Sumter Airport

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Sumter Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City & County of Sumter
Serves Sumter, South Carolina
Elevation AMSL 182 ft / 55 m
Coordinates 33°59′42″N 080°21′41″W / 33.99500°N 80.36139°W / 33.99500; -80.36139
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,501 1,677 Asphalt
14/32 3,081 939 Turf
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 48,300
Based aircraft 55

Sumter Airport (IATA: SUMICAO: KSMSFAA 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.[1]

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[2] (which assigned SMS to Sainte Marie Airport in Sainte-Marie, Madagascar[3]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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. [1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SMS (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: SUM / KSMS - Sumter Airport - Sumter, South Carolina
  3. ^ Aviation Safety Network: SMS / FMMS - Sainte Marie Airport, Madagascar

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