Stennis International Airport

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Stennis International Airport
(former Hancock County Airport)
Stennis International Airport - Mississippi.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission
Serves Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 30°22′04″N 089°27′17″W / 30.36778°N 89.45472°W / 30.36778; -89.45472Coordinates: 30°22′04″N 089°27′17″W / 30.36778°N 89.45472°W / 30.36778; -89.45472
HSA is located in Mississippi
Location of airport in Mississippi
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,497 2,590 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 63,600
Based aircraft 35
Sources: FAA,[1] airport website.[2]

Stennis International Airport (ICAO: KHSAFAA LID: HSA) is a public use airport in Hancock County, Mississippi, United States.[1] Owned by the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, the airport is located eight nautical miles (15 km) northwest of the central business district of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned HSA by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA.[4][5]


During World War II, the airport was known as Hancock County Airport until it was renamed for Mississippi Senator John C. Stennis. It was used as an auxiliary training airfield supporting the Army pilot training school at Gulfport Army Airfield. It eventually opened for civil use in May 1970. [6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Stennis International Airport covers an area of 591 acres (239 ha) at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 8,497 by 150 feet (2,590 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 31, 2012, the airport had 63,600 aircraft operations, an average of 174 per day: 90% general aviation and 10% military. At that time there were 35 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 6% jet, and 6% ultralight.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for HSA (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Stennis International Airport". Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (HSA)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stennis International Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KHSA, FAA: HSA)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  6. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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