Houston Southwest Airport

is a public-use airport located in Arcola, a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of the central business district of Houston. It is privately owned by James Griffith, Jr.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Houston Southwest Airport is assigned AXH by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. [ [http://gc.kls2.com/airport/KAXH Great Circle Mapper: KAXH - Houston, Texas (Houston Southwest Airport)] ]

Facilities and aircraft

Houston-Southwest Airport covers an area of 165 acres (67 ha) which contains one runway designated 9/27 with a 5,003 x 100 ft (1,525 x 30 m) asphalt surface. For the 12-month period ending January 27, 2006, the airport had 46,381 aircraft operations, an average of 127 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% military and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 151 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine and 26% multi-engine.


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