East Texas Regional Airport (IATA: GGG, ICAO: KGGG, FAA LID: GGG) is a county owned, public use airport located eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) south of the central business district of Longview, in Gregg County, Texas, United States. Its IATA identifier “GGG” comes from its prior name, Gregg County Airport. The airport is mostly used for general aviation and military training operations, but scheduled airline service to Dallas/Fort Worth is provided by American Airlines/American Eagle.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 24,835 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 24,944 enplanements in 2009, and 21,830 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
EAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In 2007 the airport was awarded a $6.5 million Airport Improvement Program grant to accomplish major updates to the facility. Included among the projects were the resurfacing of Runway 13/31, as well as the relocation of the ILS glideslope & MALSR due to the creation of an 800′ displaced threshold on Runway 13 to comply with FAA runway safety area standards. Additionally, former taxiway H (at the intersection of 18/36 and 13/31) was demolished after being identified as a potential “hot spot” for runway incursions. The improvements were completed in 2009.
Runway 13/31 was also a stand-by recovery point for the Space Shuttle Program.
EAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
EAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 365 ft.
Runway length available: 13/31 10000×150 ft. :: 18/36 6109×150 ft.