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Sugar Land Regional Airport

Sugar Land Regional Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Sugar Land
ServesHouston Sugar Land Baytown
LocationSugar Land, Texas (USA)
Elevation25 m (82 ft)
Aircraft operations90758
Based aircraft160

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Sugar Land Regional Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located in Sugar Land, Texas (USA), 17 mi (27.4 km) southwest of the central business district of Houston.

It was formerly known as Sugar Land Municipal Airport, or Hull Field. The airport was purchased from a private interest in 1990 by the city of Sugar Land. As of 2009 it is the fourth-largest airport within the Houston Sugar Land Baytown metropolitan area and handles approximately 250 aircraft operations per day.

The airport today serves the area's general aviation (GA) aircraft serving corporate, governmental, and private clientele. A new 20000 sqft (1858.1 m2) Terminal opened in 2006 with a 54 acre (218530.2 m2) GA complex that includes 99 T-hangars nested in six buildings.

The airport, the fourth largest airport in Greater Houston as of 2009, receives yearly usage from over 100 Fortune 500 companies. TXP, Inc. released a report identifying the airport as "foremost general reliever airport in the southwest sector" and "a catalyst for corporate commerce in the Greater Houston market including the Westchase District, Uptown, and Greenway Plaza." In terms of general aviation the airport serves as a reliever for William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. As of 2010 Sugar Land Regional is the third busiest airport in Greater Houston by amount of aircraft operations.

The City of Houston maintains Cullinan Park, which occupies 750 acre (3 km2) of land directly north and west of the Sugar Land Regional Airport, blocking possibilities for expansion. In addition the airport is surrounded by Sugar Land homes, and there is a highway and rail road track directly south of the airport—all factors that block airport expansion. The former Central Unit, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for males, is in land zoned for airport expansion.

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