Iowa City Municipal Airport

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Iowa City Municipal Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Iowa City
ServesIowa City, Iowa
Elevation AMSL683 ft / 208 m
Coordinates41°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
IOW is located in the United States
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 two miles southwest of Iowa City, in Johnson County, Iowa.[1] It is the oldest civil airport west of the Mississippi River still in its original location.[3][4]

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021 categorized it as a regional general aviation facility.[5]

The airport has no scheduled airline service; the closest airline airport is The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, about 19 miles (31 km) northwest. In the 1920s Iowa City was on the original transcontinental air route, flown by Boeing Air Transport, a United predecessor. In 1959 United was replaced by Ozark, which pulled out of Iowa City in 1969-70.


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

In the year ending September 14, 2016 the airport had 19,287 aircraft operations, average 53 per day: 87% general aviation, 11% air taxi, and 1% military. In December 2017, 73 aircraft were based at the 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).

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  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 August 21, 2017.
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  5. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 21, 2016. p. 29. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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