Tacoma Narrows Airport

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Tacoma Narrows Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Pierce County Public Works & Utilities
Serves Tacoma, Washington
Location Gig Harbor, Washington
Elevation AMSL 295 ft / 90 m
Coordinates 47°16′05″N 122°34′41″W / 47.26806°N 122.57806°W / 47.26806; -122.57806
Website www.co.pierce.wa.us/...
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,002 1,525 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 78,841
Based aircraft 138

Tacoma Narrows Airport (IATA: TIWICAO: KTIWFAA LID: TIW) is a county owned, public use airport located 5 mi (8.0 km) west of the central business district of Tacoma, a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States.[1] It is situated south of Gig Harbor, Washington, one mile southwest of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The airport was owned by the city of Tacoma until 2008, when it was purchased by Pierce County.[2]

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Tacoma Narrows Airport covers an area of 644 acres (261 ha) at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,002 by 100 feet (1,525 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 78,841 aircraft operations, an average of 216 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 2% military. At that time there were 138 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 5% jet, and 6% helicopter.[1]

Cargo Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight Portland (OR), Seattle–Boeing


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for TIW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tacoma Narrows Airport". Pierce County. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)

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