City of Calexico, California Where California and Mexico Meet


Calexico International Airport (CXL)

Calexico International Airport is contained in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and is classified as a general aviation (GA) airport which is defined as an airport that serves a community that does not received scheduled commercial air service.  The airport is also classified as a Community Airport in the California Aviation System Plan (CASP).  This is a functional classification developed by the State to categorize airports based on an airport’s function, services provided, and role in the aviation system.  A Community Airport is one that provides access to other regions and states and is near small communities or in remote locations.

The Airport is designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to serve international general aviation operations.  It is also designated as an International Airport of Entry by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.  The airport consists of a single runway, designated 8/26, and encompasses 257 acres.  The runway is of asphalt construction and is 4,679 feet long and 75 feet wide.  The true bearing of the runway is North 88 degrees 48 minutes west.  The runway is equipped with medium intensity runway edge lights (MIRL) and each end of the runway is marked with visual markings and aiming points.  The runway is served by a full parallel taxiway (Taxiway A) which is 40 feet wide and provides access to all aircraft service, parking and hanger areas on the south side of the runway.  The runway is served by four right-angle exit taxiways, as well as entrance taxiways at each end of the runway, that facilitate exiting and entering the runway for operations in both directions.

The Terminal/Administration building is located on 801 West Second Street near the east end of the runway and houses a small public lobby/waiting area, a flight planning area, service counter and office, small pilot lounge and public restrooms.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency also occupies approximately 600 square feet of space in the building.  The building is estimated to be 1,200 square feet and is approximately 40 years old and is in fair condition.  Additionally, aircraft owners will park their automobiles.  A restaurant is operated in a 2,160 square foot building west of the existing administration building.

Aircraft parking is available in the terminal building area.  There are a total of 42 paved aircraft tie-downs on the south side of the runway.  Twenty-eight are located on the parking apron east of the terminal building.  Fourteen more tie-downs on approximately 52,000 square feet (SF) of apron are located west of the terminal building and restaurant.  Seventeen more tie-downs are also located in the northeast hanger area.  Approximately 41,000 square feet (SF) of apron is available in front of the terminal building for transient aircraft.  Part of this is taxi lane to the west ramp area and the balance of the area is used for parking aircraft that are clearing customs.

There are a total of 16 aircraft storage spaces available in two rows of hanger buildings.  The hangers are located near the east-end of the runway, and are accessed by the north east diagonal taxiway.  The larger building includes 10 T-hanger spaces.  The hangers are owned by the City.  In addition, there is a 2,000 square foot hanger located on East Anza Road at the west-end of the west parking apron.

The total bulk fuel storage at Calexico International Airport is 20,000 gallons.  Presently 100 octane Avgas and Jet A fuels are available in underground tanks located west of the west parking ramp.  The fuel tanks were installed in 1998.  The storage capacity is sufficient to meet existing demands.  Aviation fuel is pumped on the ramp by tanker trucks.  Tanker trucks are parked on the east-side of the terminal building. 

Calexico International Airport
(760) 768-2175

City of Calexico 608 Heber Avenue Calexico, California 92231 (760) 768-2110