Amenities & Development

Airport Amenities

Amenities at the airport include: a 20,000-square-foot corporate aviation terminal, the state-of-the-art Tom DeLay Air Traffic Control Tower and radar system; a reinforced, concrete runway measuring 100 feet wide by 8,000 feet in length, accommodating the largest of the corporate-type business jets; and an instrument landing system and high-intensity lighting.

  • Full Service FBO
  • Crew Suite
  • Executive Lounge
  • Conference Rooms
  • Coffee & Retail Shops
  • Aircraft Repair & Avionics Sales
  • Flight School
  • Car Rental Facilities
  • Wi-Fi capability on the Ramp

Airport Development

Development of the Sugar Land Regional Airport is driven by five-year business plans adopted by the City Council that outlines its continued growth as a general aviation and corporate airport.
  • The airport has received more than $75.6 million in Federal and State grants since 1996, with over $101 million in total improvements.
  • The City has invested more than $25 million since 1991 through bonds and loans repaid by airport revenue.
  • In the period between 1998 and 2012, the airport developed a new corporate focus, highlighting the growth of private corporate aviation in Sugar Land.
  • In 2012, the focus shifted to maintaining the excellent airfield facilities that the airport owns. In total, the airport has completed 27 major capital improvement projects.
Airport features include:

  • Tom Delay Air Traffic Control Tower
  • 20,000 s.f. Luxury Terminal
  • GlobalSelect FBO
  • U.S. Customs
  • New Corporate Taxiway and Hangar Lease Sites
  • Rental Cars
  • Cafe Select, proudly serving Starbucks®

Future Improvements

Sugar Land Regional Airport will be undertaking the following grant-funded projects in the future. KSA Engineers has been selected, in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, to provide civil engineering services on these projects over the next five years.

RSA Improvements

The FAA has directed the airport to make all reasonable improvements possible to bring the Runway Safety Area (RSA) within FAA guidelines. The project is being programmed into the Airport’s 2017 CIP.

Approach Lighting System

The Sugar Land Regional Airport is investigating the possibility of adding a new approach lighting system, such as a MALSR (Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System), to allow better navigation by making the 35 end of the runway easier to identify from the air. The project is tentatively programmed into the Airport’s 2019 CIP.

Airport Master Plan

Sugar Land Regional Airport is currently undergoing a process to update the master plan. A master plan such as this is anticipated to be complex for a general aviation airport. The study will look at various elements including the capacity of the runway, taxiways, and aprons. It will also take a closer look at the rates and charges, financial plan, land use plan, airport drainage, utilization of the west side property, parking garage infrastructure, and defining commercial land use parcels. 

This new master plan will establish short term (1-5 years), intermediate term (6-10 years), and long term (11-20 years) phases for the airport's development over the next 20 years.

Busy Ramp
     Control Tower photo by Larry Pullen