Posted on February 12th, 2020
DeKalb–Peachtree Airport is in the city of Chamblee, 11 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. It is also known generally as Peachtree–DeKalb Airport, or simply PDK. Other lesser-used names are the Peachtree Airport, DeKalb Airport, and DeKalb County Airport.
ASOS weather forecast reports are produced on-site 24 hours a day as “Chamblee.” In addition to its busy schedule as a general aviation airport, two shuttle airlines operate daily regional flights.
PDK serves metropolitan Atlanta as a designated general reliever airport. Hartsfield-Jackson serves commercial airlines nearly exclusively, and most of the small aircraft in the region are directed to PDK for their flight needs. General aviation at PDK includes corporate jets, business jets, private air charter, aircraft maintenance, personal planes, and helicopters.
The airport consists of 765 acres and has four runways; the longest is 6,001 feet. There are more than 100 hangers for aircraft on the ground and approximately 590 aircraft based full-time at this facility. PDK, as the airport is commonly known, has averaged more than 230,000 takeoff and landings each year since 1988.
KPDK is the second busiest airport in Georgia, behind Hartsfield-Jackson.
The airport initially began during early World War II as Naval Air Station Atlanta; this base is now in Marietta, Georgia. The property was part of Camp Gordon, a World War I training camp. PDK was converted to entirely civilian uses over the two years from 1957 to 1959.
Fixed Base Operators. There are five FBO‘s providing a full range of services at PDK. These include private terminal buildings for passenger services, plane side boarding, aircraft refueling, rental cars, and ground transportation. In addition, there is a helipad on-site along with airplane maintenance and repair facilities.
Airport Codes: PDK (FAA and IATA), KPDK (ICAO)
Lat/Long: N33-52.5 / W084-18.1
Operating Hours: 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM
FBO: There are 5 fixed-based operators (FBOs) offering 24-hour services.
Runways: 3R/21L – 6,001 ft. long is the longest runway.
U.S. Customs: Yes, Including Pre-Clearance
Address: 2000 Airport Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341