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Ocracoke Island Airport

The Most Remote Airport on the Outer Banks

W95 – Ocracoke Island Airport

If you’re visiting Ocracoke Island, there’s no quicker way to reach your destination than by flying with Outer Banks Airlines. Just say the word, and we can fly you to the Ocracoke Island Airport, helping you avoid beach traffic and the ferry required to reach this beautiful, albeit remote island.

Owned by the U.S. National Park Service and operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Ocracoke Island Airport is a public airport located within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore – less than one mile from Ocracoke’s vibrant downtown. The airport features a runway stretching nearly 3,000 feet long and 60 feet wide, making getting on and off the island a breeze. There’s even a helipad for those traveling by helicopter.

Why Drive When You Can Fly?

Ocracoke Island offers many exciting things to see and do, such as visiting Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, exploring the island’s diverse wildlife or grabbing a bite to eat at Howard’s Pub – an Ocracoke tradition. However, driving to this remote island is less exciting, especially when you factor in the additional 45-minute Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry (not including the wait time for the next ferry). With Outer Banks Airlines, you can avoid the traffic – and the ferry – altogether and reach your destination in no time.


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.

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.

Pine Island Airport

Pine Island Airport is no longer available, effective December 2019.


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 Knotts Island.  The ferry to Knotts Island is only about 10-minute drive and you can reach the H2OBX waterpark in under 30 minutes.