Lake Tahoe Airport

The Lake Tahoe Airport,  also known as the Tahoe Valley Airport, is the closest airport to the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Its runway, 8,541 feet, is long enough to accommodate large aircraft, including heavy jets. Situated in the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, there is one FBO and a single runway.

Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL, KTVL)

The Lake Tahoe Airport, located on the California side of the Lake, is a popular destination for visitors eager to participate in various lakeside activities. Whether it’s boating, skiing, hiking, or simply spending time at local casinos, this mountain town is a great choice for your next getaway.  Since 2000 the airport exclusively serves general aviation and private jet flights.  TVL is the closest airport to South Lake Tahoeand the city of Stateline, Nevada.

Lake Tahoe Airport Key Facts

Airport Codes TVL (FAA, IATA), KTVL(ICAO)
Lat/Long: N38-53.6 / W119-59.7
Operating hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
FBO: One fixed-based operator offer complete FBO services.
Runways: 1/36  – 8,541 ft. is the longest runway.
U.S. Customs: No.
Address: 1901 Airport Rd Suite 100, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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Historically, this airport has been used for commercial flights, private air charters, and military training. Flights to and from Lake Tahoe have been canceled by several airlines over the years. American Eagle and United Express terminated commuter services in the 1990s; Reno Air began serving Lake Tahoe in 1994 with a subsidy from TAG; Alpha Air and Trans World Express both ceased operations; Sierra Expressway also stopped service. The air traffic control tower closed in 2004; despite this, the airport still operates as a general aviation airport under self-announce procedures. Mountain West Aviation operates the airport.

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