Mankato Regional Airport

3030 Airport Road
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 625-6006

Directions to the Mankato Regional Airport
Airport Zoning Ordinance
ARRA Airport Sponsor Certification

FAA information about Mankato Regional Airport

 The mural at the Mankato Regional Airport showcases the spirit and vitality of the region.

The Mankato Regional Airport has been at its current location since 1970. Geographic location is five miles Northeast of Mankato and five miles Southeast of St. Peter.  A recent $12 million improvement project continues to make the Mankato Regional Airport one of Mankato's best positioned assets for growth.

The Minnesota Air Spectacular on June 27 and 28 features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Minnesota Air Spectacular is June 27 and 28 

Attend the Minnesota Air Spectacular Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at the Mankato Regional Airport, 3030 Airport Road, Mankato, Minn. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is the featured performer. Other performers include the Golden Knights, Team Oracle and pilot Sean Tucker.

Learn more about the Minnesota Air Spectacular. For more information about the Minnesota Air Spectacular, contact staff at 507-389-3000.

Fast facts 

  • The airport is more than 1,000 acres in size.
  • Consists of two runways, 6,600' x 100' and 4,000' x 75'.
  • Can accommodate aircraft up to a 757.
  • Accommodates thousands of take-offs and landings per year.
  • Hundreds of Minnesota State University, Mankato students have trained to be pilots in the training program at the Mankato Regional Airport. 
  • Over 100 aircraft, from small single engines to large corporate jets, base at the Mankato airport.
  • Many corporations from around the world fly into Mankato annually to conduct business.
  • Hosts the State of Minnesota Civil Air Patrol encampment on an annual basis. 
  • Has hosted the Navy Blue Angels, Airforce Thunderbirds and the Canadian Snowbirds. 
  • The Instrument Landing System has landing capabilities in inclement weather equal to that of the international airport in Minneapolis.
  • Thousands of Federal Aviation pilot licenses have been earned for various ratings.

Citizens are encouraged to serve on the Mankato Regional Airport Commission, an advisory body to the Mankato City Council and city staff. If interested in serving on the Mankato Regional Airport Commission contact Dave Pfeffer.

Conference rooms
The Mankato Regional Airport has a conference room available for public use. The room accommodates 25-30 people. Rental rates are $25 for a half day and $50 for a full day. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information, or to reserve a room, contact Kevin Baker, airport manager, at 507-345-3171.

ARRA Airport Sponsor Certification

ARRA 3-27-0055-17-09/SP 0701-84

ARRA Airport Sponsor CertificationPursuant to Title XV, Subtitle A, section 1511 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Pub. L. 111-5 (Feb. 17, 2009) (“ARRA”), I, Patrick Hentges, hereby certify that the infrastructure investment funded by ARRA has received the full review and vetting required by law and that I accept responsibility that such investment is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. I further certify that the specific information required by section 1511 concerning each such investment (Runway 4/22 Rehabilitation, $957,235.35) is enclosed and is provided on the City of Mankato website, available to the public and linked to

I understand that the Sponsor making application for ARRA funding may not receive ARRA infrastructure investment funding unless this certification is received by the FAA with the ARRA grant application and posted on the Sponsor’s website.

2009 Airport ARRA Certification 
Runway Bid Tab Checksheet