Corpus Christi International Airport (Guide)

Corpus Christi International Airport, which is a public airport, is located six miles away from Nueces County, Texas. The airport was opened in 1960, and it replaced Cliff Maus Airport. American Eagles, Southwest Airlines, and United Express are the main and the only airlines that serve Corpus Christi International Airport. The airlines bring people from all over the world to Texas. Byvisiting Corpus Christi, you can go a bundle on inexpensive parking. There are short lines to the TSA Security Checkpoint, three restaurants that present coastal favorites, free Wi-Fi, and a gift shop, where you can find everything from high-end sunglasses to beach trinkets. Two national Fixed Based Operators are housed in Corpus Christi, as well as a robust general aviation community.The owner of the airport in the City of Corpus Christi. The airport codes are (IATA: CRP,ICAO:KCRP,FAALID: CRP).

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Corpus Christi International Airport (Guide)

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Corpus Christi International Airport, which is a public airport, is located six miles away from Nueces County, Texas. The airport was opened in 1960, and it replaced Cliff Maus Airport. American Eagles, Southwest Airlines, and United Express are the main and the only airlines that serve Corpus Christi International Airport. The airlines bring people from all over the world to Texas. Byvisiting Corpus Christi, you can go a bundle on inexpensive parking. There are short lines to the TSA Security Checkpoint, three restaurants that present coastal favorites, free Wi-Fi, and a gift shop, where you can find everything from high-end sunglasses to beach trinkets. Two national Fixed Based Operators are housed in Corpus Christi, as well as a robust general aviation community.The owner of the airport in the City of Corpus Christi. The airport codes are (IATA: CRP,ICAO:KCRP,FAALID: CRP).

Capacity

Corpus Christi International Airport is a small airport that covers only 2,415 acres and has two asphalt runways. The airport has only six gates, so it is easy to navigate. 7-35 runway is 6,080ft by 150ft and 13-31runway is 10,000ft by 150ft. By the year 2016, Corpus Christi International airport was in service for more than 675,700 passengers. The busiest domestic routes from Corpus Christi International airport is to Dallas Fort Worth International airport in Texas; this route serves approximately 126,000 passengers per year.

History

The airport was built in 1928, but it was named after the manager of the Airport Cliff Maus, and Texas Air Company (TAC) was the first airline that moved to the airport. In 1929 regular passenger service began, and passengers were taken up for flights just for 1$ over the city. After that, in 1932, the largest international air carrier – American Airlines, began flights from Cliff Maus. In June 1941, after Cliff Maus's death, the airport was renamed to Corpus Christi airport.In the early 1950s, it became evident that there was a need for a larger airport.

Cliff Maus couldn't be expanded any more because there was no room for it. Corpus Christi began searching for a new location. First, it was considered to move to Portland, but this could conflict with the Navy's flight paths. In 1955 the city decided to build a new airport in the Clarkwood area, and in 1960 Corpus Christi International Airport was opened. On November 3, 2002, the airport's six gates, 165,000 sq ft. Hayden W. Head Terminal was opened with a theme of "When the Sun Meets the Sea."