Dalhart Municipal Airport

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Dalhart Municipal Airport
Dalhart Municipal Airport - Texas.jpg
1996 USGS Photo
Airport type Public
Owner City of Dalhart
Location Hartley County, near Dalhart, Texas
Elevation AMSL 3,991 ft / 1,216 m
Coordinates 36°01′21″N 102°32′50″W / 36.02250°N 102.54722°W / 36.02250; -102.54722Coordinates: 36°01′21″N 102°32′50″W / 36.02250°N 102.54722°W / 36.02250; -102.54722
KDHT is located in Texas
Location of Dalhart Municipal Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,669 1,728 Asphalt
17/35 6,400 1,951 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 22,750
Based aircraft 36

Dalhart Municipal Airport (IATA: DHT, ICAO: KDHT, FAA LID: DHT) is a city-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Dalhart, Texas,[1] a city straddling the border of Dallam and Hartley counties in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle.[2]

The airport is not served by any commercial airlines at this time.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Dalhart Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,206 acres (488 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 3/21 measuring 5,669 x 75 ft (1,728 x 23 m) and 17/35 measuring 6,400 x 75 ft (1,951 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 25, 2009, the airport had 22,750 aircraft operations, an average of 62 per day: 75% local general aviation, 25% transient general aviation, and <1% military. There are 30 aircraft based at this airport: 80% single-engine, 17% multi-engine and 3% glider.[1]


The airport was constructed by the Army and opened in May 1942 as Dalhart Army Airfield. Initially assigned to Army Air Forces Glider command, while under construction the command's temporary headquarters operated from a tent city in Amarillo.[3]

Dalhart AAF was closed in December 1945, and the property went to the city of Dalhart. Since that time, several of the remaining buildings have been used as the Dalhart municipal airport.[3]


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