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Open or Close an Airport or Runway

Before opening or closing an airport or runway, airport sponsors should find out the necessary steps and contact their nearest FAA District or Regional Airports Office.

Opening and Closing Airports and Landing Strips
If you want to … Then …
Open an Airport, Heliport, Seaplane Base, or Runway
Close an Airport or Runway
Obtain an Airport Master Record for an Existing Airport
  • Go to Airport Data and Information Portal, enter the desired airport Location Identifier, click the Execute Search button, and then click the Adobe Acrobat icon at the right end of the list item.


Last updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2022