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Auburn University Regional Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerAuburn University
ServesAuburn & Opelika
LocationAuburn, Alabama
Elevation237 m (777 ft)
Aircraft operations65445
Based aircraft55

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Auburn University Regional Airport with the Robert G. Pitts Field (formerly Auburn Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of downtown Auburn, Alabama, United States.

The airport covers an area of 423 acre (171.2 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways. It is mostly used for general aviation and it offers no commercial service in or out of Auburn. With 55 aircraft based at AUO, including 46 single engine and 9 multi-engine airplanes, the airport averages 179 operations per day. The Auburn University aviation program likely makes up for most of these operations, training students throughout the year.

The closest airport of significance outside of Auburn is the Columbus Airport (40 miles via US-280) in Columbus, Georgia which is roughly a 1 hour drive to and from Auburn. The closest commercial airports are the Montgomery Regional Airport (60 miles via I-85) in Montgomery, Alabama, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (115 miles via US-280) in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (100 miles via I-85) in Atlanta, Georgia. These airports are within a 2 hour driving distance to/from Auburn and offer air service to most of the world's major airports. Daily bus/van shuttle service is available from the Auburn area to the Atlanta airport.

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