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Dane County Regional Airport

Dane County Regional Airport
Airport information
 Location of the Airport in Wisconsin
Airport typePublic
OwnerDane County
ServesMadison, Wisconsin
LocationMadison, Wisconsin
Elevation270 m (887 ft)
Aircraft operations115613
Based aircraft257

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: For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Truax Field Air National Guard Base

Dane County Regional Airport , formerly known as Truax Field, is a joint civil-military commercial airport located five nautical miles (9 km) northeast of the central business district of Madison, a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. It has three runways and in 2010 it served over 1.5 million passengers. MSN serves American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines, with Delta Air Lines being the largest carrier with the most direct flights. These airlines offer non-stop service to thirteen (13) major hubs throughout the country - with over 100 departures and arrivals daily, and to additional destinations such as Washington DC and New York City.

Truax Field was named in honor of Wisconsin-native Lieutenant Thomas L. Truax, killed, along with his wingman, Lt. Speckman, in a P-40 training accident during poor weather in San Anselmo, CA on November 2, 1941, just before war was declared.

The airport is home to both the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

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