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Western Carolina Regional Airport

Western Carolina Regional Airport

5840 Airport Rd, Andrews (NC), 28901, United States

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(828) 321-5114

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Description Western Carolina Regional Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Andrews, in Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. It was formerly known as Andrews-Murphy Airport.Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned RHP by the FAA and has no assignment from the IATA (which assigned RHP to Ramechhap, Nepal). The airport's ICAO identifier is KRHP.Facilities and aircraftWestern Carolina Regional Airport covers an area of 206acre at an elevation of 1,697 feet (517 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 8/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,500 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m).For the 12-month period ending September 8, 2008, the airport had 20,500 aircraft operations, an average of 56 per day: 93% general aviation, 5% air taxi, and 2% military. At that time there were 73 aircraft based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 27% multi-engine and 8% helicopter.

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