Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LGB Lends A Hand To Build A Playground

Long Beach children who play at the Fairfiled YMCA on Atlantic are reaping the rewards of a brand new playground. Jet Blue and KaBoom!, a national nonprofit organization, teamed up in Long Beach to build the distinctive new playground.

Volunteers make the first efforts to raise the playground

Local children designed the play area when they participated in a Design Day event to come up with a concept of their dream playground. "It's perfect! The kids wanted a tree house feel and a monorail. The play area just hit all the key areas and it is so neat to see it all come to fruition," said Katie Tarlecky, YMCA Branch Executive Director.

KaBoom! Team Captains explain the building plan

Long Beach Airport (LGB), of course, stepped up to lend a hand in February. LGB Employees picked up shovels, drills, and paint brushes to build the playground in one working day.

Jace Hieda, Jet Blue Marketing and Kim McMahon, LGB Public Affairs do their part 

"A safe and fun place for kids is worthwhile for the whole community, which is why the Long Beach Airport decided to participate," said Kerry Gerot, LGB Public Affairs Director.

Monday, February 13, 2012

On Valentine's Day Fall in Love with LGB

On this Valentine’s Day we’re asking you to take another look at Long Beach Airport (LGB) and possibly fall in love. Swoon over the lowest airfares in California and get giddy over the second lowest airfares in the entire country. Kiss those other busy and congested airports goodbye and give us a chance. 

Do you still need more convincing? LGB is running ahead of schedule with the Airport Modernization Plan and expects to open the new passenger concourse in 2013 with new concessions, upgraded conveniences and LEED-certified standards with the green airport initiatives.

Pretty and smart. What more could you ask for in a Valentine’s Date?