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Long Beach Airport soon will have a whole new look. Take a peek

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This rendering shows Long Beach Airport’s historic main building with car-rental counters. The new improvement project is expected to be completed in 2021.
(Long Beach Airport)

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is getting ready for another face-lift. The historic airport in 2012 rolled out a sleek indoor/outdoor passenger terminal with new gate areas and upscale eateries. Now it’s set to add new ticketing and baggage claim areas, and transform the main building into a car rental facility.

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Another rendering of what the renovated historic main building and its mosaic floors will look like.
(Long Beach Airport)

It’s a big step for the 1942 building that once housed a waiting room as well as an airline ticket office, post office and teletype office. The decorative floor mosaics depicting city influences — sea gulls and fish, a ship, flight maps and communication motifs — were created by Grace Clements, with funding from the Work Projects Administration.

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The new baggage claim area will have concessions you can access from outside (rendering).
(Long Beach Airport)
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Now the vintage space will be given over to car-rental counters, and a new indoor ticketing lobby will provide more space and more self-check-in kiosks for passengers.

Other planned improvements include a new meet-and-greet courtyard area in front of the main building, a new concessions area near the consolidated baggage claim area, and new rental car return and ground transportation areas.

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This rendering shows a new meet-and-greet courtyard area outside the main building.
(Long Beach Airport)

The City Council in May gave the green light to the $58.8 million needed for improvements that are expected to be completed in 2021.

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JetBlue is the airport’s dominant carrier, with American, Delta, Southwest and now Hawaiian serving select destinations. The airport covers about 1,100 acres and operates five runways.

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The existing ticketing area inside the main building. A new ticketing lobby is planned.
(Long Beach Airport)

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