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Gulfport Biloxi International Airport Information

Gulfport Biloxi International Airport is both a civil and military public airport owned by the Gulfport Biloxi Airport Authority. It sits three miles northeast from Gulfport, Mississippi in Harrison County. Its location provides immediate access to interstate highways in the area. The airport spans over 1,700-acres and is located 28-feet above sea level and features two runways. The 14-32 runway is the primary all weather jet runway and it is 9,002 feet long by 150 feet wide and accommodates large aircraft. Its surface consists of asphalt and concrete. The 18-36 runway is the secondary runway and it is 4,935 feet long by 150 feet wide with an asphalt surface. The airport also has a 46,000 square foot air cargo facility that provides domestic and international air cargo services. The facility includes 20,000 square feet of cargo sorting and distribution space, 20,000 square feet of chiller space, and 6,000 square feet of office space.

The Gulfport Biloxi International Airport features a three-level parking garage that accommodates up to 800 vehicles. Parking rates are charged by the hour, day, week, or month. On average about 15 to 20 commercial flights arrive and depart to and from the airport on a daily basis. In addition to its terminal and cargo facility, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport features a Combat Readiness Training Center, which is one of four in the country. Military traffic continues to expand on a yearly basis and over 20,000 flight personnel for the Air Guard and Reserve are trained every year.

The United States Army Air Forces originally built the Gulfport Biloxi International Airport in 1942 as a training base for the Air Corps Flying Training Command. Its original name was Gulfport Army Airfield. At the end of the war and the reduction of military services, the airport was put into reserve status in 1946. It was passed on to the City of Gulfport for civil use in 1949. Passenger and cargo services began in the early 1950s. The airport continued to expand and underwent three expansions from 1987 and 1997. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina left many airport facilities damaged or destroyed, which delayed the work of a major terminal expansion. The terminal expansion was completed in 2008 and the airport increased its capacity to 2.4 million passengers annually. The Gulfport Biloxi International Airport expects a 25 percent increase in passenger traffic over the next few years.

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