Mesquite Metro Airport

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Mesquite Metro Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Mesquite
Serves Mesquite, Texas
Elevation AMSL 447 ft / 136 m
Coordinates 32°44′49″N 096°31′50″W / 32.74694°N 96.53056°W / 32.74694; -96.53056
HQZ is located in Texas
HQZ is located in the US
Location of airport in Texas / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 5,999 1,828 Concrete
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 100,000
Based aircraft 212

Mesquite Metro Airport (ICAO: KHQZFAA LID: HQZ) is a public use airport located in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of the city of Mesquite.[1] The airport is located west of the border of Dallas County and Kaufman County.[2]

The airport was built with private funding in 1975. In 1983, the city of Mesquite purchased the airport using grant money from the FAA. In 1992, the runway underwent a refurbishment and was lengthened by 1,000 feet.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned HQZ by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Mesquite Metro Airport covers an area of 399 acres (161 ha) at an elevation of 447 feet (136 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 5,999 by 100 feet (1,828 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2004, the airport had 100,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 273 per day. At that time there were 212 aircraft based at this airport: 87% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 2% helicopter and 1% jet.[1]

In 2013 the airport added an 80 ft (24 m) air traffic control tower at a cost of US $2.8 million. It is permanently staffed by FAA contractual air traffic controllers.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HQZ (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ Mapquest: Mesquite Metro Airport
  3. ^ "Mesquite Metro Airport: Airport Master Plan: Executive Summary" (PDF). 
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KHQZ - Mesquite, Texas
  5. ^ "Mesquite Metro Airport's New $2.8-M Air Traffic Control Tower Operational". CBS DFW (Online News). CBS DFW. CBS DFW. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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