List of airports in Delaware

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This is a list of airports in Delaware (a U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location. It contains all public-use and military airports in the state. Some private-use and former airports may be included where notable, such as airports that were previously public-use, those with commercial enplanements recorded by the FAA or airports assigned an IATA airport code.

From 2008 to 2013, Delaware was the only U.S state that had no airports in the FAA category known as commercial service (2,500+ boardings per year). In 2013, scheduled commercial airline passenger service became available at Wilmington Airport, but it ended again in 2015.[1][2] Commercial service to Wilmington Airport resumed in 2021.[3]


This list contains the following information:

  • City served – The city generally associated with the airport, as per the airport's master record with the Federal Aviation Administration. This is not always the actual location since some airports are located in smaller towns outside of the city they serve. It is not meant to be a complete list of cities served, which can be found in or added to each airport's Wikipedia article.
  • FAA – The location identifier assigned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These are linked to each airport's page at the Delaware Department of Transportation.
  • IATA – The airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Those that do not match the FAA code are shown in bold.
  • ICAO – The location indicator assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  • Airport name – The official airport name. Those shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines.
  • Role – One of four FAA airport categories, as per the 2017–2021 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) report released September 2016:
    • P-s: Commercial service – primary are publicly owned airports that receive scheduled passenger service and have more than 10,000 passenger boardings (enplanements) each year. Each primary airport is sub-classified by the FAA as one of the following four "hub" types (s):
      • L: Large hub that accounts for at least 1% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • M: Medium hub that accounts for between 0.25% and 1% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • S: Small hub that accounts for between 0.05% and 0.25% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • N: Nonhub that accounts for less than 0.05% of total U.S. passenger enplanements, but more than 10,000 annual enplanements.
    • CS: Commercial service – nonprimary are publicly owned airports that receive scheduled passenger service and have at least 2,500 passenger boardings each year.
    • R: Reliever airports are designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at a large commercial service airport and to provide more general aviation access to the overall community.
    • GA: General aviation airports are the largest single group of airports in the U.S. airport system.
  • Enplanements – The number of enplanements (commercial passenger boardings) that occurred at the airport in calendar year 2016, as per FAA records released October 2017.
City served FAA IATA ICAO Airport name Role Enpl.
Reliever airports
Middletown EVY KEVY Summit Airport R 12
Wilmington ILG ILG KILG Wilmington Airport R 30,355
General aviation airports
Dover / Cheswold 33N Delaware Airpark GA 0
Georgetown GED GED KGED Delaware Coastal Airport GA 21
Other public-use airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Dover 0N4 Chandelle Estates Airport
Farmington D74 Chorman Airport
Felton 0N6 Henderson Aviation Airport
Laurel N06 Laurel Airport
Smyrna 38N Smyrna Airport
Wyoming 15N Jenkins Airport
Other military airports
Dover DOV DOV KDOV Dover Air Force Base / Civil Air Terminal at Dover AFB 463
Notable former airports
Rehoboth Beach REH Rehoboth Airport (closed 1987) [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mutzabaugh, Ben (2013-07-02). "Frontier Airlines puts Delaware back on USA's flight map". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  2. ^ Goss, Scott (June 30, 2015). "Frontier Airlines' pullout leaves Delaware with no flights". USA Today. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Quinn, Holly (April 5, 2021). "Frontier goes public with a $266M market entry". Delaware. Retrieved 2021-04-19.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT):

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