Lynchburg Regional Airport

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Lynchburg Regional Airport
Preston Glenn Field
Lynchburg Regional Airport Sign.jpg
Airport main signage, off U.S. 29
Airport type Public
Owner City of Lynchburg
Serves Lynchburg, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 938 ft / 286 m
Coordinates 37°19′31″N 079°12′04″W / 37.32528°N 79.20111°W / 37.32528; -79.20111Coordinates: 37°19′31″N 079°12′04″W / 37.32528°N 79.20111°W / 37.32528; -79.20111
LYH is located in Virginia
Location of airport in Virginia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 7,100 2,164 Asphalt
17/35 3,386 1,032 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 85,974
Based aircraft 77

Lynchburg Regional Airport (IATA: LYH[2]ICAO: KLYHFAA LID: LYH), also known as Preston Glenn Field, is a public use airport in Campbell County, Virginia, United States.[1] It is located at the intersection of Route 29 South and Route 460,[3] five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) southwest of the central business district of the City of Lynchburg, which owns the airport.[1] Originally known as Preston Glenn Airport, it was named for Lt. Preston Glenn, a Lynchburg native who died while serving in World War I as an Army Air Corps pilot.[3] Mostly used for general aviation, the airport is also served by commercial airline American Airlines, with modern Dash 8 turboprops and Canadair Regional Jet aircraft.

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service facility.[4] As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 55,307 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[5] 86,366 enplanements in 2009, and 93,772 in 2010.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Lynchburg Regional Airport covers an area of 872 acres (353 ha) at an elevation of 938 feet (286 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 4/22 is 7,100 by 150 feet (2,164 x 46 m) and 17/35 is 3,386 by 75 feet (1,032 x 23 m).[1]

The new extended runway opened on August 12, 2007. It was extended by 1,301 feet (397 m) from 5,799 feet (1,768 m) to 7,100 feet (2,200 m).[7]

For the 12-month period ending February 28, 2011, the airport had 85,974 aircraft operations, an average of 235 per day: 91% general aviation, 7% air taxi, and 2% military. At that time there were 77 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, 8% jet, 5% helicopter, and 1% ultralight.[1]

Airlines and destination[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Charlotte


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for LYH (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (LYH: Lynchburg / Preston-Glenn Field)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Lynchburg Regional Airport". City of Lynchburg. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ Dumond, Chris (August 12, 2007). "Airport runway to open Sunday". The Lynchburg News Advance. 

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