The Creston Municipal Airport is located 1.5 miles south of Creston, Iowa.  The airport is situated on approximately 275 acres of land owned by the City of Creston.  There are two runways, one hard surface which is 4,910 ft. long and one grass surface which is 1,675 ft. long.  The Creston Municipal Airport is currently managed and maintained by West Aviation Inc. under a contract with the City of Creston.  The airport is capable of servicing the needs or corporate jets or smaller pleasure aircraft with Jet A and 100 Low Lead fuel being available 24/7.
Runway 04/22    Turf    100 Width    1,675 Length
Runway 16/34    Asph    75 Width    4,910 Length
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There have been numerous projects and improvements completed at the airport consisting of:
  • In 1968 the present hard surface runway was constructed and later extended in 1974 to its current length.
  • in 1986 the hangars were relocated to their present location and a new terminal was constructed.  The runway was resurfaced and a new taxiway and apron were also constructed.
  • In 1990 the aircraft maintenance hangar was constructed.
  • In 2001 security fencing was installed at the north end of the runway.
  • In 2006 concrete was poured around the hangars and used to widen the existing taxiway.
  • In 2008 the rotating beacon was upgraded.
  • In 2011 a snow removal equipment (SRE) building was constructed.
  • In 2011 & 2012 the aviation fuel system was updated to include two 10,000 gallon capacity tanks and a self-serve dispensing system.
  • In 2012 the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) was relocated and all new equipment was installed.
  • In 2013 all new runway and taxiway Halogen lighting was installed.
  • In 2013 security fencing was installed around the terminal and parking areas.
  • In 2014 additional hangar access paving was done to accommodate a newly constructed hangar and existing concrete was resealed.
  • In 2015 additional land was acquired to prepare for future turnaround projects.
  • In 2016 the old Visual Approach Slope Indicators (VASI) were replaced with new Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI) and new Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL).
  • In 2018 new radiant heaters were installed in the aircraft maintenance hangar.  Ramp, terminal and maintenance hangar lights were updated to LED.
  • In 2019 new turnarounds were constructed at both ends of the hard surface runway.
Current and future projects at the airport consist of:
  • Later in 2019 a new lighted wind indicator will be installed near the runways.
  • In 2020/2021 the hard surface runway will be reconstructed or resurfaced.
  • Additional security fencing and gates along airport entrance road are being considered.
  • Remodel/Update existing terminal is being considered.
  • Construction of new aircraft hangars is being considered.
  • Construction of a runway parallel taxiway is being considered.