Municipal Airport

Aerial of airport 2014 New Airport
Located off Union Road just south of downtown, Gastonia Municipal Airport was built by the City of Gastonia in 1946 and is a self-supporting department of the City of Gastonia, North Carolina. The City contracts a private firm to direct daily operations and derives revenue from fuel sales, hangar rentals, land lease fees, and tax revenue. The Airport receives FAA and North Carolina grants for airport improvements and maintenance and is generally considered one of the most active, general aviation facilities in North Carolina.

General Aviation Facility
Gastonia Municipal serves a growing number of corporate aircraft that are powerful and quiet enough to utilize our convenient and economical facility. Private aircraft owners occupy more than 30 hangars with easy access to our runway and value the full parallel taxiway and brief wait times. Area emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies utilize Gastonia as a heliport and transport point. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located just 10 miles east offering scheduled commercial service to Gastonia and Gaston County residents.
  AOALogo 2018.10.03

July 1, 2018, Academy of Aviation became the Fixed Based Operator at the Gastonia Municipal Airport.  Academy of Aviation provides a variety of services.  Please contact the Airport directly at (704) 869-7844 or visit the Academy of Aviation website at

No Landing Fees, Courtesy rental Cars (Enterprise Car rental 704.824.4484), FSS- Raleigh (1.800.992.7433), one-night ramp parking free with fuel purchase.

Hangar Space
The Airport currently has no available hangar space.  To be added to the hangar waiting list please use the following link and fill out the requested fields.  

Hangar Waiting List Request

Hangar Repair Request

Facilities Data

Name & ID Gastonia Municipal AKH
FBO Office Hours Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elevation 797 MSL
RW 3/21 3750 asphalt
Address PO Box 1748, 1126 Gaston Day School Road, Gastonia NC 28056
Phones 704.869.7844
Fax 704.869.9238
Location Lat: 35-11-54 Long. 81-08-48
Unicom 123.0
RTR Charlotte Tower 127.2
ASOS 704.868.9034
Pattern Left- Small aircraft 1600 ft. MSL
Approach Reils & Odals      RW3-7 clicks/123.0
Noise Abatement From 10 PM to 6 AM, pilots are requested to use RW 21 for calm wind departures and do run ups on the ramp.

Contact Information

Municipal Airport Daily Operations
1126 Gaston Day School Road, Gastonia NC 28056
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (office hours)
704.869.7844 (office)

Municipal Airport Administration
800 N. Broad Street, Gastonia, NC 28054
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (office hours)
704.214.9160 (office)
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Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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Gastonia, NC 28052