Foothills Regional Airport (formerly Morganton-Lenoir Airport) (IATA: MRN, ICAO: KMRN, FAA LID: MRN) is a public airport located nine miles south of the City of Lenoir, NC, and eight miles northeast of the City of Morganton, NC. It is owned by the Foothills Regional Airport Authority.
== Facilities and Aircraft ==
The Foothills Regional Airport covers an area of 1,170 acres (473 ha) and contains one grooved asphalt paved runway: 3/21 measuring 5,500 ft × 75 ft (1,676 m × 23 m). For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2005, the airport had 17,000 aircraft operations, an average of 46 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% military.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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