes away.
Long Beach Airport Facilities
There are four fixed-base operators at Long Island MacArthur Airport:
Signature Flight Support has a large private jet passenger terminal that has been recently renovated and includes a passenger waiting lobby, conference rooms and an on-site deli. Signature Flight Support has a 25,000 sq. foot hangar that can accommodate up to a Gulfstream GV.
JFI Jet Center operates a modern private jet passenger terminal that offers first class concierge services and features a passenger waiting area and conference room. JFI Jet Center has a large hangar complex that can accommodate most transient aircraft and is conveniently located directly next to the Gulfstream service center.
Pacific Jet Center is a well-appointed full service FBO with a private jet passenger terminal that offers an executive waiting lobby, conference rooms, pilot lounge and gift shop. Pacific Jet Center has hangar space for most transient aircraft.
AirFlite has consistently been voted one of America’s premier FBO’s and operates an immense private jet passenger terminal at Long Beach Airport. Their facility has a passenger waiting lounge with soaring ceiling and sleak modern appeal. The facility also offers multiple conference rooms and a gift shop. AirFlite has hangar space available that can accommodate transient aircraft.
Long Beach Airport Facts
Airport Codes: KLGB/LGB
Latitude: 33.82 North
Longitude: 118.15 West
Elevation: 60.3 feet
For private jet charter from Long Beach Daugherty Field Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0) 1747 642 777 (24 hours).