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The Show Low Regional Airport was dedicated in 1946 as the result of a U.S. Forest Service Special Use Permit. Since its modest beginning from a dirt runway and small terminal, the Show Low Regional Airport has become the premier air transportation facility in the White Mountains.

Located 1 mile east of Show Low, the airport features 2 runways with parallel and connecting taxiways, a modern 6,400-square-foot terminal building, short- and long-term vehicle parking lots, and 3 aircraft parking ramps.

Airport Runways

Runway 7-25 is 100-feet wide by 7,200-feet long. This runway is PCL lighted, with PAPIs and REIL equipment on both approaches. It has a weight-bearing capacity of 60,000 pounds for dual-wheel, main gear aircraft. Aircraft as large as Gulfstream IVs and Challengers can easily be accommodated.

Runway 4-22 is 3,920-feet long by 60-feet wide, with a weight-bearing capacity of 12,500 pounds. Equipped with runway edge reflectors, this runway is used frequently as the crosswind runway. This runway provides easy access to all parking ramps and is directly adjacent to the general aviation south ramp / hangar area.


Opened in August of 1999, the new terminal building provides a comfortable atmosphere for both commercial airline passengers and terminal tenants and customers. Businesses include Enterprise, Hatch Toyota, and Show Low Ford car rental pickup/drop off, and an airline service. Wi-Fi is available in the terminal building.

The airport terminal is open 365 days a year. Airport linemen are on duty year-round providing Jet A and 100LL AvGas fuel and aircraft oil, as well as other services including aircraft jump-starting, light towing, ground power, and engine preheating. Self-service AvGas and Jet A is available 24/7 from 2 above ground fuel tanks located west of the terminal building. Users of the self-serve pumps pay 25 cents per gallon less than the full-service truck price.

An Automated Weather Observation System is available on 118.075 or by telephone at 928-532-0379 for up-to-the minute weather conditions. Instrument approaches at KSOW include RNAV (GPS) and NDB-A.

Pilot Briefing Room

A pilot briefing room, with Internet access for weather and flight plan filing, is available. Vending machines offer snacks and beverages. A conference room with TV and VCR/DVD, fax machine, and copier are also available for a small fee.

Advertising Opportunities

In addition, advertising opportunities are available for businesses wishing to promote their services. A large display area with an accompanying speed dial telephone can be used for custom-made advertisements and company brochures. Other advertising locations are also available throughout the terminal. The UNICOM office has full details on cost and availability of advertising opportunities in the terminal.

For more information, please see our AirNav website.

Airport Documents