Garden City Regional Airport (IATA: GCK, ICAO: KGCK, FAA LID: GCK) is a city-owned public-use airport located eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) southeast of the central business district of Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas, United States. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also currently served by one commercial airline. Service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. In December, 2011, the EAS program awarded a second airline, American Eagle Airlines two daily non-stop flights to Dallas-Fort Worth.
GARDEN CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces used Garden City Airport as a training airfield by the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, Gulf Coast Training Center. The facility was known as Garden City Army Airfield.
The main Garden City Army Airfield and it’s auxiliaries were closed at the end of the war in November 1945, and were declared excess by the military on 18 May 1947. Civil authorities developed the main airfield into Garden City Regional Airport.
GARDEN CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
GARDEN CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 2891 ft.
Runway length available: 12/30 5700×100 ft. :: 17/35 7300×100 ft.