Las Vegas Municipal Airport

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For the airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, see McCarran International Airport.

Coordinates: 35°39′15″N 105°08′33″W / 35.65417°N 105.14250°W / 35.65417; -105.14250

Las Vegas Municipal Airport
IATA: LVSICAO: KLVSFAA LID: LVS
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Las Vegas
Serves Las Vegas, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL 6,877 ft / 2,096 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,004 1,525 Asphalt
14/32 8,198 2,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 11,350
Based aircraft 14

Las Vegas Municipal Airport (IATA: LVSICAO: KLVSFAA LID: LVS) is five miles (8 km) northeast of Las Vegas, in San Miguel County, New Mexico.[1]

The airport was on the mainline route of Continental Airlines between Denver and El Paso that included stops in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Trinidad, Raton, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Socorro, Truth or Consequences, and Las Cruces. The route began in 1934 originally by Varney Speed Lines and changed to Continental in 1937 using Lockheed Vega, Electra, and Lodestar aircraft. There was an interruption in service for a while during the late 1930s but Continental returned with DC-3 aircraft until suspending service in 1952 due to airport conditions. Another carrier, Pioneer Airlines served Las Vegas with DC-3's from 1948 through 1952 on that carrier's route between Albuquerque and Dallas that included stops at Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Tucumcari, Clovis, Lubbock, Abilene, Mineral Wells, and Ft. Worth. Two smaller commuter airlines have also made brief visits to Las Vegas, NM: Trans Central Airlines in 1969/1970 with flights to Albuquerque and Denver on a route similar to that of Continental, and Territorial Airlines in 1990 with flights to Albuquerque and Raton, NM.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 1,300 acres (530 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 5,004 x 75 ft (1,525 x 23 m) and 14/32 is 8,198 x 75 ft (2,499 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending April 11, 2006 the airport had 11,350 aircraft operations, average 31 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% military. 14 aircraft were then based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 7% multi-engine and 7% jet.[1]

In film[edit]

The airport appeared in the 2011 film Haywire.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LVS (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ Various timetables by Continental, Pioneer, Trans Central, and Territorial Airlines
  3. ^ http://www.emanuellevy.com/comment/haywire-location-shooting/

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