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Gastonia Municipal Airport (ICAO: KAKH, FAA LID: AKH) is a city-owned, public-use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) south of the central business district of Gastonia, a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Gastonia Municipal Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Gastonia
ServesGastonia, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL798 ft / 243 m
Coordinates35°12′10″N 081°08′59″W / 35.20278°N 81.14972°W / 35.20278; -81.14972Coordinates: 35°12′10″N 081°08′59″W / 35.20278°N 81.14972°W / 35.20278; -81.14972
AKH is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 3,770 1,149 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations50,040
Based aircraft36

This airport is assigned a three-letter location identifier of AKH by the Federal Aviation Administration, but it does not have an International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code (the IATA assigned AKH to Prince Sultan Air Base in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia).[1][3][4][5]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Gastonia Municipal Airport covers an area of 280 acres (113 ha) at an elevation of 798 feet (243 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 3/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,770 by 100 feet (1,149 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 26, 2009, the airport had 50,040 aircraft operations, an average of 137 per day: 97.9% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 36 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 19% multi-engine, and 3% jet.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for AKH (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.
  3. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Gastonia Municipal Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KAKH, FAA: AKH)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Prince Sultan AB, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia (IATA: AKH, ICAO: OEPS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved November 14, 2016.

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