List of airports in Arkansas

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This is a list of airports in Arkansas (a U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location. It contains all public-use and military airports in the state. Some private-use and former airports may be included where notable, such as airports that were previously public-use, those with commercial enplanements recorded by the FAA or airports assigned an IATA airport code.

Airport location where aircraft take off and land

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, they also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.

Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

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Federal Aviation Administration United States Government agency dedicated to civil aviation matters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, or weather station, and is used for manned air traffic control facilities in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services.

International Air Transport Association trade group of airlines

The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of 290 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 82% of total available seat miles air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

International Civil Aviation Organization Specialised agency of the United Nations

The International Civil Aviation Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. Its headquarters is located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • Airport name – The official airport name. Those shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines.
  • Role – One of four FAA airport categories, as per the 2017–2021 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) reportreleased September 2016:
    • P-s: Commercial service – primary are publicly owned airports that receive scheduled passenger service and have more than 10,000 passenger boardings (enplanements) each year. Each primary airport is sub-classified by the FAA as one of the following four "hub" types (s):
      • L: Large hub that accounts for at least 1% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • M: Medium hub that accounts for between 0.25% and 1% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • S: Small hub that accounts for between 0.05% and 0.25% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • N: Nonhub that accounts for less than 0.05% of total U.S. passenger enplanements, but more than 10,000 annual enplanements.
    • CS: Commercial service – nonprimary are publicly owned airports that receive scheduled passenger service and have at least 2,500 passenger boardings each year.
    • R: Reliever airports are designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at a large commercial service airport and to provide more general aviation access to the overall community.
    • GA: General aviation airports are the largest single group of airports in the U.S. airport system.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a system for categorizing public-use airports that is primarily based on the level of commercial passenger traffic through each facility. It is used to determine if an airport is eligible for funding through the federal government's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Fewer than 20% of airports in the U.S. qualify for the program, though most that don't qualify are private-use-only airports.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) is an inventory of U.S. aviation infrastructure assets. NPIAS was developed and now maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

General Aviation (GA) represents the 'private transport' and recreational flying component of aviation.

  • Enpl. – The number of enplanements (commercial passenger boardings) that occurred at the airport in calendar year 2016, as per FAA recordsreleased October 2017.
City servedFAAIATAICAOAirport nameRoleEnpl.
Commercial Service – Primary airports
Fayetteville XNA XNAKXNA Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport P-S673,810
Fort Smith FSM FSMKFSM Fort Smith Regional Airport P-N83,920
Little Rock LIT LITKLIT Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Adams Field) (was Little Rock National)P-S958,824
Texarkana TXK TXKKTXK Texarkana Regional Airport (Webb Field)P-N33,565
Commercial Service - Nonprimary airports
El Dorado ELD ELDKELD South Arkansas Regional Airport (Goodwin Field)CS2,544
Harrison HRO HROKHRO Boone County Airport CS1,178
Jonesboro JBR JBRKJBR Jonesboro Municipal Airport CS4,593
Reliever airports
North Little Rock ORK KORK North Little Rock Municipal Airport R0
West Memphis AWM AWMKAWM West Memphis Municipal Airport R0
General Aviation airports
Almyra M73 Almyra Municipal Airport GA
Arkadelphia ADF KADF Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field GA
Ash Flat CVK KCVK Sharp County Regional Airport GA
Augusta M60 Woodruff County Airport GA
Batesville BVX BVXKBVX Batesville Regional Airport GA
Benton SUZ KSUZ Saline County Regional Airport GA
Bentonville VBT KVBT Bentonville Municipal Airport (Louise M. Thaden Field)GA0
Berryville 4M1 Carroll County Airport GA
Blytheville BYH BYHKBYH Arkansas International Airport (formerly Blytheville AFB)GA
Blytheville HKA HKAKHKA Blytheville Municipal Airport GA
Brinkley M36 Frank Federer Memorial Airport GA
Calico Rock 37T Calico Rock - Izard County Airport GA
Camden CDH CDHKCDH Harrell Field GA0
Carlisle 4M3 Carlisle Municipal Airport GA
Clarendon 4M8 Clarendon Municipal Airport GA
Clarksville H35 Clarksville Municipal Airport GA
Clinton CCA KCCA Clinton Municipal Airport GA
Conway CXW KCXW Conway Airport at Cantrell Field GA
Corning 4M9 Corning Municipal Airport GA
Crossett CRT CRTKCRT Z. M. Jack Stell Field GA0
Danville 32A Danville Municipal Airport GA
De Queen DEQ KDEQ J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport GA
De Witt 5M1 De Witt Municipal Airport GA
Dumas 0M0 Billy Free Municipal Airport GA
Fayetteville FYV FYVKFYV Fayetteville Municipal Airport (Drake Field)GA1,190
Flippin FLP KFLP Marion County Regional Airport GA11
Fordyce 5M4 Fordyce Municipal Airport (was H.L. Hopkins–Fordyce) GA
Forrest City FCY KFCY Forrest City Municipal Airport GA
Heber Springs HBZ KHBZ Heber Springs Municipal Airport GA
Helena-West Helena HEE HEEKHEE Thompson-Robbins Airport GA0
Hope M18 Hope Municipal Airport GA
Horseshoe Bend 6M2 Horseshoe Bend Airport GA
Hot Springs HOT HOTKHOT Memorial Field Airport GA2,471
Lake Village M32 Lake Village Municipal Airport GA
Magnolia AGO AGOKAGO Magnolia Municipal Airport GA
Malvern M78 Malvern Municipal Airport GA
Manila MXA MXAKMXA Manila Municipal Airport GA
Marianna 6M7 Marianna/Lee County Airport (Steve Edwards Field)GA
Marked Tree 6M8 Marked Tree Municipal Airport GA
Marshall 4A5 Searcy County Airport GA
McGehee 7M1 7M1 McGehee Municipal Airport GA2
Melbourne 42A Melbourne Municipal Airport (John E. Miller Field)GA
Mena MEZ KMEZ Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport GA0
Monticello LLQ KLLQ Monticello Municipal Airport (Ellis Field)GA
Morrilton BDQ KBDQ Morrilton Municipal Airport GA
Morrilton MPJ MPJKMPJ Petit Jean Park Airport GA
Mount Ida 7M3 Bearce Airport GA
Mountain Home BPK WMHKBPK Ozark Regional Airport (Baxter County Airport)GA
Nashville M77 Howard County Airport GA
Newport M19 Newport Municipal Airport GA
Osceola 7M4 Osceola Municipal Airport GA
Ozark 7M5 Ozark - Franklin County Airport GA
Paragould PGR KPGR Kirk Field GA0
Paris / Subiaco 7M6 Paris Municipal Airport GA
Piggott 7M7 Piggott Municipal Airport GA
Pine Bluff PBF PBFKPBF Grider Field GA0
Pocahontas M70 Pocahontas Municipal Airport (Nick Wilson Field)GA
Rogers ROG ROGKROG Rogers Municipal Airport (Carter Field)GA26
Russellville RUE KRUE Russellville Regional Airport (was Russellville Municipal)GA5
Searcy SRC SRCKSRC Searcy Municipal Airport GA0
Sheridan 9M8 Sheridan Municipal Airport GA
Siloam Springs SLG SLGKSLG Smith Field GA
Springdale ASG SPZKASG Springdale Municipal Airport GA
Stuttgart SGT SGTKSGT Stuttgart Municipal Airport GA
Waldron M27 Waldron Municipal Airport GA
Walnut Ridge ARG ARGKARG Walnut Ridge Regional Airport GA
Warren 3M9 Warren Municipal Airport GA
Wynne M65 Wynne Municipal Airport GA
Other public-use airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Bald Knob M74 Bald Knob Municipal Airport
Booneville 4M2 Booneville Municipal Airport
Clinton 2A2 Holley Mountain Airpark
Decatur 5M5 Crystal Lake Airport
Dermott 4M5 Dermott Municipal Airport
El Dorado F43 El Dorado Downtown Airport (Stevens Field)
Greenbrier 12A Arkavalley Airport
Gurdon 5M8 Gurdon Airport (Lowe Field)
Hampton 0R6 Hampton Municipal Airport
Hazen 6M0 Hazen Municipal Airport
Holly Grove 2A6 Holly Grove Municipal Airport
Huntsville H34 Huntsville Municipal Airport
Lakeview 3M0 Gaston's Airport
McCrory 7M0 McCrory/Morton Airport
Mountain View 7M2 Mountain View Airport (Harry E. Wilcox Memorial Field)
Prescott 4F7 Kizer Field
Rector 7M8 Rector Airport
Salem 7M9 Salem Airport
Sherrill 99A Smith's International Airport
Star City 55M Star City Municipal Airport
Stephens 4F8 Wilson Airport
Weiner 8M2 Sally Wofford Airport
Other military airports
Camp Robinson / Little Rock RBMKRBM Robinson Army Airfield
Fort Chaffee AZUKAZU Arrowhead Assault Strip
Jacksonville / Little Rock LRFLRFKLRF Little Rock Air Force Base 0
Future airports
Colt Delta Regional Airport (under construction)
Notable former airports
Benton M99 Saline County Airport (Watts Field) (closed) GA
Conway CWSKCWS Dennis F. Cantrell Field GA
Eureka Springs 5A5 Silver Wings Field (closed)
Garfield 40AR Lost Bridge Village Airport (re-opened private airstrip, asphalt surface in good condition)

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    References

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