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Altus Air Force Base Airport Code LTS

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 34°40'1"N / -99°-16'0"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KLTS
Observation Time: 15/03/2021 2:13 am

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About Altus Air Force Base Airport Code

Altus Air Force Base code is LTS. This IATA code has been derived from the name of the airport. Altus Air Force Base (LTS) is located 421 meters above sea level and about 6.4 kilometers northeast of Altus. 

About Altus Air Force Base (LTS)

Located in the heart of Altus, Oklahoma, Altus Air Force Base (LTS) hosts 97th Air Mobility Wing. The main vision of this facility is to provide training programs to up to 3,000 flight crew and other aircraft maintenance students from all over the country. 

The foundation stone of Altus Air Force Base was laid in 1943. Its original name was Altus Army Airfield (AAF). Colonel Matthew A. Leard and Colonel William B. Mickley III serve this facility as Commander and Vice Commander respectively while the Command Chief Master  Sergeant is Chief Master Sergeant Randy Kay II.

Altus Air Force Base (LTS) hosts the following major units:

97th Operations Group

97th Mission Support Group

97th Maintenance Directorate

97th Medical Group

Altus Air Force Base (LTS) hosts the following base units:

453rd Base HQ and Air Base Squadron, 6 October 1942 – 1 May 1944

2508th AAF Base Unit (Pilot School), 1 May 1944 – 16 May 1945

4124th AAF Base Unit, 16 May – 13 December 1945

63d Air Base Group, 8 January 1953

4037th Air Base Group, 15 October 1953 – 18 November 1953

Altus Air Force Base (LTS) Runways

Altus Air Force Base (LTS) is serviced by two runways 17R/35L and 17L/35R (concrete and asphalt) along with an Assault Strip (surface: asphalt). 

Nearest Airport to Altus Air Force Base (LTS)

Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport : 57 miles 

Wichita Falls Municipal Airport : 86 miles 

Will Rogers World Airport : 132 miles 

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport : 153 miles

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
17-35 3,501 ft 94 ft Asphalt Yes
17R-35L 13,440 ft 150 ft Concrete Yes
17L-35R 9,000 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
174-354 3,501 ft 94 ft Asphalt No

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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