Welcome to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Airport Entrance

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.

Enroll in TSA Pre✓® in Lubbock August 28-September 1, 2017

Learn how to apply for TSA Pre✓® expedited screening. Be part of an expedited security screening program that helps take the stress out of travel. No need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. Visit the TSA Pre✓® page to learn more about registration.

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.


DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones From Airplanes

A nationwide ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices from airplanes went into effect on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Individuals with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport it on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.

The U.S. Department of Transportation states that device owners have experienced documented incidents of dangerous evolution of heat with both recalled and replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission acknowledged this imminent safety hazard with the company’s September 15, 2016 and October 13, 2016 recalls. Additionally, on October 11, 2016, Samsung suspended the manufacture and sale of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device.

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport asks people who still have the device not to bring it to the airport. For more information on the ban, visit the Department of Transportation.

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