Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (IATA: LBB, ICAO: KLBB, FAA LID: LBB) is a city owned, public airport five miles north of Lubbock, in Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Originally Lubbock International Airport, it was renamed in 2004 for former Texas governor Preston E. Smith, an alumnus of Texas Tech University.
It is in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which called it a primary commercial service airport. Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 562,241 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 534,818 in 2009 and 508,858 in 2010.
LUBBOCK PRESTON SMITH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport opened in November 1937 as South Plains Airport. In 1942 the United States Army Air Forces indicated a need for the airport as a training airfield. After its requisition by the Air Force, it was assigned to the World War II Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Training Command). The airport was renamed South Plains Army Airfield and a rapid period of construction was begun to convert the civil airport into a military training airfield.
LUBBOCK PRESTON SMITH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (IATA: LBB, ICAO: KLBB, FAA LID: LBB) is a city owned, public airport five miles north of Lubbock, in Lubbock County, Texas, United States.
LUBBOCK PRESTON SMITH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 3282 ft.
Runway length available: 08/26 8001×150 ft. :: 17R/35L 11500×150 ft. :: 17L/35R 2891×75 ft.