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University Park Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Pennsylvania State University
Location State College, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 1,239 ft / 377.6 m
Coordinates 40°50′57″N 77°50′55″W / 40.84917°N 77.84861°W / 40.84917; -77.84861
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,701 2,042 Asphalt

University Park Airport (IATA: SCEICAO: KUNVFAA LID: UNV) is a public airport located in Benner Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. The airport serves the towns of State College and Bellefonte, and the surrounding area. The airport is owned by The Pennsylvania State University, but the terminal building and parking areas are owned and operated by the Centre County Airport Authority.[1] It is served by several regional airlines, connecting to hubs in the northeast and midwest. Services at the airport include a fixed base operator (FBO), fuel, flight planning services, aircraft repair, and hangar rental. Amenities include a snack bar in the terminal building, a pilot lounge, and conference rooms. Taxi and limousine services, and car rentals are also available.



Starting in the 1950s, private pilots in the area had constructed a small airport on land leased from Penn State, just north of State College. Penn State assumed the lease and assets of the airport in 1972.[2] The Centre County Airport Authority was created to manage the development of the airport. A permanent passenger terminal was built in 1985.[1] A new passenger terminal was completed in 1993, and cargo operations moved to the original terminal building. The airport underwent a runway expansion project in 1997, and the main runway was lengthened to its present length.[3] A new general aviation hangar was built in 2001.[4]

Future plans for the airport include construction of a control tower and an instrument landing system beginning in 2007.[5] University Park Airport is the busiest airport in the U.S. without an on-site air traffic control tower. [6]

Airlines and destinations

A Nittany Lion statue near the general aviation terminal.
Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines Detroit
United Express operated by Colgan Air Washington-Dulles
US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin Philadelphia
US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines Philadelphia


  1. ^ Comprehensive Plan of the Nittany Valley Region Center County September 16, 2004, retrieved April 6, 2006
  2. ^ An Illustrated History of Penn State Michael Bezilla 1985, retrieved April 6, 2006
  3. ^ University Park Airport Receives $3.8 Million Federal Grant The Business Journal August 30, 2004, retrieved April 6, 2006
  4. ^ Poole Anderson Construction - PSU 2002, retrieved April 6, 2006
  5. ^ Public Information Notice University Park Airport January 2006, retrieved April 6, 2006
  6. ^ University Park Airport Hopes to Start Control Tower Construction Next Year Airport Business March 6, 2006, retrieved April 6, 2006

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