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Ripley County nearest international Airport is the Fort Wayne International Airport located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne International Airport is owned by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority formed by 62 full time employees. The 3,400 acre complex serves approximately 650,000 passengers/year. Major airlines serving this Airport include American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United. The Lt. Paul Baer Terminal has 4 gates on the ground level and another 4 gates on the 2nd level.

Fort Wayne International Airport operates an average of 244 Aircraft operations per day.
34% of these operations are transient general aviation, 17% local general aviation, 30% air taxi, 16% commercial, and 4% military. There are 88 Aircraft based on the field, 38 Single engine airplanes, 18 Multi engine airplanes, 17 Military aircraft, 13 Jet airplanes, and 2 Helicopters. Daily commercial flights are scheduled to the following gateways: Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, and Detroit.

Fort Wayne International Airport has three runways. Runway 5/23 dimensions are 12000 x 150 ft. / 3658 x 46 m, Runway 14/32 dimensions are 8001 x 150 ft. / 2439 x 46 m, and Runway 9/27 dimensions are 4001 x 75 ft. / 1220 x 23 m. All three runways support a weight baring capacity of 100000 lbs on a single wheel and 190000 lbs on a double wheel. The 12,000 ft. long runway is one of the longest runways in the United States

Contact information:

Fort Wayne International Airport
Suite 209 Lt. Paul Baer Terminal
3801 W. Ferguson
Fort Wayne, In 46809-3194
Phone: (260) 747-4146


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