Gastonia Municipal Airport

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Gastonia Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Gastonia
Serves Gastonia, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 798 ft / 243 m
Coordinates 35°12′10″N 081°08′59″W / 35.20278°N 81.14972°W / 35.20278; -81.14972Coordinates: 35°12′10″N 081°08′59″W / 35.20278°N 81.14972°W / 35.20278; -81.14972
AKH is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 3,770 1,149 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 50,040
Based aircraft 36

Gastonia Municipal Airport (ICAO: KAKHFAA LID: AKH) is a city owned, public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) south of the central business district of Gastonia, a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned AKH by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned AKH to Prince Sultan Air Base in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia).[4][5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Gastonia Municipal Airport covers an area of 280 acres (113 ha) at an elevation of 798 feet (243 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 3/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,770 by 100 feet (1,149 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 26, 2009, the airport had 50,040 aircraft operations, an average of 137 per day: 97.9% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 36 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 19% multi-engine, and 3% jet.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AKH (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gastonia Municipal Airport, North Carolina (ICAO: KAKH, FAA: AKH)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Prince Sultan AB, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia (IATA: AKH, ICAO: OEPS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search (AKH: Prince Sultan AB, Al Kharj)". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 28, 2012. 

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