Posted on November 3rd, 2022
Waukegan Airport is located about forty miles north of downtown and is approximately halfway between the cities of Chicago and Milwaukie, Wisconsin. A general aviation airport, it’s a designated reliever for O’Hare and Midway, with one long runway and proximity to Chicago’s northern metro area. Waukegan National Airport is an authority at handling private, corporate, and business aircraft that fly through Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin.
Waukegan National Airport is a public, full-service airport with two runways: the NE-SW runway is 6,000 feet long, and the NW-SE runway is 3,750 feet long and 75 feet wide. The airport is a busy hub for corporate and personal jet travel and serves the military, humanitarian needs, and flight schools.
KUGN provides comprehensive FBO services at its single location. The UGN airfield covers over 600 acres and has two runways. Their FAA control tower operates from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM; the main runway is ILS (Instrument Landing System) equipped and remains open even during most snowy conditions. The central runway is 6,000 feet long, and the second runway is 3,750 feet in length. US Customs is onsite to provide clearance for international arrivals. Waukegan National Airport is a well-known base of operations for “Chicago’s Fortune 500 Flyers.”
Airport Codes: UGN (FAA and IATA), KUGN (ICAO)
Lat/Long: N41-46.3 / W087-52.1
Operating hours: 24 Hours
FBO: There is 1 fixed-based operator (FBO) offering 24-hour services.
Runways: 5/23 – 6,000 ft. long and 14/32 – 3,751 ft. long
U.S. Customs: Yes, Including Pre-Clearance
Address: 2601 W Plane Rest Dr, Waukegan, IL 60087
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