Thursday, February 27, 2014

Discover Long Beach Airport Through New App

Making your way through Long Beach Airport is easier than ever with the recently launched LGB Airport app available for free download on mobile devices. The app allows you to look up information for flight arrivals and departures; track specific flights; find parking information; and features listings for concessions. With the new app you can also easily "check-in" to the most used social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, making it more convenient to let your friends and family know that you are safely traveling.

Travelers can plan a fun-filled weekend in Long Beach as a listing of future special events and conferences can be found on the app. Detailed maps offer quick links to airline information; ground transportation options; and terminal layout. With this app passengers will be allowed access to almost all of their Long Beach travel needs.

"Long Beach Airport is providing a service that helps passengers alleviate some of the discomfort of today's travel," said Airport Director Mario Rodriguez. "Providing a smart app for customers allows us one more outlet to be customer friendly because travelers now have flight, airport, and city information at their fingertips."

“Our app is extremely well-designed with great functionality including the ability to book a flight or rent a car straight from the app,” noted Kerry Gerot, Public Affairs Officer.

The new LGB Airport app is available for free download from iTunes and Google Play for use on any of your iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Local Soldiers Ready for Afghanistan Deployment

Long Beach Airport staff and volunteers were honored when the 305th Engineering Company, Army Reserve departed from Long Beach on Thursday, Feb. 13.  

(left to right) Public Affairs Kim McMahon, Volunteer Barbara Seymore, Public
Affairs Eileen Shock, Volunteers Jack Towne and Gloria Curry

Cookies and pom poms ready
Buses arrived from Camp Pendleton that morning. The staff was ready with cookies and other goodies to pass out before they boarded. The reserve group were headed to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas for training. After two months of training the group of nearly 150 soldiers will then be deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months.

Volunteers passed out sunscreen and playing cards from JetBlue Airways

Smiles made the event a huge success!
Lined up and ready for duty

Actual boots on the ground at LGB

White chocolate macadamia and oatmeal cookies were on the menu
Army Reserve: Strong today, strong tomorrow

Soldiers also received cranberry juice and bottled water

Super smiles and a peace sign from three of the 305th Engineering Company - Army Reserve

There's not enough thanks... but thank you for your service


See ya soon!

Bon voyage!