Welcome to The Carson City Airport
“Heart of the Sierra”
Carson City Airport (IATA: CSN, ICAO: KCXP), is conveniently located 3 miles NE of downtown Carson City, 30 miles from downtown Reno, 13 miles from Virginia City, and only 30 miles from Lake Tahoe, making our airport a welcome destination for vacation and business travelers, and ‘just for pleasure’ aviators. The airport is currently the 5th overall busiest airport and the 3rd busiest General Aviation (GA) airport in Nevada. The ‘Capital City’ airport is a 24/7 facility with Instrument Approach and Departure Procedures, all weather capability, and a 6,100 ft. long x 75 ft. wide runway.
Pilots consider Carson City Airport to be the most user-friendly aviation facility in the area, based on its updated approach, runways and rampways. In particular, a major advantage is runway 27 which allows pilots to approach and land into the wind.
Carson City Airport is used regularly by a variety of very important flights, such as fire fighting operations, various medical flights, and Law Enforcement among others. The airport also offers support for flight schools, air charter services, aircraft sales, aircraft fueling and aircraft maintenance services, as well as being an important hub for business, pleasure, and legislative sessions. The economic impact of the airport to the local community is estimated at over $30 million annually.
Carson City Airport Construction
Carson City Airport received $1,300,000 in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds. These funds are being used to cover 95% of the cost to “Construct Taxiway D West of Bravo Taxiway. For more information on airport construction, please visit our “Airport Construction” page under the “Information” tab.