McAlester Regional Airport
|McAlester Regional Airport|
|Owner||City of McAlester|
|Elevation AMSL||770 ft / 235 m|
McAlester Regional Airport (IATA: MLC, ICAO: KMLC, FAA LID: MLC) is in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, three miles (5 km) southwest of McAlester, which owns it. The airport has no scheduled airline flights. Ground services are provided by Brenair Aviation Services.
The airport was fairly new in 1952 when Braniff and Central DC-3s stopped there; Braniff left in 1952-53 and Central/Frontier pulled out in 1978.
SMB Stage Line of Fort Worth, TX operated a passenger service through McAlester to Tulsa via Muskogee and Dallas via Paris, TX in the early 1970s, using Beech 99 Airliner aircraft. The service was not successful and SMB Stage Line reverted to all-cargo services by 1975.
The last scheduled airline service at McAlester was by Pacific Coast Airlines, which operated Piper Navajos to and from Oklahoma City in the early 1990s. The service did not last long, less than a year.
In the year ending September 12, 2005 the airport had 9,000 aircraft operations, average 24 per day: 73% general aviation, 17% air taxi and 10% military. 45 aircraft are based at the airport: 89% single-engine, 9% multi-engine and 2% helicopter.
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