Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) offers daily nonstop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York LaGuardia, Newark, Washington D.C. (Reagan National) and San Francisco. Additionally, Allegiant Air offers less-than-daily service to Las Vegas, Orlando, and Destin. Business travelers account for a high percentage of passengers using XNA. It’s the closest commercial airport for business people who want to reach the headquarters of Walmart Stores, Tyson Foods or J.B. Hunt Transport Services, and the airport’s services support the work of the 1,450 Walmart suppliers with operations in Northwest Arkansas. With about 45 outbound flights a day, airlines serving the airport are Allegiant Air, American, Delta, and United.
Bentonville Municipal Airport The Bentonville airport is also called Louis M. Thaden Field, an aviation pioneer. The airport’s 4,427-foot asphalt runway makes it an excellent option for general aviation and small-plane travel. Summit Aviation is the airport’s FBO.
Fayetteville Executive Airport The Fayetteville airport, also known as Drake Field, once served as the region’s commercial hub, but that changed with the opening of XNA in 1998. Now, the Fayetteville airport is among the nation’s premiere general aviation airports with quick access to the University of Arkansas campus. The airport is home to the Arkansas Air & Military Museum.
Rogers Municipal Airport Its 6,011-foot, lighted, paved runway make the Rogers airport ideal for people traveling on charter flights or their own plane to do business with Walmart and throughout Benton County. Because of its close access to Walmart Stores, it’s one of the busiest airports in the state with chartered and corporate planes arriving and departing all day long. Beaver Lake Aviation serves as its FBO.
Siloam Springs Municipal Airport Also known as Cecil Smith Field, the Siloam Springs airport provides the best access for people traveling to Siloam Springs, Gentry, Decatur and cities near the Oklahoma line. It has a paved 5,000-foot runway.
Springdale Municipal Airport Its 5,302-foot runway makes the Springdale airport an option for general aviation pilots. It’s well centered in Northwest Arkansas, providing quick access to Springdale but also Fayetteville, Lowell and Rogers. Summit Aviation serves as the airport’s FBO.