Iowa City Municipal Airport

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Iowa City Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Iowa City
Serves Iowa City, Iowa
Elevation AMSL 683 ft / 208 m
Coordinates 41°38′21″N 91°32′47″W / 41.63917°N 91.54639°W / 41.63917; -91.54639Coordinates: 41°38′21″N 91°32′47″W / 41.63917°N 91.54639°W / 41.63917; -91.54639
IOW is located in Iowa
Location of airport in Iowa/United States
IOW is located in the US
IOW (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,002 1,525 Concrete
12/30 3,900 1,189 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2016) 19,287
Based aircraft (2017) 73

Iowa City Municipal Airport (IATA: IOW, ICAO: KIOW, FAA LID: IOW), is a public use airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the central business district of Iowa City, a city, in Johnson County, Iowa, United States.[1] It is the oldest civil airport west of the Mississippi River still in its original location.[3][4]

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a regional general aviation facility.[5]

The airport does not have scheduled airline service, the closest airport with scheduled airline service is The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, about 19 miles (31 km) to the northwest.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Iowa City Municipal Airport covers an area of 450 acres (180 ha) at an elevation of 683 feet (208 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 7/25 is 5,002 by 100 feet (1,525 x 30 m) with a concrete surface; 12/30 is 3,900 by 75 feet (1,189 x 23 m), with a concrete surface.[1][2] The airport has approved GPS and VOR Instrument approaches.

For the 12-month period ending September 14, 2016, the airport had 19,287 aircraft operations, an average of 53 per day: 87% general aviation, 11% air taxi, and 1% military. In December 2017, there were 73 aircraft based at this airport: 61 single-engine, 3 multi-engine, 7 jet, 1 helicopter, and 1 glider.[1]

There is an airport terminal building, an aircraft maintenance shop, two corporate hangar buildings, a multi-plane hangar with attached office area, and five buildings with 60 individual hangars (T-hangars).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for IOW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective December 7, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "IOW - Iowa City Municipal Airport". AirNav. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
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  5. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. p. 29. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 

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