Welcome to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

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Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is dedicated to providing a safe and pleasant traveling experience. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at (806) 775-2045.

For a timely departure, it is recommended that you arrive at the terminal 90 minutes prior to departure. Additionally, we would like to remind you to double-check your property, (pockets, bags, purses, briefcases, backpacks, etc.), for prohibited items before you reach the screening area.


Unmanned Aircraft

If you own a drone, an Unmanned Aircraft, and fly for commercial, recreational, or public entities there are rules in place that must be followed. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The agency has executed a plan for the safe operation of Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace System.

For more information please see the following resources:
* Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
* Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
* B4UFLY Smartphone App
* AOPA Best Practices
* Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)

If you have a general question, comment, or complaint about an Unmanned Aircraft, please contact the FAA via email at UAShelp@faa.gov or call 844-FLY-MY-UAS. If you have questions or issues specifically about registration, please contact the Registration Help Desk at or call 877-396-4636.

Notice for Public Comment
File New PFC #9 Impose and Use Application

In accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 158 (Passenger Facility Charges), the City of Lubbock, Texas, as Owner and operator of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, is posting notice as part of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) application process under 14 CFR Part 158, for the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. 

Pursuant to 14 CFR Part 158 §158.24(a), the City of Lubbock, Texas hereby announces its intent to file a new PFC application with the Federal Aviation Administration.  The Airport will accept comments on the application for 30 days beginning March 27, 2018 and ending April 26, 2018.

TSA Recommended Travel Tips


All carry and checked items are subject to additional screening. If you bring a wrapped gift through the screening checkpoint or packed in a checked bag it may need to be unwrapped to verify the contents.

TSA is asking that all passengers arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure to avoid delays

Don't Get Left in the Hangar

The FAA will require ADS-B avionics in certain airspace on January 1, 2020. Learn more about who needs to equip, the risks and the resources available to get answers and make a decision on where to fly.

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