|Owner||City & County of Sumter|
|Serves||Sumter, South Carolina|
|Elevation AMSL||182 ft / 55 m|
Sumter Airport (IATA: SUM, ICAO: KSMS, FAA LID: SMS) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) north of the central business district of Sumter, a city in Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. It is owned by the city and county of Sumter.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SMS by the FAA and SUM by the IATA (which assigned SMS to Sainte Marie Airport in Sainte-Marie, Madagascar).
Facilities and aircraft
Sumter Airport covers an area of 429 acres (174 ha) at an elevation of 182 feet (55 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 5/23 is 5,501 by 100 feet (1,677 x 30 m) with an asphalt surface; 14/32 is 3,081 by 120 feet (939 x 37 m) with a turf surface.
For the 12-month period ending August 15, 2008, the airport had 48,300 aircraft operations, an average of 132 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 55 aircraft based at this airport: 84% single-engine and 16% multi-engine.
- Sumter Airport (SMS) airport data from South Carolina Division of Aeronautics
- IFR aircraft movements from South Carolina Division of Aeronautics
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SMS, effective October 10, 2019
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