Long Beach Airport Air Strip Photo


Seen in the photo center are the Long Beach runways at Long Beach Airport. Surrounding the airport are numerous golf courses, parks and Cal State University Long Beach. On the upper left side of the airport is Lakewood Golf Course. On the right side above the landing strip is Skylinks Golf Course. Between the two courses runs a long green strip making up Heartwell Park and Heartwell Golf Course. The upper, right-hand portion of the photo shows another course, El Dorado Park Golf Course. But that's not all!  The bottom, right portion of the photograph shows yet another course, Recreation Park Golf Course.  The little, blue diamond shaped object on the center-right hand edge of the photo is the Pyramid which sits on the edge of the campus of Cal State Long Beach. It is one of three such pyramids in the nation.


Long Beach Airport is called the "easy in, easy out airport." Long Beach Airport offers a smaller selection of flights than nearby Los Angeles International and Orange County Airports but is a convenient choice for those attending conferences and meetings, or visiting friends and family in the region. Not far from downtown Long Beach, the Convention Center, Queen Mary, hotels and numerous golf courses, parks, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Marina, Long Beach is a great airport to utilize if your desired flight is available. When traveling light, its actually possible to hop on a bus for around $1 and travel throughout the region.  But for most people needing a ride, taxis and shuttles are available and cost around $20 to downtown Long Beach where the convention center is located.

Long Beach Airport is owned by the City of Long Beach. During the early 1920s, the Long Beach City Council set aside 150 acres near the intersection of Spring and Cherry Streets for use as an airfield named Daugherty Field after one of Long Beach’s pioneer aviators. It was the first municipal airport to serve Southern California. Long Beach Airport is situated midway between Los Angeles and Orange County, offering easy access to the area's business centers and massive consumer markets. 

Long Beach Airport hosts Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, America West Airlines and JetBlue Airways, offering direct flights throughout the United States and the least expensive parking in the region.

Long Beach Airport features an historic terminal, constructed in 1940 in the Streamline Moderne style of architecture. Three years older than Los Angeles International Airport, it was designed by renown architects, W. Horace Austin and Kenneth Wing. The terminal contains important artworks from the period that include ceramic tile artworks by Grace Clements, produced under the auspices  of the Works Progress Administration program. Groups can arrange free tours of the airport facilities to learn about aviation history, architecture and art. Advance reservations are required for these tours. Call: 562-570-2679.

Long Beach Airport
Call : 562-570-2678
4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808-1798





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