Long Beach Airport

Long Beach Airport Photo by Ringo Chiu.

Long Beach Airport traffic decreased 15% year-over-year in April to 297,000 passengers.

JetBlue Airways represented 55% of total traffic, carrying 164,000 passengers, down 40% from the year prior. Southwest doubled its count to 93,000 passengers, making up 31% of the total.

Hawaiian Airlines carried about 10,000 passengers and the facility’s two other airlines, American and Delta, carried about 30,000 combined.

Cargo carried by FedEx and UPS rose 16% in the month to 1,655 tons. Charter flying from Long Beach rose 32% to 341 passengers last month.