Arlington Municipal Airport (Texas)

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Arlington Municipal Airport
GKY Airport Diagram.png
Airport type Public
Operator City of Arlington
Serves Arlington, Texas
Elevation AMSL 628 ft / 191 m
Coordinates 32°39′50″N 097°05′39″W / 32.66389°N 97.09417°W / 32.66389; -97.09417
Website [1]
GKY is located in Texas
GKY is located in the US
Location of airport in Texas / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,080 1,853 Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 151,600
Based aircraft 250

Arlington Municipal Airport (ICAO: KGKYFAA LID: GKY) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) south of the central business district of Arlington, a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States.[1] The airport is at the intersection of Interstate 20 and South Collins Road. This airport is publicly owned by the City of Arlington and serves as a reliever airport for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

Arlington Municipal is currently used for general aviation purposes. Several companies operate aircraft services on the airport property, including the Bell Helicopter division of Textron.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned GKY by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Arlington Municipal Airport covers an area of 500 acres (200 ha) at an elevation of 628 feet (191 m) above mean sea level. Its one runway is designated 16/34 and has a concrete surface measuring 6,080 by 100 feet (1,853 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 151,600 aircraft operations, an average of 415 per day: 97% general aviation, 3% air taxi and <1% military. At that time there were 250 aircraft based at this airport: 70% single-engine, 22% multi-engine, 6% helicopter and 2% jet.[1]


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