About the Airport
Decatur Municipal Airport, founded in 1915, was the first airport in the state of Texas. It is owned and operated by the City of Decatur, and is a public-use general aviation airport in Wise County, Texas. The airport, which now occupies more than 205 acres of land, is situated approximately 1 mile north of Decatur. The airport operates on asphalt runway, Runway 17 / 35, measuring 4,200 feet in length and 60 feet in width.
The direct output attributable to the airport is estimated to be over $4.9 million. Additionally 2,200 general aviation visitors arrive at the airport each year, supporting nine visitor-related jobs and $184,000 in payroll. General aviation visitors are also responsible for $292,000 in direct economic output.
When combined, the general aviation tenants and visitors at the airport are responsible for over $9.9 million in total economic output, 100 jobs, and more than $3.5 million in payroll.
Decatur Municipal Airport is the oldest non-contiguous airport in Texas. Some of the recently completed upgrades at the airport include a new terminal building, runway extensions and rehabilitation, and the installation of an automated weather observing system (AWOS).
Aviation-related activities that take place at Decatur Municipal Airport on a regular basis include:
- Aircraft maintenance
- Corporate use
- Flight training and education
- Recreational flying
The airport also provides several community-based services and programs to enhance the health, safety, welfare, and quality of life of the area citizens. Additionally, the airport serves as a gateway for visitors who use the facility to access local business and golfing opportunities.
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First Round Impact - $5.2 million
Total Airport Impact (First and Second Round Impacts):
- Total Employment - 100
- Total Payroll - $3.5 million
- Total Economic Activity - $9.9 million