Henderson Executive Airport

Henderson Executive Airport is a public airport that serves Henderson and its surrounding areas. The airport provides both private and general aviation services.

Airport history

Henderson Executive Airport was founded in 1967 by Arby Alper on 912 acres purchased from the city of Henderson. When it opened in 1970, it was called Sky Harbor Airport. The name didn’t change to Henderson Executive Airport until 1996, when Clark County bought the air field as an overspill facility to relieve stress from nearby McCarran International Airport. KHND only had a 5,000-foot runway, a single terminal building, an older control tower from the 1940s, and several hangars at that time.Since then, the facility has gone through major changes. In July 2001, the Bureau of Land Management granted the airport an additional 140 acres of land in order to have its parallel runways expanded. The Clark County Department of Aviation made a $30 million investment in the airport for a state-of-the-art corporate aviation airport. The project included a new control tower and a new terminal to offer high-end clients premium services and amenities. The grand opening of the HEA terminal happened on July 2006.

Airport location

Located 11 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada’s Central Business District, in Henderson. 

Airport facts

● The airport has two parallel runways (17R/35L is 6,500’ and 17L/35R is 5,000’) to meet the needs of virtually all general aviation aircraft.17R/35L is the longest general aviation runway in the valley. 

● The terminal building contains car rental, a flight school, and line service facilities, as well as a restaurant.

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