New Braunfels airport renamed to reflect national airport classification

The airport was reclassified from a regional to a national airport in 2021. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The airport was reclassified from a regional to a national airport in 2021. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The airport was reclassified from a regional to a national airport in 2021. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The New Braunfels City Council on Oct. 11 approved a resolution to rename the New Braunfels Regional Airport to the New Braunfels National Airport.

The change was made to reflect the airport’s reclassification in 2021 as a National Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration. It is one of only 92 airports in the country with the classification.


The New Braunfels airport has been part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems since 1969. The NPIAS groups non-primary airports into five categories: national, regional, local, basic and unclassified.

National airports are located in metropolitan areas near major business centers and provide communities with access to national and international travel.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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