About Tupelo Regional Airport: Local Gateway for Air Travel
Welcome to Tupelo Regional Airport, combining more than 65 years of aviation history with modern facilities and amenities tailored for your convenience and security.
Infrastructure and Services
Our 7,150-foot runway is furnished with advanced instrument landing systems, assuring safe landings even in limited visibility. Operational efficiency is further enhanced by our air traffic control tower and comprehensive lighting system.
Here’s what you can expect:
- A meticulously maintained network of taxiways.
- Dedicated fire station for rapid emergency response.
- Security features like automated access control gates and doors, supported by HID technology.
General Aviation Facilities
Our newly constructed T-hangar can accommodate up to 14 planes, and it marks a leap forward for general aviation services.
Pilots have access to:
• Aviation fuel (AvGas and JetA)
• Aircraft rental and repair services
• Flight instruction
• Convenient on-site car rentals Nine additional hangar spaces supplement our airside services.
Room to Grow
With space available for 10 more nested T-hangars, we have ample opportunities to expand and serve the needs of the aviation community.
Initiated in 1934 through a joint venture by local businessmen, Tupelo Regional Airport has consistently evolved to meet the growing needs of Northeast Mississippi residents.
Tupelo Regional serves as a critical cog in the economic machinery of not just Mississippi, but also parts of Alabama and Tennessee. Accounting for 202 jobs and contributing nearly $14 million to the economy annually, we’re an essential part of the region’s transportation network.
Timeline of Notable Milestones
- 1934: A local group of businessmen contribute to land acquisition for the airport.
- May 19, 1938: First air mail plane lands.
- June 21, 1951: First commercial passenger plane lands.
- July 12, 1951: Airport is dedicated.
- 1958: Second runway is constructed.
- October 2, 1968: Named C.D. Lemons Field.
- February 1984: New runway built (still in use today).
- May 1986: New terminal is constructed.
- September 1986: Northwest Airlines begins service.
- August 1991: Runway is extended to 6,500 feet.
- July 1996: Airport is renamed Tupelo Regional Airport.
- 2001: Air Traffic Control Tower is constructed.
- June 2005: ASA/Delta Connection begins jet service.
- August 2005: Terminal Expansion/Renovation.
- April 2007: Tupelo Airport Authority begins operating FBO Tupelo Aviation Unlimited.
- November 2008: Runway Widening Project completed.
- 2010: Updated Computer Systems for Enhanced Operations.
- 2015: Celebrated 80 Years of Service.
- 2023: Upgrading Computer Systems for Windows 10 and 11.