A Little More About Us . . .
Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport ( LBX ) is a FAR Part 139 Certifcated and general aviation reliever airfield owned and operated by Brazoria County. Brazoria County recognizes the importance of air transportation to the community. The investment in an airport yields many benefits to the community and the region. For Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, the direct output from on-airport spending is estimated at $14.1 million annually. Additionally, more than 16,000 visitors utilize the airport supporting an additional $1.3 million in payroll and $2.0 million in direct output. The secondary impact of the recirculation of money within the local economy accounts for an estimated $14.9 million in induced impacts. In total, the ariport is responsible for 244 jobs. The total economic output is estimated at $30.7 million.
A Brief History . . .
In 1976, a site selection study was initiated by the county and the current airport site was identified. Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport was constructed between 1979 and 1981 on 435 acres. Dow Chemical Company donated half of the land and the county purchased the other half. The initial airport was impressive for its time with a then 6,000 foot runway, parallel taxiway, airfield lighting and a precision instrument approach. Over time. the Dow Chemical fleet of aircraft changed to include larger aircraft and in order to accommodate those needs, a 1,000 foot extension ot the runway was constructed in 1995 and then revitalized and reconstructed with grooved concrete in 2009.
Where We Are Now . . . .
Today we continue to grow as the aviation gateweay to Brazoria and Harris County. A Part 139 certificated reliever field offering a newly rennovated concrete runway of 7,000 feet grooved cement and situated on 635 acres, we provide enhanced general aviation services to the community as well as our private and corporate visitors. The airport is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is attended by staff from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 P.M. Monday - Friday and 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. Staurday and Sunday. We make certain our customers can reach us 24/7 by publishing and posting an after hours telephone number (979-319-2740).
On site for your use and enjoyment are Coastal Planes flight school, Crosswind Cafe (serving your dining and catering needs), charter services, and aircraft rental, as well as your premier FBO services including, full service JetA and 100LL (self serve 100LL available 24 hours), quick turn services, ground and passenger handling, temporary hangar storage (call for availability), rental car facilities located in the terminal, limousine rental services, courtesy car and GPU. Come visit us and let us serve you.