Mount Airy/Surry County Airport

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Mount Airy/Surry County Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Mount Airy & Surry County
Serves Mount Airy, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 1,249 ft / 381 m
Coordinates 36°27′35″N 080°33′11″W / 36.45972°N 80.55306°W / 36.45972; -80.55306Coordinates: 36°27′35″N 080°33′11″W / 36.45972°N 80.55306°W / 36.45972; -80.55306
MWK is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 4,301 1,311 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 17,200
Based aircraft 39

Mount Airy/Surry County Airport (ICAO: KMWKFAA LID: MWK) is a public use airport located in the unincorporated Holly Springs community three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Mount Airy, a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. The airport is owned by the city and county.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned MWK by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned MWK to Matak-Tarempa Airport in the Anambas Islands, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia).[4] The airport's ICAO identifier is KMWK.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Mount Airy/Surry County Airport covers an area of 147 acres (59 ha) at an elevation of 1,249 feet (381 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,301 by 75 feet (1,311 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 6, 2009, the airport had 17,200 aircraft operations, an average of 47 per day: 93% general aviation, 6% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 39 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, and 8% jet.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for MWK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "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)
  3. ^ "Mount Airy/Surry County Airport (ICAO: KMWK, FAA: MWK, IATA: none)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Matak-Tarempa Airport, Indonesia (IATA: MWK, ICAO: WIOM)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mount Airy/Surry County – MWK (KMWK)". National Flight Data Center. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved July 11, 2012.  External link in |work= (help)

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