North Las Vegas Airport
|North Las Vegas Airport|
|IATA: VGT – ICAO: KVGT – FAA LID: VGT|
|Serves||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Location||North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Elevation AMSL||2,205 ft / 672 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
North Las Vegas Airport (IATA: VGT, ICAO: KVGT, FAA LID: VGT) is three miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas, in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation.
Known locally as Northtown, it is the second busiest airport in the Las Vegas area and the third busiest in Nevada. It is the primary airport in the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic tours, allowing McCarran International Airport to focus on commercial flights. North Las Vegas has limited regional airline service. Many helicopter operators including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department use the airport.
The airport is certificated under 14CFR Part 139.
The airport opened on December 1, 1941, as Sky Haven Airport. Given the significance of the date, only one of the three founders, Florence Murphy, remained to run the airport.
In 1968 Hughes Tool Company purchased the airport, then called North Las Vegas Air Terminal.
Facilities and aircraft
North Las Vegas Airport covers 920 acres (370 ha) at an elevation of 2,205 feet (672 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt runways: 7/25 is 5,004 by 75 feet (1,525 x 23 m), 12R/30L is 5,000 by 75 feet (1,524 x 23 m), and 12L/30R is 4,202 by 75 feet (1,281 x 23 m).
In the year ending February 7, 2007 the airport had 225,979 aircraft operations, average 619 per day: 86% general aviation, 13% air taxi and <1% military. 686 were then aircraft based at the airport: 76% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 2% jet, 8% helicopter and <1% ultralight.
Airlines and destinations
|Vision Airlines||Grand Canyon|
The airport has worked on a runway incursion prevention program to help curtail the number of runway incursions at the airport. In 2007 North Las Vegas was #2 for most runway incursions.
- North Las Vegas Airport - Official website
- PDF diagram from Nevada DOT
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for VGT, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: