Florence Regional Airport (IATA: FLO, ICAO: KFLO, FAA LID: FLO) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Florence, a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States.
The airport is mostly used for general aviation. The only scheduled service is by US Airways Express to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport; the flights take approximately 30 minutes.
FLORENCE REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport began with the purchase of 300 acres (120 ha) of land in 1928. During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Third Air Force used the airport as a training base and added 1,400 acres (570 ha). Known as Florence Army Airfield, the 52d Pursuit Group was assigned to the airfield on 18 February 1942 and trained with P-39 Aircobra and P-40 Warhawks until departing on 27 April for Wilmington, North Carolina.
A succession of Troop Carrier groups trained at Florence during 1943 those being the 63d, 65th, 313th and 315th prior to their deployment to Europe and North Africa. Afterwards, the airfield became a combat crew replacement training school for A-20 Havoc light bomber crews, with the 411th Bombardment Group being the Operational Training Unit at Florence AAF from 15 August 1943 until 1 May 1944.
FLORENCE REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
FLORENCE REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 146 ft.
Runway length available: 01/19 5999×150 ft. :: 09/27 6499×150 ft.