Lancaster County Airport

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Lancaster County Airport

McWhirter Field
Airport typePublic
OwnerLancaster County
ServesLancaster, South Carolina
Elevation AMSL486 ft / 148 m
Coordinates34°43′22″N 080°51′17″W / 34.72278°N 80.85472°W / 34.72278; -80.85472
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,004 1,830 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations23,850
Based aircraft49

Lancaster County Airport (ICAO: KLKR, FAA LID: LKR), also known as McWhirter Field, is a county-owned, public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) west of the central business district of Lancaster, in Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned LKR by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[2] (which assigned LKR to Las Khoreh in Somalia[3]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Lancaster County Airport covers an area of 301 acres (122 ha) at an elevation of 486 feet (148 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,004 by 100 feet (1,830 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 22, 2009, the airport had 23,850 aircraft operations, an average of 65 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 49 single-engine aircraft based at this airport.[1]

Lancaster County Airport is operated by Lancaster Aviation and provides fuel, maintenance and a terminal facility.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LKR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Lancaster County Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KLKR, FAA: LKR)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Las Khoreh Airport, Somalia (IATA: LKR)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 March 2010.

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