Outer Banks Airlines

Outer Banks Airports

Airports Near The Outer Banks

When you need to get to the Outer Banks in a hurry, there’s no quicker – or more convenient – way to travel than Outer Banks Airlines. Not only do we service all five Outer Banks airports, we also help you maximize your time by picking you up at the airport that’s most convenient for you and delivering you to the airport of your choice on the Outer Banks.

Are you flying from a different part of the country? No problem. Before you make plans to drive to the closest major airport in your area, let us take a look at the regional or county airports surrounding you. Depending on your location, there’s a good chance that we can reduce your overall travel time by picking you up at one of the smaller, less-crowded airports near you. It’s one of the many perks of flying with Outer Banks Airlines.

Why Drive When You Can Fly?

Most people fly into Norfolk International Airport (ORF) when flying to the Outer Banks. However, the drive time from Norfolk to Nags Head is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours – and even longer if you are traveling further South. The good news is that Outer Banks Airlines can fly to and from any major or regional airport and deliver you to your Outer Banks airport of choice. Take a look at the airports below, and determine which one makes the most sense for you. Since all flights originate from Dare County Airport in Manteo, additional fees may apply for the alternate locations.


Dare County Regional Airport

Covering 340 acres and featuring two runways, Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) in Manteo, NC is the largest airport on the Outer Banks. The airport is sometimes referred to as Manteo Airport. Its location is adjacent to the North Carolina Aquarium. Taxi service and rental cars are available, and Outer Banks Airlines can help you coordinate rentals if needed.

Pine Island Airport

Pine Island Airport is conveniently located between Duck and Corolla, so it’s the quickest option for reaching the northern beaches of North Carolina. If you’re interested in flying in or out of Pine Island Airport, you have come to the right place. Whether you own your plane or need to book an air charter, we can help.

First Flight Airstrip at Wright Brothers Memorial

Heard of the birthplace of aviation? Why not make it a part of your trip? First Flight Airport is located in Kill Devil Hills next to Wright Brothers National Memorial, which commemorates the first successful and sustained flight. First Flight is a great choice for folks visiting Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk or even Nags Head or Duck.

Billy Mitchell Airport

Billy Mitchell Airport is the second most remote airport on the Outer Banks. The airstrip is located in Frisco, NC in the heart of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The airport is named after a local (you guessed it, Billy Mitchell) who was pilot in World War 1. It’s managed by the National Park Service and the NC Department of Aviation and has limited facilities.


Currituck County Regional Airport

While not on the Outer Banks, Currituck County Regional Airport is a great choice if you are flying in on a larger aircraft, arriving after dark or visiting Knots Island.  The ferry to Knotts Island is only about 10-minute drive and you can reach the H2OBX waterpark in under 30 minutes.