Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport

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Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Truth or Consequences
Location Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Elevation  AMSL 4,853 ft / 1,479 m
Coordinates 33°14′13″N107°16′18″W / 33.23694°N 107.27167°W / 33.23694; -107.27167 Coordinates: 33°14′13″N107°16′18″W / 33.23694°N 107.27167°W / 33.23694; -107.27167
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
13/317,2002,195 Asphalt
11/297,0002,134Dirt
1/193,250991Dirt
15/333,200975Dirt
7/252,900884Dirt

Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport( IATA : TCS, ICAO : KTCS, FAA LID : TCS) is a public-use airport located six miles (10 km) north of Truth or Consequences, a city in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. This general aviation airport is publicly owned by the city of Truth or Consequences. It has 5 runways, one of which is paved. The paved runway (13/31) is used the majority of the time. The airport saw scheduled airline service in the early 1950s when Continental Airlines landed its DC-3s here as one of several stops made along their original route from Denver to El Paso. [1] Zia Airlines flights from Albuquerque to Las Cruces in the mid 1970s would stop at the airport upon request. [2]

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References

  1. Continental Airlines November 1, 1951 and July 15, 1954 timetables
  2. Zia Airlines timetables from Nov. 1, 1974, Feb. 1, 1975, and May 1, 1975