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Drake Field
Fayetteville Executive Airport
Drake Field terminal.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Fayetteville
Operator City of Fayetteville
Serves Fayetteville, Arkansas
Location Greenland, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL 1,251 ft / 381 m
Coordinates 36°00′18″N 094°10′12″W / 36.00500°N 94.17000°W / 36.00500; -94.17000

Location of airport in Arkansas / United States

Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,006 1,831 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 35,267
Based aircraft 85
Source: Federal Aviation Administration

Drake Field (IATA: FYVICAO: KFYVFAA LID: FYV) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Fayetteville, in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. It is also known as Fayetteville Executive Airport and was formerly known as Fayetteville Municipal Airport.


Fayetteville FYV
Aerial view
Airplane approaches Drake Field
Airplane approaches for landing at Drake Field

Drake Field served as the commercial airport for Northwest Arkansas until the opening of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Highfill, Arkansas. The original Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) introduced the first scheduled jet service at Drake Field during the late 1970s with Boeing 737-200 jetliner flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth via an intermediate stop in Fort Smith. Frontier was also operating Convair 580 turboprop flights at this same time with nonstop service to Dallas/Ft. Worth as well as direct service to Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, St. Louis and Tulsa. The airport was also previously served by Central Airlines with Convair 600 turboprops and Douglas DC-3 prop aircraft before Central was acquired by Frontier in 1967.

Facilities and aircraft

The airport covers an area of 631 acres (255 ha) at an elevation of 1,251 feet (381 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,006 by 100 feet (1,831 x 30 m).

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2009, the airport had 35,267 aircraft operations, an average of 96 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, 1% military, and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 85 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 9% jet and 1% helicopter.

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