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ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT – Orange, Orange County

The Orange County Airport was first constructed in 1946 on a portion of 450 acres owned by Mr. Edger Brown, Jr.  This airport consisted of four (4) turf runways 130′ wide, ranging in length from 3,200′ to 5,000′ and a 100′ x 120′ aircraft storage hangar.  The Airport operated in this manner until 1973 when the County purchased the airport and an approximate 84 acres adjacent to the original property, increasing the total acreage to 534.  In this same year, the primary runway, Runway 4/22, was paved and lighted (75′ x 3,800′), and a 120′ x 200′ apron and connecting taxiway was constructed.

Over the intervening years, with the help of TxDOT, the Airport has continued to add and maintain necessary pavement and other amenities to keep the Aiport a first class facility.  Today, the Airport consists of approximately 385 acres, bases approximately 30 aircraft, and maintains two (2) runways.

Orange County Airport is three (3) miles southwest of the Orange Central Business District, 115 miles east of Houston, and 240 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Airport experiences an estimated 11,000 annual operations.

Direct access to the Airport and terminal area is provided by the airport entrance road via Texas State Highway 87.  The published airport elevation is 12 feet above mean sea level, with airfield coordinates of 30° 04′ 06.425″ N 93° 48.473″ W.

JACK BROOKS REGIONAL AIRPORT – Beaumont, Jefferson County

The Jack Brooks Regional Airport, located in Jefferson County, serves an expanding regional population base in excess of 500,000 with connections to Texas and the world. The airport is located just minutes from Orange and offers daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on American Airlines and United connections through Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Texas.

Over 30,000 passengers a year choose Jack Brooks Regional Airport with free parking just outside the entrance to the newly renovated renovated (Spring 2009) 24,000 square foot terminal and quick check-in and security checks. Business and personal travelers find this more adaptable and affordable.


Lake Charles Regional Airport offers service by two commercial airlines. American Airlines offers non-stop service to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and United Airlines offers non-stop service to the Houston Intercontinental Airport.

Located less than an hour from Orange, the Lake Charles Regional Airport provide convenient and accessible air travel opportunities for personal and business travel.

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