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Operating three runways, two 9,800-ft parallel runways and one 7,800-ft crosswind runway, Will Rogers World Airport can accommodate any size aircraft. Commercial carriers at Will Rogers average about 85 departures per day.
Annually, passenger enplanements and deplanements reach over 3.3 million and nearly 71 million pounds of freight and mail either arrived or departed from the Will Rogers World Airport.
Currently, Will Rogers is home to 67 companies, including: the FAA's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, the Federal Bureau of Prisons Transfer Center, Southwest Airlines Reservation Center and the Metro Tech Aviation Career Center.
Along with its vast landscape and central location, Will Rogers World Airport encompasses Oklahoma City's Foreign Trade Zone, making it the ideal location for businesses wishing to develop facilities for manufacturing and assembly.
With its high traffic count, central US location and large quantity of land, Will Rogers World Airport offers great potential for one- site businesses.
Will Rogers World Airport Trivia
- The Federal Aviation Administration has major facilities on the airport grounds, including the headquarters for the 'Air Route Traffic Control' and Training Academy. AAR Oklahoma has a major MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) facility and regional headquarters at Will Rogers World Airport; in addition there are other aircraft maintenance and AOG (aircraft on ground) organizations based there.
- Will Rogers World Airport is home to one of Southwest Airlines largest Reservation and Customer Care Centers.
- The U.S. Department of Justice has major Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) facilities at Will Rogers World Airport. The Federal Transfer Center and its principal air hub is built on the west side of the airport grounds, off of Taxiway G.
- Will Rogers World Airport is home to MetroTech's aviation career center, and is also usually the site of the annual Aerospace America airshow.
- Will Rogers World Airport is used by military flights of the Oklahoma Air National Guard as well as air taxi and corporate service, although most of these flights utilize the Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City's FAA-designated reliever facility.
- Will Rogers World Airport is unusual in that its name only mentions a famous person and makes no reference to its city location, much like John F. Kennedy International. It is also one of only a handful of major airports in the country not to use the "International" designation and is the only airport to use the term "World".
- Will Rogers World Airport holds the distinction of being named after a person who died in an airplane crash, as does the city's other major airport, the Wiley Post Airport. Both men died in the same crash.
- Will Rogers World Airport permanently hosts the Ninety Nines Museum of Women Pilots. The facility is located on more than 5,000 square feet, occupying the entire second floor of the International Headquarters building. It features a repository for a unique collection of the papers, personal items and other historic artifacts of some of the most significant achievements and adventures of the international community of women pilots. Its library and exhibit areas will provide new insights into the role women pilots played in the development of aviation.