South Bend Regional Airport is a public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana. It is publicly owned by St. Joseph County Airport Authority. It is the state’s second busiest airport in terms of commercial traffic after Indianapolis International Airport.
SOUTH BEND REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In the early days of aviation, South Bend’s main airport was Cadet Field in present-day Granger. Vincent Hugo Bendix, founder of Bendix Aviation, bought land northwest of South Bend to provide air service closer to the city. Bendix Field opened in 1933.
Bendix Field was later known as St. Joseph County Airport, then Michiana Regional Transportation Center. The airport was renamed South Bend Regional Airport on January 1, 2000 to help identify the airport, many travelers not knowing the meaning or location of Michiana (taken from Michigan and Indiana).
SOUTH BEND REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
SOUTH BEND REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 799 ft.
Runway length available: 09R/27L 8412×150 ft. :: 09L/27R 4300×75 ft. :: 18/36 6001×150 ft.