Hagerstown Regional Airport (IATA: HGR, ICAO: KHGR, FAA LID: HGR), also known as Richard A. Henson Field, is a county-owned public-use airport in Washington County, Maryland, United States. It is located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) north of the central business district of Hagerstown, Maryland, about a half mile (800 m) from the Maryland/Pennsylvania border. The airport is in Western Maryland off Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 11, not far from Northern Virginia, South Central Pennsylvania, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL RICHARD A HENSON FIELD HISTORY
The airfield opened in 1928 on 60 acres (24 ha) of farmland purchased by the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company. It was purchased by the City of Hagerstown in 1933.
The facility was named Washington County Regional Airport in 1981, when ownership was transferred from the City of Hagerstown to Washington County. In 1998, the county renamed it Hagerstown Regional Airport – Richard A. Henson Field.
US Airways Express served Hagerstown Regional for quite some time. The last discontinued destination from HGR was Pittsburgh International Airport. Due to low ridership and an expired federal subsidy, the airline cancelled service in September 2007. The airport was without an airline for just over a year until the advent of Allegiant Air which ended its service in July 2010.
HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL RICHARD A HENSON FIELD LOCATION
HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL RICHARD A HENSON FIELD FACTS
ICAO/IATA: HGR /KHGR
Elevation: 703 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 3160×100 ft. :: 09/27 5461×150 ft.