Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH), established in 1931, was originally known as Preston Glenn Airport, named in honor of Lt. Preston Glenn, a Lynchburg native who died in service as an Army Air Corps pilot during World War I. In 1992, the airport’s new terminal facility opened for business. Lynchburg Regional Airport/Preston Glenn Field, located at the intersection of Route 29 South and Route 46...0, is owned by the City of Lynchburg.
LYH has 24 employees, with a FY 2017 operating budget of $2.7 million dollars. For calendar year 2016, there were 106,055 aircraft operations and 151,845 total passengers.
Most recent capital projects include a newly completed contract air traffic control tower at a cost of $4.3 million and a mid-field redevelopment project – new apron and associated runways completed in 2015 at a cost of $4.6 million. The airport’s main runway was lengthened to 7,100 feet in 2007 at a cost of $15 million.