Long Beach Airport

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Long Beach Airport

Long Beach Airport is a public airport three miles northeast of downtown Long Beach, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is also called Daugherty Field, named after local aviator Earl Daugherty.

The Long Beach Airport Terminal (1941) is a masterpiece of the early modern style, bridging the transition from the modernistic Streamline Moderne style of the ‘thirties to the geometric abstraction of the post-war International Style. It was an avant-garde work of architecture for its time, and is a unique building in the City of Long Beach. The architects, W. Horace Austin and Kennth Wing, Sr., were important Long Beach architects, each with a significant body of work in the City and the region.

The use of ceramic mosaic floor tiles throughout the building was an innovative way to include extensive mural decoration as public art in a building with a lot of glass and other functional constraints. The themes and decorative style of the ceramic murals were unique and innovative. Although the imagery was representational, the stylized forms reflected modern post-war artistic trends. The symbolic elements were selected to enrich the experience of the traveler, and evoke a larger context for air travel with allusions to other forms of transportation and communication in the world.

Airport News

Airport Industry Professionals Meet in Long Beach for 2023 ACI-NA Annual Conference

Long Beach, CA – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, will hold its 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition Saturday, Sept. 30, to Tuesday, …

Southwest Airlines Unveils Hawaii-Themed Aircraft at Long Beach Airport

Southwest Airlines unveiled a new Hawaii-themed aircraft livery at Long Beach Airport (LGB), timed to coincide with Southwest’s fifth year of service to the Aloha State. LGB is one of eight mainland gateways for nonstop …

Long Beach Airport Temporarily Closes Historic Terminal for Major Renovations

Starting this week, Long Beach Airport (LGB)’s Historic Terminal will temporarily close for a year-long renovation that will include a seismic retrofit and restoration of many of its classic 1941 design elements. “The Historic Terminal is one of …

CLEAR Launches New Lanes at Long Beach Airport

CLEAR has launched its identity verification technology at Long Beach Airport (LGB), its 9th airport in California and 49th airport nationally. “We are pleased to welcome CLEAR at Long Beach Airport and give travelers another convenient …

Long Beach Airport Rolls Out New Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle

On behalf of the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Airport (LGB) recently purchased a new Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, which will be operated by the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) and housed at Fire …

Long Beach Airport Invites Community to Airfield for Annual Festival of Flight

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) award-winning Festival of Flight is coming back in for a landing Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Thousands of attendees are expected at the popular family-friendly event featuring static aircraft displays, …

Long Beach Airport Receives Two Project Achievement Awards from Construction Management Association of America

The Construction Management Association of America Southern California Chapter (CMAASC) recently awarded Long Beach Airport (LGB) with two Project Achievement Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management. Presentation was made to Airport staff at …


Long Beach Airport
4100 Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach
United States
CA 90808
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