Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (IATA: AMA, ICAO: KAMA, FAA LID: AMA) is a public airport six miles (10 km) east of downtown Amarillo, in Potter and Randall Counties, Texas, United States. The airport was renamed in 2003 after NASA astronaut and Amarillo native Rick Husband, who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February of that year.
RICK HUSBAND AMARILLO INTERNATIONAL HISTORY
Harold English opened English Field in 1929. That year Transcontinental & Western Air (the forerunner to TWA) started airline service through Amarillo. Later Braniff International, Continental Airlines and Trans-Texas Airways (later Texas International) flew to Lubbock and Dallas. Trans World Airlines had flights to Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles (a nonstop 727 to LAX started in 1967). Braniff Lockheed Electras flew to Denver and Oklahoma City. Frontier Airlines Convairs flew to (Oklahoma/Kansas). The April 1957 OAG shows 23 weekday departures: 11 Braniff, 8 TWA, 2 Central and 2 Continental. First scheduled jets were on TWA in 1964.
RICK HUSBAND AMARILLO INTERNATIONAL LOCATION
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (IATA: AMA, ICAO: KAMA, FAA LID: AMA) is a public airport six miles (10 km) east of downtown Amarillo, in Potter and Randall Counties, Texas, United States.
RICK HUSBAND AMARILLO INTERNATIONAL FACTS
Elevation: 3607 ft.
Runway length available: 04/22 13502×300 ft. :: 13/31 7901×150 ft.