$43MM Ticketing Facility Project Completed at Long Beach Airport

Swinerton, Long Beach, Long Beach Airport

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Swinerton, a California-based builder with more than 130 years of experience, announced the completion of Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) New Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) Facility, which will allow for more efficient TSA screening. The $43 million in contract value project enhances the level of service for passengers and visitors. The new facilities opened to the public on May 4, 2022.

Features of the 16,700-square-foot Ticketing facility, which is anticipated to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, include: common use ticket counters and self-service kiosks for greater flexibility according to flight schedules and demand; ticket counters and well-positioned kiosks with non-porous, anti-microbial surfaces; ample square footage for improved passenger circulation; improved baggage checking; optimized energy performance, LED lighting and reduced indoor and outdoor water usage.

“Long Beach Airport continues to be an excellent partner to Swinerton on projects where close coordination is required to reduce security concerns, minimize interruptions and allow for continuity of building services,” said Ray Haj, senior vice president, Swinerton. “We’re thrilled to build on our rich aviation construction experience and assist LBG in delivering sustainable facilities with an ease of access and welcoming feel to travelers.”

An additional $38 million construction phase is projected and upon completion, the improvements will substantially improve the functional flow from curb to gate. Future enhancements will include mechanical and structural improvements to the Airport’s 1941 terminal building, as well as new baggage claim systems; new concession spaces; a new public plaza; restroom renovations; and new rental car counters and parking lot. 

“Swinerton constructed a beautiful new Ticketing Lobby that significantly improves the passenger experience at Long Beach Airport,” said Cynthia Guidry, Long Beach Airport Director. “We are grateful for their partnership and modernization efforts that strongly position Long Beach Airport for the future.”

With over 130 years of construction experience, Swinerton is the leader in aviation construction in the United States, recently completing the 128,000-square-foot maintenance hangar and outbuildings for Southwest Airlines at Denver International Airport. Additional aviation projects from the general contractor include: United Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport, Aeroplex-Signature Hangar at Dallas Love Field and the LAX air traffic control tower. For more information on Swinerton’s expertise in aviation construction visit the projects section of their website.

About Swinerton

Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States. Founded in 1888, Swinerton is 100% employee-owned and is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves—proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. Swinerton is headquartered in Concord, CA with regional offices in Spokane and Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego, CA; Honolulu, HI; Denver, CO; Dallas and Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; and New York City, NY.

About Long Beach Airport

Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the oldest airport in California. Among its many awards, LGB was named a Top 10 airport in the 2020 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Small Airport. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, with the LGB Aviation Complex generating $8.6 billion in economic impact and supporting 46,000 jobs. LGB is a self-supporting enterprise of the City of Long Beach and does not receive local tax dollars. The Airport prides itself in preserving its esteemed historic legacy and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation.