Carson Airport

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Carson Airport

Carson City Airport
Carson Airport Logo.jpg
Carson City Airport - panoramio.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorCarson City Airport Authority
ServesCarson City, Nevada
Elevation AMSL4,704 ft / 1,432 m
Coordinates39°11′32″N 119°44′04″W / 39.19222°N 119.73444°W / 39.19222; -119.73444
CXP is located in Nevada
Location of airport in Nevada / United States
CXP is located in the United States
CXP (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 6,100 1,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations83,500
Based aircraft223
Source: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]

Carson Airport[1][3] (IATA: CSN, ICAO: KCXP, FAA LID: CXP) (Carson City Airport) is three miles northeast of Carson City,[1] the capital of Nevada. It is operated by the Carson City Airport Authority.[2] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 categorized it as a reliever airport.

Many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is CXP to the FAA[1] and CSN to the IATA[4] (which assigned CXP to Tunggul Wulung Airport in Java, Indonesia).[5]


Grumman Goose amphibian at Carson Airport

Carson Airport covers 632 acres (256 ha) at an elevation of 4,697 feet (1,432 m). Its runway (9/27) is 5,906 by 75 feet (1,800 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending June 30, 2009 the airport had 83,500 aircraft operations, average 228 per day: 91% general aviation and 9% air taxi. 223 aircraft were then based at this airport: 76% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 3% jet, <1% helicopter, 1% glider and 9% ultralight.[1] Based aircraft include several amphibians that fly to and land on nearby Lake Tahoe.

Historical airline service

In 1985, SkyWest Airlines was operating nonstop service to Las Vegas (LAS) twice a day with Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner commuter propjets.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Form 5010 for CXP PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. August 27, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Carson City Airport, official site
  3. ^ "Diagram of Carson Airport (CXP)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2014-06-14. (29.6 KB). Nevada Department of Transportation. April 2007.
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: CSN / KCXP - Carson City, Nevada (Carson Airport)
  5. ^ Great Circle Mapper: CXP / WIHL - Cilacap, Java, Indonesia (Tunggul Wulung Airport)
  6. ^, Feb. 15, 1985 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Las Vegas-Carson City flight schedules

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