Gainesville Regional Airport (IATA: GNV, ICAO: KGNV, FAA LID: GNV) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Gainesville, in Alachua County, Florida, United States. It is owned by Gainesville-Alachua Co. Auth. This airport 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).
Gainesville Regional Airport had 177,282 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2011, an increase of 11% from the 159,499 enplanements in 2010. The airport had 363,747 total passengers in 2011, an increase of 20% from 302,908 total passengers in 2010.
GAINESVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
Construction of the airport began in April 1940 as a Works Project Administration project. In 1941 initial construction was completed. Upon conclusion of the construction by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the facility was known as the Alachua Army Airfield and was used by the Army Air Corps and the Army Air Forces.
At the end of the war, the airfield was declared surplus in September 1945 and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on October 1, 1946. The War Assets Administration deeded the facility to the city of Gainesville in 1948 as a civil airport. At that time, the field was known as the John R. Alison Airport and also as the Gainesville Municipal Airport. The city operated, maintained, and improved the airport over the years as the Gainesville Municipal Airport.
GAINESVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
GAINESVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 152 ft.
Runway length available: 07/25 4158×100 ft. :: 11/29 7504×150 ft.