Airport Director’s Corner
Thank you for visiting flyEWN.com. Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is proud to be the choice for air travelers in eastern North Carolina, primarily serving Craven, Pamlico, Jones, and Carteret counties; a gateway to historic New Bern, the Crystal Coast, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Our terminal building is easy to navigate with affordable parking just steps away and we have the friendliest transportation security officers in the business — and no long lines. A sample of our terminal amenities include: free Wi-Fi, a terrific sports themed restaurant and bar, an outdoor viewing patio, and comfortable rocking chairs.
EWN is a modern, full service airport capable of supporting a wide range of commercial or private aviation activities. Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, and efficient airport that is user friendly and committed to providing the community the highest level of service and satisfaction while delivering a significant economic benefit to our residents. Coastal Carolina Regional Airport is governed by an independent Airport Authority and operates as a financially self-sustaining facility that does not rely on municipal funding from tax revenue. Last year the airport created a $179 million dollar economic impact while serving almost a quarter of a million passengers flying to and from the area. The airport operates day-to-day as part public service utility and part business enterprise ensuring that all safety standards and security regulations are upheld while delivering a level of customer service expected by our passengers. The airport is consistently making systematic upgrades to facilities and infrastructure to meet programmed planning objectives; certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, required from the Transportation Security Administration, and expected by the travelling public.
As one of only 10 commercial air service airports in the state, we take commercial air service very seriously. As such, we are always negotiating with current and potential air carriers to provide our travelers with the best possible service at the lowest possible fare. Currently, the airport is served by American Airlines offering multiple daily flights, seven days a week, every day of the year; American flies direct to Charlotte, the fifth busiest airport in the United States. Whether for business or pleasure, you can make your way to thousands of destinations across this country and around the world after only one stop at this airport.
Our business and general aviation aircraft community is served by a modern and well-appointed terminal located on the north side of the airfield surrounded by a wide variety of leased and privately owned aircraft hangars. Tidewater Air, the fixed base operator, offers full service aviation support functions including an aircraft maintenance facility and a flight training center. Local and visiting general aviation pilots will find a friendly airport operating environment located in class delta airspace controlled by top notch air traffic controllers and governed by reasonable airport rules and regulations aimed at preserving all federal airport minimum standards.
Please explore our website for airport information as well as travel tips and local community events. We are proud to serve eastern North Carolina as the airport of choice for air travel during business or pleasure, in either commercial or general aviation aircraft, so please do not hesitate to contact the airport if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you and safe travels.
Andrew Shorter, C.M.
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Director