The Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport is a civil airport lying 5 kilometers to the south-east of Cincinnati, which is a central business district in Hamilton County in the State of Ohio, USA. Owned by the people of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport offers private flights as well as those belonging to local corporations.
Based on the Columbia Valley (which is the site of the first settlement in the region in 1788), the Lunken Airport, as the airport is commonly called, is a commercial airport in the 1930s and 40s. Presently, the old control tower of the airport is inhabited by the Lunken Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, and the oldest standing control tower in the United States.
Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport bears the code of KLUK from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or from the International Air Transport Association (LUK).
The significant features of the Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport, Ohio can be listed as follows:
- The airport spreads over an area of 461 hectares
- There are 3 asphalt paved runways in the airport, two of which are over 5000 feet in length with one being 6100 feet long
- The airport has an officially published instrument approach (known as Instrument Flight Rules or IFR) procedure for the airport, which suggests that Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport makes all the necessary arrangements for flights to take-off from or land at Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport during bad weather or inadequate light
- By the end of the year 2004, the airport operated as many as 108,904 flights with an average of 298 per day, which consists of flights of general aviation, air taxis, and military as well as scheduled commercial flights.
- The total of 314 aircrafts based at the Cincinnati Municipal-Lunken Airport comprises single and multi-engine planes, jets and helicopter.
- The Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport also offers recreational facilities such as an 18-hole golf course, playgrounds, and jogging and biking tracks.
- The airport also boasts of having a restaurant by the name of Sky Galley Restaurant. The place serves meals for the commercial flights of American Airlines. The restaurant is housed in the building of Art Deco Terminal and provides a splendid view of the surroundings. The food available at the venue is generally American.
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