Las Vegas Municipal Airport

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Coordinates: 35°39′15″N 105°08′33″W / 35.65417°N 105.14250°W / 35.65417; -105.14250

Las Vegas Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Las Vegas
ServesLas Vegas, New Mexico
Elevation AMSL6,877 ft / 2,096 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,004 1,525 Asphalt
14/32 8,198 2,499 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations11,350
Based aircraft14

Las Vegas Municipal Airport (IATA: LVS, ICAO: KLVS, FAA LID: LVS) is five miles (8 km) northeast of Las Vegas, in San Miguel County, New Mexico.[1]

The airport was a stop on the route between Denver and El Paso that began in 1929. Mid-Continental Air Express first flew the route with stops at Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Western Air Express acquired the route by 1931, replaced by Varney Speed Lines Lockheed Vegas in 1934. In 1937 Continental Airlines flew Lockheed Model 10 Electras followed by Lockheed Lodestars.

Service was interrupted in the late 1930s but Continental returned with Douglas DC-3s and stops were added at Trinidad, Colorado and at Raton, Socorro, Truth or Consequences, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Continental pulled out in 1952 due to airport conditions. Pioneer Airlines DC-3s served Las Vegas 1948 to 1952 on the route between Albuquerque and Dallas via Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Tucumcari, Clovis, Lubbock, Abilene, Mineral Wells, and Ft. Worth.

Two commuter airlines briefly served Las Vegas: Trans Central Airlines in 1969/1970 with flights to Albuquerque and Denver on a route similar to that of Continental, and Territorial Airlines in 1990 with flights to Albuquerque and Raton, NM.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 1,300 acres (530 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 5,004 x 75 ft (1,525 x 23 m) and 14/32 is 8,198 x 75 ft (2,499 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending April 11, 2006 the airport had 11,350 aircraft operations, average 31 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% military. 14 aircraft were then based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 7% multi-engine and 7% jet.[1]

In film[edit]

The airport appeared in the 2011 film Haywire.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LVS (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ Various timetables by Continental, Pioneer, Trans Central, and Territorial Airlines
  3. ^ http://www.emanuellevy.com/comment/haywire-location-shooting/

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