Skagit Regional Airport is your aerial gateway to the beautiful Skagit Valley. Situated several miles west of Burlington, WA, Skagit Regional Airport offers stunning views of the surrounding Skagit Valley, the Cascade Mountains to the east and the San Juan Islands to the west.
With a primary focus on business aviation, Skagit Regional Airport is a popular general aviation facility with two paved runways, an extensive taxiway system that provides access to all developed areas of the airfield, terminal facilities, aviation fueling and a variety of aircraft maintenance and related services. The airport is an uncontrolled field (no control tower), is open 24/7, and offers U.S. Customs & Border Protection Services.
The Port of Skagit commissioners and staff take great pride in their work to maintain Skagit Regional Airport as a safe and attractive facility that will serve an increasingly important purpose as a transportation link for its community in the future.
The airfield located at Skagit Regional Airport had humble beginnings, starting with a single landing strip. The project began in 1933 as a joint project of the Works Progress Administration and the Public Works Administration and was located on what is now known as Taxiway C.
This runway served the area for a decade until the U.S. Navy took it over in World War II to serve as an outlying airfield for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The Navy further developed the airfield by constructing the triangular runway-taxiway configuration that remains largely unchanged to this day.
After the war, the federal government continued to operate the airport until 1958, when ownership was transferred to Skagit County. The airport changed hands again in 1965, when the County turned it over to the Port of Skagit and the Port of Anacortes as joint owners. The Port of Skagit assumed full ownership of the airport in 1975 and has operated it since then.
In the decades to follow, the Port has built facilities, upgraded landing aids, improved access roads, added services and further developed the airport to meet the growing needs and demands of our region.