Burlington–Alamance Regional Airport

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Burlington–Alamance Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Burlington–Alamance Airport Authority
Serves Burlington, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 616 ft / 188 m
Coordinates 36°02′55″N 079°28′30″W / 36.04861°N 79.47500°W / 36.04861; -79.47500Coordinates: 36°02′55″N 079°28′30″W / 36.04861°N 79.47500°W / 36.04861; -79.47500
BUY is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,405 1,952 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 50,450
Based aircraft 123

Burlington–Alamance Regional Airport (ICAO: KBUYFAA LID: BUY) is a public use airport in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Burlington, North Carolina and is owned by the Burlington–Alamance Airport Authority.[1] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned BUY by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned BUY to Bunbury Airport in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia).[4] The airport's ICAO identifier is KBUY.[5]

Burlington–Alamance is a small airport, serving small planes like Cessnas and rebuilt Mustangs. It also has a pilot training school. There is no charge for landing or taking off at the airport; it makes money through the sale of fuel, and hangar space.


On September 18, 2008, it was announced that the one runway at Burlington–Alamance, runway 6/24, will be extended from 5,000 feet to 6,400 feet. The main reason for the runway extension is to connect the airport to the new Honda Aero headquarters and manufacturing plant. Construction was completed in 2012.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Burlington–Alamance Regional Airport covers an area of 500 acres (202 ha) at an elevation of 616 feet (188 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,405 by 99 feet.[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 5, 2011, the airport had 50,450 aircraft operations, an average of 138 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 123 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 4% jet, and 1% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for BUY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Burlington–Alamance Regional Airport (ICAO: KBUY, FAA: BUY, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bunbury Airport, Western Australia, Australia (IATA: BUY, ICAO: YBUN)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Burlington–Alamance Regional – BUY (KBUY)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Burlington Times-News: Airport Authority lets contract for runway extension Archived September 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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