Category: LGB – Long Beach

Long Beach Chooses Southwest Over JetBlue With Slot Rule Changes

Long Beach Airport should be a desirable place to fly.  After all, it’s only 20 miles down the (admittedly traffic-choked) 405 freeway from LAX, and it provides a far better passenger experience.  But historically, Long Beach just hasn’t performed well for any airline.  Recent history has been dominated by JetBlue, …

JetBlue’s New SoCal Strategy: Shrink Long Beach, Grow Long Haul

One of the biggest questions surrounding JetBlue has been what exactly it was going to do for its West Coast strategy. It was assumed that Virgin America was that strategy, but when Alaska won the acquisition battle, JetBlue was left with its weak-performing Long Beach focus city and a whole …

Long Beach and the Unsustainable Southwest Effect

On June 5, 2016, Southwest launched its first flights from Long Beach with 4 daily to Oakland. With a year’s worth of data from the feds now available, I turned to the numbers to see exactly what the impact has been and how it stacks up against other Southern California …

Long Beach Ends Talk of a Customs Facility, Will JetBlue Walk?

If there’s one thing we learned during the last election, it’s that misinformation, fear-mongering, and bullying are now a blueprint for success. The local anti-airport group here in Long Beach took that to heart and has now successfully killed any chance of a customs facility at Long Beach Airport in …

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