Corpus Christi International Airport (IATA: CRP, ICAO: KCRP, FAA LID: CRP) is 6 miles (5. 2 nmi; 9. 7 km) west of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas. It opened in 1960, replacing Cliff Maus airport at 27. 767Â°N 97. 44Â°Wï»¿ / 27. 767; -97. 44, where the Lozano Golf Center is now. The airport’s six-gate 165,000 sq ft (15,300 m2) Hayden Wilson Head Terminal, designed by Gensler, opened on November 3, 2002, with a theme of ‘When the Sun Meets the Sea. ‘The Corpus Christi International Airport has tried to attract airline service from Mexico, the latest attempt being in 2005. It had reached an agreement with Mexican airline Aeromar which planned to fly ATR 42s two or three times a week to Monterrey and had received U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) approval. However, in a later letter to USDOT, Aeromar stated it would not seek renewal of the permit. Aeromar serves McAllen, TX, with nonstop flights to Mexico City. In 1974, Texas International Airlines was flying Douglas DC-9-10s between Corpus Christi and Mexico City via McAllen, TX, and DC-9s twice a week to Tampico and Veracruz via McAllen in 1975. In 1967, Mexicana de Aviacion Douglas DC-6s flew nonstop to Mexico City via Monterrey three days a week. With the arrival of the Chautauqua Airlines (United Express) Canadair CRJ-200 (with many Chautauqua – United Express flights in the region at the time), the airline established a crew base with about 75 pilots and flight attendants in Corpus Christi. Chautauqua closed this crew base in November 2008, and their CRJs no longer operates United Express flights to Corpus Christi. In May 2016, all United Express flights at Corpus Christi were Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ-175s or ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-145. The Dallas Love Field-Corpus Christi route operated by Southwest Airlines began on August 10, 2019, with one daily round-trip flight between the cities each Saturday. Southwest last flew the route nonstop in 1986. Corpus Christi International Airport is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019 2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.
|Contact Number:||+1 361-289-0171|
|Airport Address:||1000 International Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78406, United States|