Texas International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Austin Bergstrom Intl. Airport BSM

An HD Tour of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Terminals A, B C, D, and E

Corpus Christi Intl. Airport CRP
Dallas Fort Worth Intl. Airport DFW
El Paso International Airport ELP
Fort Worth Alliance Airport AFW
Harlingen - Rio Grande Valley Intl. Airport  HRL
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH
Houston William P. Hobby Airport HOU
Houston Ellington Field EFD
Lubbock International Airport LBB
McAllen - Miller International Airport MFE
Rockport - Arkansas County Airport RKP
San Antonio International Airport SAT
Victoria Regional Airport VCT
     
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Texas has 730 airports, the second most in every state in the country. According to Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), it is the largest airport in Texas and the second largest airport in the United States in terms of size and passengers. It is the fourth largest in the world with 18,076 acres. In traffic, DFW is the busiest in the state, the fourth most common in the United States, and sixth worldwide. American / American Eagle of the American Airlines Group, the world's largest airline with a passenger-miles transport and a passenger fleet, uses DFW as its largest and most important hub. It is the largest airline in the United States, counting the number of domestic passengers per year and the world's largest airline based on the number of passengers carried. Southwest Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, is based in Dallas Love Field.

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    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Photo by Framepool & RightSmith Stock Footage
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the main international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area in Texas. It is the largest hub for American Airlines, which is headquartered near the airport. 2017 was a record year for DFW, as the airport served 67,092,194 passengers.

    With 17,207 acres (27 square miles), DFW is larger than the island of Manhattan, and is the second largest airport by land area in the US, after Denver International Airport. There are five terminals and 165 gates. The airport was designed with expansion in mind and can theoretically accommodate as many as thirteen terminals and 260 gates, although this level of expansion is unlikely to be reached any time soon. There are seven runways, all them are concrete:

    • Runway 13L/31R is 9,000 x 200 feet.
    • Runway 13R/31L is 9,301 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 17C/35C is 13,401 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 17L/35R is 8,500 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 17R/35L is 13,401 x 200 feet.
    • Runway 18L/36R is 13,400 x 200 feet.
    • Runway 18R/36L is 13,400 x 150 feet

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is an international airport located in Houston, Texas, under class B airspace, serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area. Situated about 23 miles north of Downtown Houston, between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 with direct access to the Hardy Toll Road expressway,

    Texas' second largest air traffic facility is the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston. It served as the largest hub for the former Continental Airlines, which was based in Houston; It serves as the largest hub for United Airlines, the third largest airline in the world, for passenger miles flown. IAH offers service to most of the Mexican destinations of any US airport.

    The next five largest airports in the state serve more than 3 million passengers annually; These include Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, San Antonio International Airport, Dallas Love Field and El Paso International Airport. The smallest airport in the state, which is declared the international airport, is the international airport of Del Rio.  - List of US Airlines

    Dallas Love Field

    Dallas Love Field
    Dallas Love Field Photo by DallasCityNews.net
    Dallas Love Field (DAL) is a city-owned public airport located six miles northwest of downtown Dallas It was the Dallas' main airport until 1974 when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened.

    Dallas Love Field includes 1,300 acres at an elevation of 487 feet above mean sea level. There are three runways:  - List of US Airlines

    • Runway 13L/31R is 7,752 by 150 feet, Surface: Concrete (Built in 1943, Extended 1952).
    • Runway 13R/31L is 8,800 by 150 feet, Surface: Concrete (Built in 1965).
    • Runway 18/36 (CLOSED) is 6,147 by 150 feet: Surface: Asphalt (Built in 1943).

    William P. Hobby Airport

    William P. Hobby Airport
    William P. Hobby Airport Photo courtesy of The 1940 Air Terminal Museum
    William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is an international airport located in Houston, Texas, seven miles from downtown Houston. HOU is Houston's oldest commercial airport and was its main commercial airport until Houston Intercontinental Airport, now George Bush Intercontinental Airport, opened in 1969. After the opening of Houston Intercontinental, HOU was closed for several years before it became apparent it needed to be reopened. It became a secondary airport for domestic airline service as well as a regional center for corporate and private aviation  - List of US Airlines

    The airport contains 1,304 acres and has four runways:

    • Runway 4/22 is 7,602 x 150 feet, surface concrete
    • Runway 13L/31R is 5,148 x 100 feet, surface concrete
    • Runway 13R/31L is 7,599 x 150 feet, surface asphalt
    • Runway 17/35 is 6,000 x 150 feet, surface asphalt/concrete

    The original art deco terminal building, was the first passenger airline terminal in Houston, which now houses the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

    Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

    Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
    Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Photo by Blue Swan Daily
    Austin–Bergstrom International Airport or ABIA (AUS, previously BSM) is a Class C international airport situated in Austin, Texas (the capital of Texas), and serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area, the 31st-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is around five miles southeast of Downtown Austin, it consists of 4,242 acres  along with two runways and three helipads
    • Runway 17R/35L, to the west of the terminal, is the original runway built and used by the Air Force. The 12,250-foot runway was reconditioned when Austin–Bergstrom was built.
    • Runway 17L/35R is a new 9,000 foot runway on the east side of the terminal and parallel with runway 17R/35L. This runway contains a Category IIIB instrument landing system, the first in Austin.

    San Antonio International Airport

    San Antonio International Airport
    San Antonio International Airport
    San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is an international airport in San Antonio, Texas, that handles the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area. It is located in Uptown Central San Antonio, about eight miles north of Downtown. There  three runways and consists of 2,305 acres Its elevation is 809 feet above sea level. SAT is located in class C airspace.
    • Runway 4/22 is 8,505 x 150 feet with a concrete surface
    • Runway 12L/30R is 5,519 x 100 feet with an asphalt surface
    • Runway 12R/30L is 8,502 x 150 feet with a concrete surface

    El Paso International Airport

    El Paso International Airport
    El Paso International Airport Photo Courtesy of El Paso International Airport
    El Paso International Airport ((ELP); is a public airport located four miles northeast of downtown El Paso, in El Paso County, Texas. It is the largest commercial airport in West Texas, serving 2,778,248 passengers in 2014. The airport primarily serves the El Paso–Las Cruces Combined Statistical Area.

    El Paso International Airport consists of 6,670 acres and there are three runways:

    • Runway 4/22 is 12,020 × 150 feet with an asphalt surface.
    • Runway 8R/26L is 9,025 × 150 feetwith an asphalt surface.
    • Runway 8L/26R is 5,493 × 75 feetwith an asphalt surface.

    Midland International Airport

    Midland International Airport
    Midland International Airport
    Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF) (previously Midland International Airport) is a city-owned international airport situated approximately halfway between the cities of Midland and Odessa. It is owned and operated by the City of Midland. In September 2014 it became the very first U.S. facility licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration to serve both scheduled airline flights and commercial human spaceflight.

    Midland International Air and Space Port includes 1,600 acres at an elevation of 2,871 feet. There are four asphalt runways:

    • Runway 4/22 is 4,605 × 75 feet.
    • Runway 10/28 is 8,302 × 150 feet.
    • Runway 16L/34R is 4,339 × 100 feet.
    • Runway 16R/34L is 9,501 × 150 feet.

    Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

    Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
    Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
    Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) is located five miles north of Lubbock, in Lubbock County, Texas. Initially it was Lubbock International Airport, it was renamed for former Texas governor Preston E. Smith, an alumnus of Texas Tech University in 2004.

    The airport consists of 3,000 acres at an elevation of 3,282 feet. There are three runways:

    • Runway 17R/35L is 11,500 by 150 feet with a concrete surface.
    • Runway 8/26 is 8,001 by 150 feet with a concrete surface.
    • Runway 17L/35R is 2,891 by 75 feet with an asphalt surface.

    McAllen Miller International Airport

    McAllen Miller International Airport
    McAllen Miller International Airport
    McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE) is a city-owned, public-use airport situated two nautical miles south of the central business district of McAllen, a city in Hidalgo County, Texas The airfield is located next to Interstate 2/U.S. 83 freeway

    McAllen Miller International Airport consists of 370 acres at an elevation of 107 feet above mean sea level. There are two runways with asphalt surfaces:

    • Runway 14/32 is 7,120 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 18/36 is 2,638 by 60 feet.

    In November 2015 the runway designation of 13/31 was changed to 14/32 and an EMAS, engineered materials arrestor system, was installed at the end of the runway 14 approach.

    Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

    Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
    Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport Photo by EasyFly Club
    Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA) is a public airport located six miles east of downtown Amarillo, in Potter and Randall Counties. AMA was renamed in 2003 after NASA astronaut and Amarillo native Rick Husband, who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February of that year.

    Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport consists of 3,547 acres and there are two concrete runways:

    • Runway 4/22 is 13,502 × 200 feet.
    • Runway 13/31 is 7,901 × 150 feet.

    Rick Husband opened as English Field in 1929. That year Transcontinental & Western Air began passenger airline service to Amarillo. In 1931, Amarillo had become a stop on coast-to-coast service between Los Angeles and New York City operated by Transcontinental & Western Air using Ford Trimotor aircraft

    Corpus Christi International Airport

    Corpus Christi International Airport
    Corpus Christi International Airport Photo by Corpus Christi Caller-Times
    Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) is a city-owned public-use airport located five nautical miles west of the central business district of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County.

    The airport's six-gate 165,000 sq ft. Hayden W. Head Terminal, designed by Gensler, and opened in November of 2002 with a theme of "When the Sun Meets the Sea".  Photo shows the Coast Guard presence at tje airport.  - List of US Airlines

    Corpus Christi International Airport consists of 2,457 acres at an elevation of 44 feet above mean sea level. There are two asphalt paved runways:

    • Runway 13/31 is 7,510 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 18/36 is 6,080 by 150 feet.

    Valley International Airport

    Valley International Airport
    Valley International Airport
    Valley International Airport (VIA) (HRL) is owned by the City of Harlingen, in Cameron County, Texas. Valley International Airport is operated by a nine-member airport board appointed by the mayor. HRL is centrally located in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) making it a logical choice for travel to the area. Valley International is often referred to as the "Gateway to South Padre Island" with travel amenities that provide door to door transportation to South Padre Island.

    There are just over 2,400 acres, making HRL the largest airport in the RGV with room and resources to handle future airline expansion needs. HRL also has the longest runways in the area with modern aircraft approach systems that diminish chances of travel delays during inclement weather.

    Valley International Airport consists of 2,428 acres at an elevation of 36 feet. There are three asphalt runways:

    • Runway 17R/35L is 8,301 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 13/31 is 7,257 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 17L/35R is 5,949 by 150 feet.

    Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport / Robert Gray Army Airfield

    Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport
    Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport Photo by J.L. Ramsaur Photography
    Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK) is a small military/commercial joint-use airport that operates alongside the Robert Gray Army Airfield. The airport is locaed inside the south end of the Fort Hood Military Reservation (known as West Fort Hood), six nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Killeen, Texas, in unincorporated Bell County. The commercial side replaced the old Killeen Municipal Airport (now Skylark Field), which has no ability to expand.

    The airport has a single runway designated 15/33 with a PEM (Porous European Mix) surface which is 10,000 by 200 feet.

    Airlines serving the airport are American Airlines and United Airlines

    Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport

    Entrance to South Padre Island
    Entrance to South Padre Island
    Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) is a city-owned, public-use airport situated four nautical miles east of the central business district of Brownsville, a city in Cameron County.

    Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport includes 1,700 acres at an elevation of 22 feet above mean sea level. There are three runways with asphalt surfaces:

    • Runway 13R/31L is 7,399 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 17/35 is 6,000 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 13L/31R is 3,000 by 75 feet.

    Laredo International Airport

    Laredo International Airport
    Laredo International Airport Photo by Daniel Alcocer
    Laredo International Airport (LRD) is a city-owned public-use airport situated three nautical miles northeast of the central business district of Laredo, a city in Webb County, Texas.

    Laredo International Airport conists of 1,796 acres at an elevation of 508 feet above mean sea level. There are three runways:

    • Runway 18L/36R is 8,236 x 150 feet with a concrete surface.
    • Runway 18R/36L is 8,743 x 150 feet with a concrete surface.
    • Runway 14/32 is 5,927 x 150 feet with a concrete surface.

    Abilene Regional Airport

    Abilene Regional Airport
    Abilene Regional Airport Photo by KTXS
    Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) is a public airport located three miles southeast of Abilene, in Taylor County It sits within the Abilene city limits and owned and operated by the City.

    Most operations at the airport are general aviation and military training. Abilene Regional is currently served by one airline, Envoy Air operating as American Eagle, with eight  daily Embraer regional jet flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW)

    Abilene Regional Airport includes 1,644 acres and there are three asphalt runways:

    • Runway 4/22 is 3,678 x 100 feet.
    • Runway 17L/35R is 7198 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 17R/35L is 7,202 x 150 feet.

    Easterwood Airport

    Easterwood Airport
    Easterwood Airport
    Easterwood Airport (CLL), also called Easterwood Field, is the regional airport for Texas A&M University, Bryan-College Station and Brazos County, Texas. The airport is owned by Texas A&M University and easily accessible from Farm-To-Market Road 60 West (Raymond Stotzer Parkway), it is lsituated three miles southwest of College Station and a quarter mile from Texas A&M University.

    The airport includes 700 acres and has three runways:

    • 4/22 is 5,149 x 150 feet with a concrete surface.
    • 16/34 is 7,000 x 146 feet with a Asphalt/Concrete all weather runway, with an approach lighting system
    • 10/28 is 5,159 x 150 feet with an asphalt surface
    • There is also a FAA control tower, FAA radio communication and an OmniRange-ILS Navigation Aid.

    Waco Regional Airport

    Waco Regional Airport
    Waco Regional Airport
    Waco Regional Airport (ACT) is located five miles northwest of Waco, in McLennan County. It is owned by the City of Waco.

    ACT is a 20-25 minute drive to downtown Waco and the Baylor University campus.

    Waco Regional Airport includes 1,369 acres and there are two asphalt runways:

    • Runway 1/19 is 6,596 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 14/32 is 5,896 x 150 feet.

    San Angelo Regional Airport

    San Angelo Regional Airport
    San Angelo Regional Airport Photo by San Angelo Standard Times
    San Angelo Regional Airport (SJT), also called Mathis Field, is a public airport serving the city of San Angelo, in Tom Green County, Texas, USA. The airport consists of 1,503 acres which includes three runways. The airport also provides free parking. There are three runways:
    • Runway 18/36 is 8,049 feet with an asphalt surface.
    • Runway 3/21 is 5,939 feet with an asphalt surface.
    • Runway 9/27 is 4,402 feet with an asphalt surface.

    Although the airport is open 24 hours, the control tower is operated by FAA contract employees and is only staffed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

    Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

    Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
    Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
    Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) is a city-owned airport located three miles west of Tyler, in Smith County, Texas.

    The airport consists of 1,200 acres at an elevation of 544 feet. Three are three asphalt runways:  - List of US Airlines

    • Runway 4/22 is 7,802 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 13/31 is 5,200 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 17/35 is 4,832 by 150 feet.

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