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List of airports in Texas

Abilene Regional Airport

Abilene Regional Airport (IATA: ABI, ICAO: KABI, FAA LID: ABI) is a public airport located three statute miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Abilene, a city in Taylor County, Texas, United States. It is within the Abilene city limits and owned and operated by the City of Abilene.
The majority of aircraft operations at the airport are general aviation and military training. However, ABI is most visible as the commercial airline and air freight hub for the Abilene region. Abilene Regional is currently served by just one commercial airline, American Eagle Airlines, with 7 daily regional jet flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth. Continental Connection ceased operations to-from Houston in October 2008, citing high fuel prices as a factor. Allegiant Airlines operated twice-weekly flights to Las Vegas from 2006-07, but the service was discontinued due to low passenger loads on the airline's MD-80 aircraft. Charter airlines such as Sun Country continue to serve ABI with frequent large-jet flights to Las Vegas, however.
The acquisition of new airline service, especially to west-bound airline hubs such as Phoenix or Denver, is a top priority for airport management. Due to Abilene's relatively close driving distance to Dallas-Ft. Worth, many area residents have historically chosen to drive to DFW rather than fly out of ABI. Thus, airlines have always had trouble making a profit flying traditional jetliners out of ABI. The advent of 50-seat regional jets, which fly as high and as fast as larger planes, has the potential to provide air service from Abilene to cities that were previously out of the question.
Abilene Regional Airport covers an area of 1,686 acres (682 ha) which contains three asphalt paved runways: 4/22 measuring 3,678 x 100 ft (1,121 x 30 m), 17L/35R measuring 7,198 x 150 ft (2,194 x 46 m), and 17R/35L measuring 7,202 x 150 ft (2,195 x 46 m).
The terminal building has seen many expansions and improvements over the past decade. The upper level houses the airline ticket counters, restaurant, gift shop, airport offices, and two departure gates, each equipped with Jetway boarding bridges. The lower level has two baggage carousels, and car-rental agencies.
The most recent improvements include the reconstruction of the airline ramps near the terminal, and the construction of a new, expanded public parking lot. The new parking lot features 731 covered parking spaces, with direct escalator access to the upper level.

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (IATA: AMA, ICAO: KAMA, FAA LID: AMA) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) east of the central business district of Amarillo, a city in Potter and Randall Counties, Texas, United States. The airport was renamed in 2003 after fallen NASA astronaut and Amarillo native Richard Douglas Husband, who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February of that year.
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport covers an area of 3,547 acres (1,435 ha) which contains two concrete paved runways: 4/22 measuring 13,502 x 200 ft (4,115 x 61 m) and 13/31 measuring 7,901 x 150 ft (2,408 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 98,058 aircraft operations, an average of 268 per day: 48% military, 29% general aviation, 14% air taxi and 9% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 40 aircraft based at this airport: 52% single-engine, 18% multi-engine, 28% jet and 3% helicopter.
On July 1, 2007, the Space Shuttle Atlantis made a stop at the airport while being piggybacked from Edwards Air Force Base to Florida—one of the few visits by the shuttle to a commercial airport. After a brief stay it was flown on to Offutt Air Force Base.
The original English Field terminal building was converted in 1997 to a museum maintained by the Texas Aviation Historical Society. The name of the original airfield is memorialized in the English Fieldhouse, a local restaurant located adjacent to the general aviation terminal.
In 2003, the airport terminal building was rededicated to NASA astronaut Rick Husband, the commander of mission STS-107 of the Space Shuttle Columbia and an Amarillo native. Husband and his crew were all killed when the Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry on February 1, 2003.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS, FAA LID: AUS, formerly BSM) is a mixed-use commercial airport located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the central business district of Austin, Texas, United States. It covers 4,242 acres (1,717 ha) and has two runways and three helipads.
The airport began passenger service on May 23, 1999. A total of 9,039,075 passengers traveled through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 2008.
Runway 17R/35L, to the west of the terminal, is the original runway built and used by the Air Force. The 12,248-foot-long (3,733 m) runway was reconditioned when Austin-Bergstrom was built. The 23-inch-deep (580 mm) concrete runway is dedicated to former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Runway 17L/35R is a new 9,000 foot (2,700 m) runway on the east side of the terminal and parallel with runway 17R/35L. This runway is dedicated to former Congressman J. J. "Jake" Pickle. This runway contains a Category IIIB instrument landing system, the first in Austin.
The runways are watched over by a new 20-story air traffic control tower. The tower formerly used by the Air Force has been demolished.
Barbara Jordan Terminal was designed by the Austin firm of Page Southerland Page under contract to the New Airport Project Team, with lead architect University of Texas at Austin Architecture professor Larry Speck. The terminal is 660,000 square feet (61,000 m2) with a total of 25 gates. Inside the terminal, many local restaurants have leased concession space so that visitors can get a "taste of Austin" as they come through. The terminal also has a live music stage on which local bands perform in keeping with the spirit of Austin's proclamation as "The Live Music Capital of the World." The terminal is connected to a 3000 space parking garage used for public parking as well as rental car pick-up and return.

Southeast Texas Regional Airport

Southeast Texas Regional Airport (IATA: BPT, ICAO: KBPT, FAA LID: BPT), abbreviated as SETRA, is a public airport located near Port Arthur, Texas, United States, nine miles (14 km) southeast of the central business district of Beaumont and northeast of Port Arthur. It was formerly known as the Jefferson County Airport, but its name was changed in an attempt to promote its use. The airport, southwest of the city of Nederland in unincorporated Jefferson County, is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline.
On September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita hit the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. The Southeast Texas Regional Airport terminal had to be shut down, so the airport authority had to use the old one temporarily. The renovated terminal reopened in May 2008 after several delays. However, due to the reduction in airline service the airport has experienced since 2000, only a portion of the terminal was reopened. Much of the terminal building was walled off and renovations to that portion were left unfinished. The terminal facilities can be expanded back into that space in the future should the demand exist for reopening the closed gate areas.
Southeast Texas Regional Airport covers an area of 1,799 acres (728 ha) which contains two paved runways: 12/30 measuring 6,750 x 150 ft (2,057 x 46 m) and 16/34 measuring 5,070 x 150 ft (1,545 x 46 m).

Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport

Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (IATA: BRO, ICAO: KBRO, FAA LID: BRO) is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) east of the central business district of Brownsville, a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States.
The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but it is also served by commercial airlines. It is a convenient airport for flying into the Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico. Most cities in the Rio Grande Valley are accessible from BRO by automobile within 30–60 minutes. It is also the closest commercial airport to South Padre Island.
The National Weather Service forecast office for Deep South Texas is located on the airport grounds.

The airport is the largest air cargo handling airport in the Rio Grande Valley.
Pan American Airways and World-Wide Consolidated Logistics, Inc. will open cargo service to Latin America in 2011. A TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility is being established by World-Wide Consolidated Logistics, Inc. to facility the screening of domestic and international cargo to and from the United States with the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport being the "Gateway to Latin America" in 2011 and the "Gateway to Africa" (via the Southern Route) in 2012.
Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport covers an area of 1,700 acres (688 ha) at an elevation of 22 feet (7 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 13L/31R measuring 3,000 x 75 ft (914 x 23 m), 13R/31L measuring 7,400 x 150 ft (2,256 x 46 m) and 17/35 measuring 6,000 x 150 ft (1,829 x 46 m)

Easterwood Airport

Easterwood Airport (IATA: CLL, ICAO: KCLL, FAA LID: CLL), also known as Easterwood Field, is the regional airport for Texas A&M University, Bryan-College Station and Brazos County, Texas, USA. The airport is owned by Texas A&M University. Easily accessible from Farm-To-Market Road 60 West (Raymond Stotzer Parkway), it is located three miles (5 km) southwest of College Station and 0.25 miles (0.40 km) from Texas A&M University.
The William A. McKenzie Terminal at Easterwood Airport provides daily flights within Texas to Dallas and Houston. The terminal offers complimentary 2 hour visitor parking as well as drop off areas on the upper level and shuttle/taxi pick up areas on the lower level.
Within the terminal the airline ticket counters, TSA security checkpoint, and boarding areas are located on the upper level. Baggage claim and rental car agencies are located on the lower level of the terminal.
The airport is equipped with two 5,150-foot (1,570 m) runways, one 7,000-foot (2,100 m) paved, all weather runway, an approach lighting system, an FAA control tower, FAA radio communication and an OmniRange-ILS Navigation Aid.
For the 12-month period ending March 1, 2005, the airport had 60,395 aircraft operations, an average of 165 per day: 61% general aviation, 28% military, 11% air taxi and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 48 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine and 19% multi-engine.
In 1988, work began on improvements to the Airport access road and initial construction of a new passenger terminal began. The new McKenzie Terminal became operational in 1990. Upon completion of the McKenzie Terminal, plans were made to convert the old passenger terminal into a general aviation terminal to meet the needs of these passengers and pilots, including corporate operators that use the Airport. The old passenger facility was remodeled to meet the needs of this segment of the aviation community and re-opened for service in 1994 as a modern general aviation facility, housing line service and support personnel as well as flight operations.

Corpus Christi International Airport

Corpus Christi International Airport (IATA: CRP, ICAO: KCRP, FAA LID: CRP) is a city-owned public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) west of the central business district of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas, United States.
The airport's new six gate, 165,000 sq ft (15,300 m2). Hayden W. Head Terminal opened on November 3, 2002, with a theme of "When the Sun Meets the Sea".
The airport has repeatedly attempted to receive service from Mexico, the latest attempt being in 2005, where the airport had reached an agreement with the Mexican regional airline Aeromar, which was supposed to fly 2-3 times a week from Corpus Christi to Monterrey, Mexico on an ATR-42 aircraft and had received Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for the route. The airline still needs DOT approval to fly into the United States, as this will be its first non-Mexican destination except for San Antonio. However, in a letter to the DOT, Aeromar has stated it will not seek renewal of the permit to fly to Corpus Christi.
The airport is frequently used by Continental Airlines and Express and Southwest as a diversion station in case of weather problems in Houston.
With the arrival of the CRJ operated by Chautauqua in the Continental Express fleet, and nearly all flights on Continental being operated by Chautauqua, the airline has set up a crew base with about 75 pilots and flight attendants based at Corpus Christi. Crew base closed November 2008 and now Chautauqua CRJs make up less than 50% of Continental Express flights with Embraer ERJ-145 operated by ExpressJet Airlines making up the majority of flights.
Corpus Christi International Airport covers an area of 2,457 acres (994 ha) at an elevation of 44 feet (13 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 7,508 by 150 feet (2,288 x 46 m) and 17/35 is 6,080 by 150 feet (1,853 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2006, the airport had 97,657 aircraft operations, an average of 267 per day: 46% military, 29% general aviation, 21% air taxi and 5% scheduled commercial, At that time there were 76 aircraft based at this airport: 53% single-engine, 34% multi-engine, 7% jet, 7% helicopter.

Dallas Love Field

Dallas Love Field (IATA: DAL, ICAO: KDAL, FAA LID: DAL) is a city-owned public-use airport located 6 miles (10 km, 5 nautical miles) northwest of the central business district of Dallas, Texas, United States.
Love Field was the primary airport for Dallas until 1974, when Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport opened. Love Field is now Dallas's secondary airport and serves as a major focus city for Southwest Airlines, which has its corporate headquarters on airport grounds. Continental Express and Delta Connection also offer service from Love Field.

October 16, 1942: A US Army Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder was en route to Love Field when bad weather closed the airfield and controllers advised the crew to divert to Fort Worth. The craft was flying at very low altitude to stay in visual conditions under low clouds when its wing struck a guy-wire of the WFAA radio tower near Grapevine, Texas, causing the pilot to lose control; all 6 crewmembers died in the subsequent crash.
September 29, 1959: Braniff International Airways Flight 542, a turboprop Lockheed L-188 Electra, suffered a mechanical failure and crashed southeast of Buffalo, Texas, while en route to Love Field from Houston, killing 29 passengers and 5 crewmembers. The Civil Aeronautics Board attributed the crash to the "whirl-mode" prop theory.
May 3, 1968: Braniff International Airways Flight 352, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, broke up in a thunderstorm near Dawson, Texas while en route from Houston, Texas to Love Field. All 80 passengers and 5 crewmembers died.
November 6, 1972: An Aero Commander 680, registration number N6204D, crashed in a neighborhood near White Rock Lake minutes after takeoff from Love Field, killing both occupants; the crash was attributed to spatial disorientation in densely clouded IFR conditions.
April 6, 1975: The pilot and passenger of a Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, registration number N8293R, died on impact with terrain hidden by clouds in the Caprock Escarpment area of the Texas Panhandle while en route from Love Field to Amarillo, Texas; the crash was attributed to the pilot's decision to continue VFR flight into known IFR conditions

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and (at least as of 2007) is the busiest airport in the U.S. state of Texas. It generally serves the larger Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area, with carriers providing regional, national and international flights.
With 638,782 aircraft movements in 2009, it is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements. In terms of passenger traffic, it is the eighth busiest airport in the world transporting 56,030,457 passengers in 2009. It is considered to be an Airport City.
In terms of land area, at 18,076 acres (7,315 ha), it is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, behind Denver International Airport, and fourth largest in the world. It is the ninth busiest international gateway in the United States, and second in Texas, behind George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
In 2006 the airport was named the "Best Cargo Airport in the World" according to the second edition of a survey.
The airport, within the incorporated cities of Coppell, Euless,Grapevine, and Irving, serves 144 domestic destinations and 46, international, and is the largest and primary hub for American Airlines (745 daily flights), and also the primary hub for American Eagle.
The airport is often referred to by its IATA airport code, "DFW." It is operated in many ways like a small city: it has its own post office, ZIP code, and public services. The United States Postal Service gave the airport its own city designation, DFW Airport, TX. The members of the airport's Board of Directors are appointed by the "owner cities" of Dallas and Fort Worth. The airport is inside the city limits of four suburban cities, a situation that has led to legal battles over jurisdiction (see below). To help ensure future harmony with its neighbors, the DFW Airport Board includes a non-voting member — a representative chosen from the airport's neighbors (Irving, Euless, Grapevine, and Coppell) on a rotating basis.

Del Rio International Airport

Del Rio International Airport (IATA: DRT, ICAO: KDRT) is a public airport located just west of Del Rio, Texas. The airport has a single 6300' runway. The airport is owned by the City of Del Rio with a seven member airport advisory board, appointed by the City Council, monitors the development and operations of the airport. The airport is classified by the FAA as a commercial primary, non-hub airport. Currently the airport terminal is undergoing a 2.7 million dollar expansion to be ready by the fall of 2010, Once completed, The terminal will double in size and will have space for a second commercial airline. Construction is also in progress on the 6,000 sf. Texas Dept. Of Public Safety (DPS) Air Patrol station. Other upcoming airport projects includes an airport control tower, and the expansion of the Federal Express (FedEx) Cargo facility.
DRT is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by Continental airlines (Soon to become United Airlines). Due to its proximity to Laughlin AFB it is often used by USAF pilot training students. The Airport serves the Middle Rio Grande region.
The airport opened in November 1937 as Val Verde County Airport. On 26 September 1942, during World War II, the airport was taken over by the United States Army Air Forces and used as a contract primary pilot training airfield under the AAF Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Training Command). Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few P-40 Warhawks assigned.
Inactivated 11 January 1946 and airport returned to civil control.

El Paso International Airport

El Paso International Airport (IATA: ELP, ICAO: KELP, FAA LID: ELP) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of the City of El Paso, in El Paso County, Texas, USA.
Public transportation to and from the airport is provided by Sun Metro bus #33 and #57.
In 2009 there were 1,495,879 commercial passengers.
On July 20, 1982, Douglas C-47D N102BL of Pronto Aviation Services was damaged beyond repair in a crash landing near El Paso International Airport following an engine failure shortly after take-off. The aircraft was on a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight to Tucson International Airport, Arizona when the engine failed and the decision was made to return to El Paso. A single engine go-around was attempted following an unsafe landing gear warning.
On February 19, 1988, Don McCoy, a private pilot, the owner of El Paso Sand and Gravel, took off in a newly acquired Rockwell Aero Commander 680 in a snowstorm (an aircraft he was not properly rated to fly), and attempted to land again after encountering mechanical trouble in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). The aircraft crashed, killing the owner and two acquaintances. Some attempted to attribute the accident to US Senator Phil Gramm, as McCoy was due to testify against Senator Gramm's shakedown of campaign contributions made by the El Paso Small Business Administration office.
On January 16, 2006, a mechanic employed by a contractor of Continental Airlines was killed when he was sucked into the right engine of a Boeing 737-500 preparing to take off as Continental Airlines Flight 1515 to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
El Paso International Airport covers 6,800 acres (2,752 ha) and has three runways:
Runway 4/22: 12,020 x 150 ft (3,664 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 8R/26L: 9,025 x 150 ft (2,751 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 8L/26R: 5,493 x 75 ft (1,674 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
The layout of the terminal at the El Paso International Airport is a pier-satellite layout. The terminal has a central entrance and the gates branch out east to west on the two concourses. The Airport has East and West Concourses. Gates A1-A4 are located on the West Concourse and Gates B1-B11 is located on the East Concourse. The Airport has a total of 15 gates. There is also a lower and upper level. The gates are located on the upper level and the ticketing, baggage claim, rental car, and main entrance are located on the lower level of the terminal. The meeter/greeter area is located on the lower level just behind the escalators that lead to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint leading to the gates. Major terminal renovations have been made over the past several years, designed and managed by the local architectural firm Moore, Nordell, Kroeger Architects.

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (IATA: GRK, ICAO: KGRK) is a small military/commercial joint-use airport also known by its military designation as Robert Gray Army Airfield. The airport is based inside the south end of the Fort Hood Military Reservation (known as West Fort Hood), a few miles southwest of Killeen in unincorporated Bell County, Texas. The airport has a single runway. The commercial side replaced the old Killeen Municipal Airport (now Skylark Field), which was unable to expand.
Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle operated by Executive Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
Continental Connection operated by Colgan Air Houston-Intercontinental
Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Atlanta

Valley International Airport

Valley International Airport (IATA: HRL, ICAO: KHRL) is an airport located in northeast Harlingen, Texas, United States. The airport has three runways and is also known as Rio Grande Valley International Airport. It is the second busiest commercial airport in the Rio Grande Valley in terms of passengers.
After the airport's closure by the military, it was turned over to the local government and the facilities were converted to civilian use as Valley International Airport after Hurricane Beulah significantly flooded the original Harlingen civilian airport in 1967.
The airport features seven gates, though only three are operational year-round (two by Southwest and one by Continental); an additional gate is operated seasonally by Sun Country Airlines.
The airport is divided into two halves after security, right and left. Continental and Southwest dominate the right half, leaving the left half nearly abandoned and empty of concessions, especially when Sun Country is not providing passenger service. Continental previously had gates on the left half, though after American's departure, Continental took over American's Gate 7.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH, FAA LID: IAH) is a Class B international airport in Houston, Texas (USA), serving the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Located 20 miles (32 km) north of Downtown Houston between Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59, the airport is Texas' second-largest air facility—after Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—covering an area of 10,000 acres (40 km²). George Bush Intercontinental Airport has scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations. The airport is named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport served 40,007,354 passengers in 2009 making the airport the eighth busiest for total passengers in North America. In 2006, the airport was named the fastest growing of the top ten airports in the United States by the United States Department of Transportation. Houston is home to the headquarters of Continental Airlines, and Bush Intercontinental is Continental's largest hub with an average of 800 daily departures. Following Continental's merger with United Airlines, the airport will be the largest hub for United.
1973: National Airlines (NA) Flight 27: Depressurization ejected a passenger after the fan assembly disintegrated on route to McCarran International Airport.
1975: February 1, Douglas DC-3 N15HC of Horizon Properties crashed on approach when the port wing collided with an electricity pylon. The aircraft was on a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight from Lawton Municipal Airport, Oklahoma to Huntsville Regional Airport, Texas. Due to weather conditions, the flight was diverted to Houston. Of the 16 occupants, two crew and three passengers were killed.
1990: Executive/Grumman G1 Operated by Rowan Drilling Company: Power loss in engine after take-off resulted in a failed attempt to regain altitude on route to New Orleans International Airport. The aircraft crashed on departure from Runway 15L and came to rest midfield along a parallel taxiway. There were three fatalities.
1991: Continental Express Flight 2574 (Britt Airways): Broke into pieces on route from Laredo to Houston Intercontinental. There were 14 fatalities.
On February 19, 1996, a Continental Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 operating as Continental Airlines Flight 1943 from Ronald Reagan National Airport arriving in Houston, Texas landed with its landing gear in the stowed position on Runway 27. The aircraft slid for 6,915 feet (2,108 m) on its belly before coming to a stop on the runway 140 feet (43 m) left of the runway centerline approximately at the departure end of the runway. There were no fatalities and only minor injuries. The aircraft was written off.
On December 20, 2008, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737-500 operating as Flight 1404 from Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado to Bush Airport overran Runway 34R, and caught fire during its takeoff roll. There was no snow or ice on the runway, however there were 31 knot (36 mph) crosswinds at the time of the accident. The NTSB has not discovered a reason for the crash. Of the 115 people on board, at least 38 sustained injuries: at least two of these injured critically.
On April 28, 2010, a Continental Express ERJ-145 operating as Flight 3006, made an emergency landing in Greensboro, N.C., after the word "bomb" was written on the lavatory mirror. The flight was traveling to Washington Dulles International Airport, and no one was injured.

William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU, FAA LID: HOU) is a public airport in Houston, Texas, located 7 miles (11 km) from Downtown Houston. The airport covers 1,304 acres (5.3 km²) and has four runways. Hobby Airport is Houston's oldest commercial airport and was the city's primary air terminal until the opening of Houston Intercontinental Airport (now George Bush Intercontinental Airport) in 1969. Hobby serves the city as a secondary airport handling domestic service and is a regional center for corporate and private aviation. The airport is home of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum which houses a collection in the original art deco building which served as the first terminal for passenger flight in Houston. It currently serves as a focus city for Southwest Airlines.
1959: Braniff Flight 542 crashed in Buffalo, Texas, on September 29, 1959. It was en route to Dallas, Texas, from Houston, Texas. Twenty-nine passengers and five crew members died in the crash. The plane, a turboprop Lockheed L-188 Electra with the registration number N9705C, was eleven days old when it crashed. The Civil Aeronautics Board stated that the probable cause was "structural failure of the left wing resulting from forces generated by undampened propeller whirl mode."
1968: Braniff Flight 352: Broke into pieces during flight in a thunderstorm on Houston-Dallas route
Shared-ride shuttle service is available at HOU. SuperShuttle takes reservations and picks-up travelers at their homes or businesses and transports them to the airport and vice versa. Additionally, regularly scheduled bus and shuttle service is provided by various carriers to locations from HOU to areas outside the Houston Metropolitan area and to Galveston and College Station. These services can be found in the baggage claim area.

Laredo International Airport

Laredo International Airport (IATA: LRD, ICAO: KLRD, FAA LID: LRD) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Laredo, a city in Webb County, Texas, United States.
The airport is served by three commercial airlines. In the twelve months ending September 2007, LRD enplaned 109,000 passengers, a 22 percent increase from the same time period the year before. In 2006, LRD totaled 365 million pounds of cargo, a 3 percent decrease from 2005.
On 31 October 1983, Douglas DC-3C N44896 of FBN Flying Service was destroyed by fire at Laredo International Airport while attempting to take-off on a cargo flight to McAllen-Miller International Airport, Texas. A fire had developed on board the aircraft during the take-off run, and the crew were unable to extinguish it with the equipment available to them.
On 28 July 1987, Douglas C-53 N39DT of La Mesa Leasing Inc was damaged beyond economic repair when the port engine failed shortly after take-off on an international cargo flight to Ciudad Camargo Airport, Mexico. The aircraft was overloaded by 3,809 pounds (1,728 kg) and the power from the remaining good engine was insufficient to sustain flight. The aircraft stalled and crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing back at Laredo. Both crew survived. A post-accident investigation revealed no problems with the failed engine.
On 18 January 1989, Douglas DC-3 XB-DYP crashed shortly after take-off. The aircraft was on an international cargo flight to TorreĆ³n International Airport, Mexico. The cause of the accident was that the cargo was improperly secured and shifted in flight, causing the centre of gravity to move aft.
On 21 May 2002, Douglas DC-3A XB-JBR of Aero JBR ditched in Lake Casa Blanca, Texas after a double engine failure while performing a touch-and-go at Laredo International Airport. It is reported that one of the engines suffered a propellor overspeed condition. All three crew escaped from the submerged aircraft.
On 9 November 2010, ZA002, a flight test Boeing 787 made an emergency landing after fire had broken out in its P100 electrical panel.

East Texas Regional Airport

East Texas Regional Airport (IATA: GGG, ICAO: KGGG) is a public airport located eight miles south of Longview, Texas. The airport has two intersecting runways and its IATA identifier "GGG" comes from its prior name (Gregg County Airport), derived from its location in Gregg County, Texas.
GGG is mostly used for general aviation and military training operations, but scheduled airline service to Dallas/Fort Worth is provided by American Airlines/American Eagle. There are two fixed-base operators on the field; Stebbins Aviation and KRS Jet Center.
East Texas Regional is also home to LeTourneau University's School of Aeronautical Science. LeTourneau constitutes a very large portion of the airport's traffic and has a fleet of airplanes ranging from Cessna 172s to Citabrias and Diamond DA-42 Twinstars. Most LeTourneau aircraft have tail numbers ending in "LU".
Each summer the airport plays host to the Great Texas Balloon Race, a volunteer-run weekend event held annually since 1980.
In 2007 the airport was awarded a $6.5 million Airport Improvement Program grant to accomplish major updates to the facility. Included among the projects were the resurfacing of Runway 13/31, as well as the relocation of the ILS glideslope & MALSR due to the creation of an 800' displaced threshold on Runway 13 to comply with FAA runway safety area standards. Additionally, former taxiway H (at the intersection of 18/36 and 13/31) was demolished after being identified as a potential "hot spot" for runway incursions. The improvements were completed in 2009.

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (IATA: LBB, ICAO: KLBB) is an airport located just north of Lubbock, Texas. Originally known as Lubbock International Airport, it was renamed in 2004 to honor former Texas governor Preston E. Smith, an alumnus of Texas Tech University. The airport has three runways.
On July 8, 1962, Vickers Viscount N243V of Continental Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when the propellers struck the runway shortly after take-off. A wheels-up landing was made in a wheat field.
On 27 January 2009, an Empire Airlines ATR-42 cargo plane under contract from FedEx Express crashed on landing at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport at 04:37 CT. The plane, which had been traveling from Fort Worth Alliance Airport, landed short of the touchdown zone and skidded off the runway amid light freezing rain. There was a small fire on the plane and two crew members were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Historically, Braniff International Airways had regularly scheduled service to Amarillo and Dallas. Continental Airlines had service to Dallas, Midland/Odessa, El Paso and Los Angeles. Trans-Texas Airways had service to Amarillo and Abilene. Texas International Airlines had service to Dallas. America West Airlines had service to Midland/Odessa, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. United Airlines had service to Denver. Muse Air served LBB briefly in the early 80s with service to Houston Hobby, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Some of these previously scheduled flights were from the old facility before Preston Smith International operations commenced. Delta Air Lines also used to offer service to its hub at Dallas.

McAllen-Miller International Airport

McAllen-Miller International Airport (IATA: MFE, ICAO: KMFE) is an airport in McAllen, Texas, United States, located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the central business district. The airport has 2 runways and one terminal with 5 gates. According to the updated 20-year Master Plan for MFE, runway 13/31 will be extended to 10,000 ft. In addition, a parallel runway will be added. An expanded cargo apron will be on the south side of the airport. In early 2006, Gate 5 opened on the main concourse due to the arrival of Delta Connection. In 2008, a terminal capacity study was conducted to assess the future needs of the airport and possible terminal expansion to include eight (8) gates, larger ticketing/office area, TSA security area queue. Paid parking at the airport was implemented on November 15, 2007 with the implementation of the Economy, Long-term and Short-term Lots.
MFE is currently the busiest commercial passenger airport in the Rio Grande Valley metropolitan areas. The airport is also served by all three global alliances, Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and oneworld. Following growth in commercial passenger service, MFE lost its only international flight in September 2007 - a daily Continental Express flight to Mexico City. After less than one year in service, it was announced that MFE would lose its only non-stop flight to Los Angeles, operated by Delta Connection partner ExpressJet Airlines, at the end of 2007. In December 2007, it was announced that Delta Connection would pull out of the McAllen market altogether on January 6, 2008, discontinuing its remaining two flights a day from MFE to Atlanta, operated by Delta Connection partner Atlantic Southeast Airlines. 

Midland International Airport

Midland International Airport (IATA: MAF, ICAO: KMAF, FAA LID: MAF) is a city-owned public-use airport located eight nautical miles (15 km) southwest of the central business district of Midland, a city in Midland County, Texas, United States. The airport is also northeast of central Odessa.
Midland International Airport is the 9th busiest airport in Texas. Since 1991 it has been the headquarters of the Commemorative Air Force(CAF) and the American Airpower Heritage Museum. The CAF hosts an annual airshow every fall. The airport has four airlines, three of which serve hubs with regional jets, and one that offers mainline jet service to various destinations. Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier at the airport. In 2007 491,834 passengers were enplaned, up 4% from 2006.
Midland International Airport covers an area of 1,600 acres (647 ha) at an elevation of 2,871 feet (875 m) above mean sea level. It has four runways:
Runway 4/22 measuring: 4,605 x 75 ft (1,404 x 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 10/28: 8,302 x 150 ft (2,530 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 16L/34R: 4,339 x 100 ft (1,323 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 16R/34L: 9,501 x 150 ft (2,896 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
For the 12-month period ending February 29, 2008, the airport had 86,384 aircraft operations, an average of 237 per day: 39% military, 34% general aviation, 16% air taxi and 11% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 78 aircraft based at this airport: 39% single-engine, 47% multi-engine , 12% jet and 2% helicopter.

San Angelo Regional Airport

San Angelo Regional Airport (IATA: SJT, ICAO: KSJT, FAA LID: SJT), also known as Mathis Field, is a public airport serving the city of San Angelo, in Tom Green County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,503 acres (608 ha) and has three runways. The airport also offers free parking.
On 8 January 1943, the War Department constituted and activated the 34th Flying Training Wing (Bomber and Specialized 2/4-Engine) at Carr and assigned it to the AAF Central Flying Training Command.
The airport, originally named Carr Field, was built in 1941 by the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot training airfield. Activated on 1 June 1942, the airfield was assigned to the AAF Gulf Coast Training Center, with the Army Air Force Pilot School (Bomber and Specialized 2/4-Engine) activated (phase 3 pilot training).

San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio International Airport (IATA: SAT, ICAO: KSAT, FAA LID: SAT) is a commercial airport in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The airport has three runways and covers 2,600 acres (1,100 ha). Its elevation is 809 feet (247 m) above sea level. SAT is a Class C airport.

San Antonio International Airport was founded in 1941 when the City of San Antonio purchased 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of undeveloped land north of the city limits for a project to be called “San Antonio Municipal Airport.” World War II Wartime needs meant the unfinished airport was pressed into government service. The airport was opened in July 1942 as Alamo Field and was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base.
The 77th Reconnaissance Group, equipped with various aircraft (P-39, P-40, A-20, B-25, O-47, O-52, and L-5) trained reconnaissance personnel who later served overseas. One squadron (113th) flew antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico.
Emivest Aerospace, formerly Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation, has its headquarters on the grounds of the airport. In addition, M7 Aerospace has its headquarters on the airport property. Previously the airport housed Fairchild Dornier U.S. manufacturing facilities.

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (IATA: TYR, ICAO: KTYR) is an airport located six miles west of Tyler, Texas (USA). The airport currently has three paved runways. In recent years, the airport has been expanding in order to meet goals outlined within "The Tyler Master Plan." On August 17, 2002, the airport opened a new terminal building, which doubled the available space.
Tyler Pounds Regional is a large center for General Aviation. The airport has three public parking lots for General Aviation arrivals.
The airport was opened in November 1937 as Tyler Municipal Airport . During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base and renamed Pounds Field. At the end of the war the airfield was returned over to the local government for civil use and it was given its current name Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
American Eagle and Continental Connection currently offer service to and from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, in Dallas/Fort Worth, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. As of fall 2008, American Eagle operates Embraer ERJ 145 to Dallas-Fort Worth while Continental Connection continues to operate Saab 340B to George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Waco Regional Airport

Waco Regional Airport (IATA: ACT, ICAO: KACT, FAA LID: ACT) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) northwest of the central business district of Waco, a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is owned by the City of Waco.
The airport is a 20-25 minute drive by street to Downtown Waco and the Baylor University Campus.
The airport was built by the United States Army Air Force as a pilot training airfield, and was activated on 2 July 1942. It was initially named China Springs Army Air Field and was also known as Waco Army Air Field No. 2 before being renamed Blackland Army Airfield after the local black soil.
Waco Regional Airport covers an area of 1,369 acres (554 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 1/19 measuring 6,596 x 150 ft (2,010 x 46 m) and 14/32 measuring 5,896 x 150 ft (1,797 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 36,011 aircraft operations, an average of 98 per day: 65% general aviation, 27% air taxi, 8% military and 1% scheduled commercial. There are 100 aircraft based at this airport: 53% single-engine, 38% multi-engine, 6% jet and 3% helicopter.

Wichita Falls Municipal Airport

Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (IATA: SPS, ICAO: KSPS, FAA LID: SPS) is an airport located five miles (8 km) north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. The airport is joint use in that its runways and taxiways are shared with Sheppard Air Force Base. It is mostly used for military aviation due to the air force base located on site, but is also served by American Eagle with service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Wichita Falls Municipal Airport covers an area of 3,800 acres (1,538 ha) which contains four paved runways. For the 12-month period ending August 22, 1988, the airport had 53,829 aircraft operations, an average of 147 per day: 43% military, 37% general aviation, 20% air taxi. At that time there were 223 aircraft based at this airport: 2% single-engine, 8% multi-engine and 90% military.

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Westchester County Airport

Westchester County Airport (IATA: HPN, ICAO: KHPN, FAA LID: HPN) is a public airport located in the towns of Harrison, North Castle and Rye in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is approximately 3 nautical miles (5.56 km) northeast of the central business district of White Plains, New York. It serves the areas of Westchester, a suburban county of New York City, as well as Fairfield County, Connecticut, as the New York-Connecticut state border coincides with the airport's eastern limits. It also serves, to a lesser extent, the New York metropolitan area, as it is located approximately 33 miles (53 km) north of Midtown Manhattan. It is often used by those who wish to avoid the congestion of the other New York City-area airports. According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 964,927 passenger boardings (enplanements) in 2009, up from 904,482 boardings in 2008.The Westchester County Airport currently has 7 airlines flying to 16 destinations around the United States only.
There are two nationally-recognized flight schools at the Westchester County Airport. Performance Flight operates out of the Million Air Hangar, while Panorama Flight School operates out of the Panorama Flight Services Hangar.
Westchester County Airport was used in the film Meet the Parents to represent Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and New York's LaGuardia Airport.
The airport was a filming location for The Best Man and Random Hearts.
The 1986 film SpaceCamp mentions White Plains as a possible landing site for the space shuttle; the characters soon realize that the landing site they're thinking of is the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and not the airport (which is far too small to handle a shuttle landing).
Westchester County Airport was used in a Law & Order episode called "All In The Family".
In The West Wing episode "Celestial Navigation" Leo tells Toby and Sam to "Fly to Westchester County Airport and rent a car" in order to get their United States Supreme Court nominee, Roberto Mendoza, out of jail in Connecticut.
The airport was featured in the remake of the Thomas Crowne Affair as a double for JFK airport. A character is told to "go up the escalator and make a left" to reach the International gates. Doing so would actually put her in the parking garage.

Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Syracuse Hancock International Airport (IATA: SYR, ICAO: KSYR) is a joint civil-military public airport located 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) northeast of Syracuse, in Onondaga County, New York, off of Interstate 81 near Mattydale, New York. The main terminal complex is located at the eastern end of Colonel Eileen Collins Boulevard.
Syracuse region receives an average 114 inches (289.56 cm) of snow annually. The airport has a vast amount of snow removal devices, including the world's largest snowplow with a blade measuring 32 feet 3 inches (9.83 m) wide and 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. On average, the airport is closed less than 24 hours annually due to snowfall. The airport has received the Balchen/Post Award for Excellence in the Performance of Snow and Ice Control a total of seven times, most recently in 2006. Runway 10/28 has a Category II Instrument Landing System (ILS).
Syracuse Hancock International is home to the third component of Waypoint Flight School - which was once the former ExecAir Flight Training Center.
Extension brought it to 6480 feet and sometime around 1980 was lengthened to its present length of 7500 feet. The crosswind runway was also renumbered from 14-32 to 15-33. An instrument landing system was added to runway 10 with medium intensity approach lighting with runway alignment indicator lights. Runway 15 was equipped with a medium intensity approach lighting system.

Greater Rochester International Airport

Greater Rochester International Airport (IATA: ROC, ICAO: KROC, FAA LID: ROC) is a county-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Rochester, a city in Monroe County, New York, United States. It serves as the major airport of the metro area known as Greater Rochester (composed by the city of Rochester and the counties of Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Orleans and Wayne). The airport is owned and operated by Monroe County.
While the airport terminal is in operation 24 hours a day, airport ticket counters are opened based on the individual schedules of the various airlines.
The airport has public Wi-Fi available free of charge. The service is provided by local telephone company Frontier Communications.
Mohawk Airlines Flight 121 crashed July 2, 1963, killing 7 people and injuring 36.
Air Canada flight 7405 destined for Toronto Pearson International Airport was called back over suspicion about a Sri Lankan couple carrying fake passports on July 19, 2006
An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 skidded off of Runway 22 during landing, onto snowy, muddy grass, during the winter of 1972-1973. The aircraft had to be towed out of the mud and was moved to the terminal.
Allegheny Airlines Flight 453 crash-landed on July 9, 1978, while arriving from Boston Logan International Airport. The BAC-111 aircraft was carrying 77 people. According to the NTSB report, the flight landed on Runway 28 at too high a speed, but with sufficient performance capability to reject the landing. The pilots chose to continue the landing, the aircraft skidded off the end of the runway, and its landing gear were sheared off by a ditch. There were no fatalities. The aircraft was written off.
Delta Air Lines Flight 1907, a Boeing MD-88 from Rochester to Atlanta on October 11, 2009 had to make a return to Rochester after take off from runway 22, due to an engine failure. 12 minutes later, the aircraft made a safe landing back on runway 22. Once the aircraft landed, the FAA made a statement that after take off, the aircraft hit a fleet of geese, which caused the engine failure. All 149 passengers and crew landed safely with no injuries.