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MSL Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MSL / KMSL
Airport Name: Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
Location: Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States
GPS Coordinates: 34°44'43"N by 87°36'37"W
Area Served: Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Operator/Owner: Colbert & Lauderdale Counties
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 551 feet (168 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL):

  • Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) has 2 runways.
  • Historically, Muscle Shoals was served by Southern Airways which operated Douglas DC-9-10 and DC-9-30 jetliners on nonstop and direct flights to Atlanta.
  • The closest airport to Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) is Pryor Field Regional Airport (DCU), which is located 38 miles (62 kilometers) E of MSL.
  • Because of Northwest Alabama Regional Airport's relatively low elevation of 551 feet, planes can take off or land at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 5,061 passenger boardings in calendar year 2008, 6,897 in 2009, and 8,680 in 2010.
  • The airport was opened in February 1940, however in 1942 it was taken over by the United States Army Air Forces as a World War II pilot training military airfield.
  • The furthest airport from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,143 miles (17,932 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • Pilot training at the airfield apparently ended on May 30, 1944, with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program.

Map of Nearest Airports from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
138.30 miles (61.63 km) EPryor Field Regional Airport (DCU)Decatur, Alabama, United StatesView Pryor Field Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Pryor Field Regional Airport Set DCU as destination Airport Get more information about Pryor Field Regional Airport
248.04 miles (77.31 km) EHuntsville International Airport (HSV)Huntsville / Decatur, Alabama, United StatesView Huntsville International Airport on a map View satellite image of Huntsville International Airport Set HSV as destination Airport Get more information about Huntsville International Airport
348.69 miles (78.35 km) SSWMarion County - Rankin Fite Airport (HAB)Hamilton, Alabama, United StatesView Marion County - Rankin Fite Airport on a map View satellite image of Marion County - Rankin Fite Airport Set HAB as destination Airport Get more information about Marion County - Rankin Fite Airport
452.77 miles (84.92 km) ERedstone Army Airfield (AAF) (HUA)Redstone Arsenal (near Huntsville), Alabama, United StatesView Redstone Army Airfield (AAF) on a map View satellite image of Redstone Army Airfield (AAF) Set HUA as destination Airport Get more information about Redstone Army Airfield (AAF)
557.54 miles (92.61 km) WNWRoscoe Turner Airport (CRX)Corinth, Mississippi, United StatesView Roscoe Turner Airport on a map View satellite image of Roscoe Turner Airport Set CRX as destination Airport Get more information about Roscoe Turner Airport
660.98 miles (98.14 km) NNEMaury County Airport (MRC)Columbia/Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, United StatesView Maury County Airport on a map View satellite image of Maury County Airport Set MRC as destination Airport Get more information about Maury County Airport
763.15 miles (101.63 km) ENEFayetteville Municipal Airport (FYM)Fayetteville, Tennessee, United StatesView Fayetteville Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Fayetteville Municipal Airport Set FYM as destination Airport Get more information about Fayetteville Municipal Airport
873.81 miles (118.78 km) WSWTupelo Regional Airport (TUP)Tupelo, Mississippi, United StatesView Tupelo Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Tupelo Regional Airport Set TUP as destination Airport Get more information about Tupelo Regional Airport
976.02 miles (122.34 km) NCenterville Municipal Airport (GHM)Centerville, Tennessee, United StatesView Centerville Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Centerville Municipal Airport Set GHM as destination Airport Get more information about Centerville Municipal Airport
1086.70 miles (139.52 km) NEShelbyville Municipal Airport (SYI)Shelbyville, Tennessee, United StatesView Shelbyville Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Shelbyville Municipal Airport Set SYI as destination Airport Get more information about Shelbyville Municipal Airport
1188.71 miles (142.77 km) ENETullahoma Regional Airport (THA)Tullahoma, Tennessee, United StatesView Tullahoma Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Tullahoma Regional Airport Set THA as destination Airport Get more information about Tullahoma Regional Airport
1289.78 miles (144.49 km) SSWColumbus Air Force Base (CBM)Columbus, Mississippi, United StatesView Columbus Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Columbus Air Force Base Set CBM as destination Airport Get more information about Columbus Air Force Base
1394.44 miles (151.99 km) NWMcKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL)Jackson, Tennessee, United StatesView McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Set MKL as destination Airport Get more information about McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
1495.23 miles (153.26 km) SSEBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesView Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on a map View satellite image of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Set BHM as destination Airport Get more information about Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
1598.80 miles (159.01 km) SSWColumbus-Lowndes County Airport (UBS)Columbus, Mississippi, United StatesView Columbus-Lowndes County Airport on a map View satellite image of Columbus-Lowndes County Airport Set UBS as destination Airport Get more information about Columbus-Lowndes County Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,142.65 miles (17,932.31 km) WMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
211,122.93 miles (17,900.57 km) WBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
311,103.49 miles (17,869.29 km) WBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
411,090.79 miles (17,848.85 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
511,087.23 miles (17,843.13 km) WManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
611,084.36 miles (17,838.50 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
711,072.96 miles (17,820.15 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
811,066.34 miles (17,809.50 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
911,065.40 miles (17,807.98 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1011,059.28 miles (17,798.14 km) WSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1111,036.88 miles (17,762.10 km) WSWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
1211,012.40 miles (17,722.70 km) WSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1311,003.51 miles (17,708.39 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1410,999.24 miles (17,701.51 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
1510,995.36 miles (17,695.27 km) WKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport