If the application is approved by the city of Long Beach and the
Southwest officials said they have applied to operate nine daily flights but did not disclose the destinations the carrier plans to serve. Still, Southwest officials noted that air travel demand in California is strong for service between Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The slots became available when noise studies confirmed that Long Beach Airport could add nine daily flights without violating the city's noise ordinance.
The airport served about 2.5 million passengers in 2015, a 10% drop from 2014. By comparison,
"No one can offer California what we do on a daily basis, especially with the attractive addition of our low-fare service at Long Beach," he told the workers.
JetBlue, Delta and
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