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Huntsville International Airport

Huntsville International Airport
Airport information
 Location of the Airport in Alabama
Airport typePublic
OwnerHuntsville / Madison County Airport Authority
LocationHuntsville, Alabama
Elevation192 m (629 ft)
Aircraft operations61200
Based aircraft87

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Huntsville International Airport , also known as Carl T. Jones Field, is an airport located 9 miles (14 km) southwest of the central business district of Huntsville, a city in Madison County, Alabama, United States. The airport is a part of the Port of Huntsville (along with the International Intermodal Center and Jetplex Industrial Park), and serves the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It is located at 1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard in Huntsville, Alabama. It has a single straight-forward layout with 12 gates and features restrooms, shops, restaurants, phones and large murals depicting various aviation and space exploration scenes. There is a Four Points by Sheraton above the ticketing area/lobby, and adjacent to the terminal is a parking garage and to opposite sides are the control tower and a golf course. The airport's west runway, at 12600 ft (3840.5 m), is the second longest in the Southeastern United States, being just 400 ft shorter than the international runway at Miami International Airport.

The airport's "Fly Huntsville" custom jingle encourages passengers to depart directly from Huntsville instead of driving to Birmingham or Nashville. However, a hesitancy by locals to fly from HSV may be understandable, as an August 2009 report by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics covering the first quarter of 2009 revealed that Huntsville passengers paid, on average, the highest airfares in the United States. The airport reported that commercial airline passenger traffic at Huntsville International increased 2.3 percent in January 2010 over the same period one year before.

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