Saline County Airport

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Saline County Airport

Watts Field
Airport typePublic
OwnerSaline County
ServesBenton, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL318 ft / 97 m
Coordinates34°33′24″N 092°36′25″W / 34.55667°N 92.60694°W / 34.55667; -92.60694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,980 1,213 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations39,000
Based aircraft44

Saline County Airport (FAA LID: M99), also known as Watts Field, was a county-owned public-use airport located one mile (2 km) west of the central business district of Benton, a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States.[1] The airport's address was 401 Airline Drive in Benton.[2]

The airport opened in 1957.[3] Construction on the new Saline County Regional Airport (ICAO: KSUZ, FAA LID: SUZ) began in November 2002 and it opened on March 12, 2007. The existing was closed after the new airport opened.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Saline County Airport covered an area of 72 acres (29 ha) which contained one runway designated 17/35 with a 3,980 x 50 ft (1,213 x 15 m) asphalt surface. For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2006, the airport had 39,000 aircraft operations, an average of 106 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 44 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine and 5% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for M99 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ *Saline County Airport/Watts Field Archived 2008-03-09 at the Wayback Machine page at Saline County web site
  3. ^ "Rethinking City Fly Zones". KHTV Little Rock. 2007-07-05.
  4. ^ Saline County Regional Airport page at Saline County Economic Development Corporation web site

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