McAlester Regional Airport

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Coordinates: 34°52′57″N 095°47′00″W / 34.88250°N 95.78333°W / 34.88250; -95.78333

McAlester Regional Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of McAlester
Serves McAlester, Oklahoma
Elevation AMSL 770 ft / 235 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,602 1,707 Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 9,000
Based aircraft 45

McAlester Regional Airport (IATA: MLCICAO: KMLCFAA LID: MLC) is in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, three miles (5 km) southwest of McAlester, which owns it.[1] 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.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 257 acres (104 ha); its one runway, 2/20, is 5,602 x 100 ft (1,707 x 30 m) concrete.[1]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MLC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20

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