Wheeling Ohio County Airport

Coordinates: 40°10′30″N 080°38′47″W / 40.17500°N 80.64639°W / 40.17500; -80.64639
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40°10′30″N 080°38′47″W / 40.17500°N 80.64639°W / 40.17500; -80.64639
Wheeling Ohio County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerOhio County Commission
ServesWheeling, West Virginia
Elevation AMSL1,194 ft / 364 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,002 1,525 Asphalt
16/34 4,499 1,371 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations27,574
Based aircraft31

Wheeling Ohio County Airport (IATA: HLG, ICAO: KHLG, FAA LID: HLG) is a public airport serving Wheeling and Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. It is eight miles (13 km) northeast of downtown Wheeling and is owned by the Ohio County Commission.[1][2]


The first passenger airline flights were TWA and Capital DC-3s in 1947; All American Airways arrived in 1949. Lake Central arrived at the beginning of 1961 and TWA and Capital left that year. Allegheny was replaced by Allegheny Commuter in 1969-70 and Wheeling lost all service ten years later. Lake Central Airlines served Wheeling until their merger with Allegheny Airlines in 1968. It wasn't Allegheny Commuter that served Wheeling, but Allegheny, until they stopped service in 1970. According to the April 26, 1970 Allegheny timetable, AL had two round trips to Pittsburgh, using their own CV-580 prop jets. 1970 was the last year with local carrier airline service. In the later 1970s two commuter carriers started round trip service PIT-HLG within days of each other, providing up to seven departures a day. Aeromech (Clarksburg WV) and Christman Air System (Washington, PA) used EMB 110 planes (18 passengers), and Christman used Beech 99s (15 seats). Neither service lasted very long, due to lack of demand.


The airport covers 1,000 acres (405 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 3/21 is 5,002 x 150 ft. (1,525 x 46 m) and 16/34 is 4,499 x 150 ft. (1,371 x 46 m).[1]

In the year ending July 15, 2004 the airport had 52,832 aircraft operations, average 144 per day: 53% general aviation, 45% military and 2% air taxi. 64 aircraft are based at this airport: 47% single engine, 19% ultralights, 19% military, 13% multi-engine and 3% jet.[1]

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