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KLRD entrance sign
KLRD passenger terminal
KLRD terminal entrance
For the Military use of this facility prior to 1973, see Laredo Air Force Basemarker
Laredo International Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Laredomarker, a city in Webb Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker.

The airport is served by three commercial airlines. In the twelve months ending September 2007, LRD enplaned 109,000 passengers, a 22 percent increase from the same time period the year before. In 2006, LRD totaled 365 million pounds of cargo, a 3 percent decrease from 2005.

Facilities and aircraft

Laredo International Airport covers an area of 1,796 acres (727 ha) at an elevation of 508 feet (155 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways:
  • Runway 14/32: 5,928 x 150 ft (1,807 x 46 m), Surface: Concrete
  • Runway 17L/35R: 8,236 x 150 ft (2,510 x 46 m), Surface: Concrete
  • Runway 17R/35L: 7,711 x 150 ft (2,350 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt


For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2007, the airport had 57,698 aircraft operations, an average of 158 per day: 48% general aviation, 28% military, 18% air taxi and 7% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 41 aircraft based at this airport: 37% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 32% jet and 12% helicopter.

There is one, two-floor terminal at the Laredo International Airport. The bottom floor contains the check-in counters, a gift shop, a restaurant, baggage claim, and US customs. The top floor contains two security lanes and four gates, all with jetways. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the terminal. Gates 3 and 4 allow direct access to US customs. KLRD sometimes receives a share of diverted flights when severe weather threatens Dallas or Houston.

Airlines and destinations

Air cargo operators & destinations



History

The Laredo International Airport was used by the United States Army Air Force during World War II as Laredo Army Airfield, and by the United States Air Force as Laredo Air Force Basemarker during the Cold War as a pilot training base with T-33 Shooting Star and later T-37 Tweet and T-38 Talon aircraft. The military presence ended in December 1973 as part of a nation-wide defense cutback following the end of the Vietnam War

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