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Will Rogers World Airport

Will Rogers World Airport
Airport information
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Airport typePublic
OwnerOklahoma City Airport Trust
OperatorOklahoma City Department of Airports
ServesOklahoma City, Oklahoma
LocationOklahoma City
Elevation395 m (1295 ft)
Statistics2010
Passengers3466127
Aircraft operations122485

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Will Rogers World Airport , also known as Will Rogers Airport or simply Will Rogers, is located in southwestern Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 6 miles (8 km) from downtown and is the principal commercial airport of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area.

The airport is named in honor of comedian and legendary cowboy Will Rogers, an Oklahoma native, and holds the distinction of being named after a person who died in an airplane crash (as does the city's other major airport, Wiley Post Airport - both men died in the same crash). Will Rogers World Airport is unusual in that it is the only airport to use the designation "World," and that its name makes no reference to its city location. Although it offers some customs and immigration services, it has no international destinations.

In 2010, over 3.46 million passengers passed through Will Rogers World Airport, up 2.4% over 2009. It is Oklahoma's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and its busiest cargo airport in terms of pounds of cargo carried, with over 68.5 million pounds of cargo carried in 2010.


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