Lea County Airports
Lea County Airports are located in Hobbs (HOB), Lovington (E06), and Jal (E26), NM. Lea County Regional Airport in Hobbs is a Commercial Aviation Airport serving United Airlines.
HOB, E06, and E26 provide the most convenient gateway options to the Permian Basin and Pecos Valley. Rental cars are located at the HOB airport and abundant lodging options are available throughout the region.
Lea County Regional Airport in Hobbs (HOB) has daily flights to Houston through United Airlines as well as regional charter services.
Notice Of Availability
Lea County, New Mexico, as the sponsor for Lea County Regional Airport (HOB), proposes the following improvements at HOB
- Extend Runway 3-21 and parallel Taxiway D 602 feet to the southwest, which would increase the overall length of Runway 3-21 from 7,398 feet to 8,000 feet. The resulting new runway pavement would be marked with a 602-foot displaced threshold. As a result of the displaced threshold, the existing medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights (MALSR) and a precision approach path indicator (PAPI) would remain in their current locations.
- Acquire 63 acres of land to encompass the Runway Protection Zone, Taxiway Object Free Area, and relocated perimeter access road.
- Relocate the Runway 35 landing threshold 600 feet to the north and remove 600 feet of pavement to the south. An entrance taxiway would be constructed at the new Runway 35 end.
A Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) has been prepared by Lea County to comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the Lead Agency under NEPA. The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with FAA Order 5050.4B, NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. A copy of the Draft EA is available beginning December 7, 2020, for public review during business hours at the Lea County Regional Airport Operations Office, 6601 W Carlsbad Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding the document by mail. All written comments received will be addressed and the results will be included in the Final EA. Written comments to the Draft EA may be submitted to: Lea County Regional Airport, Attn: Mr. Corey Needham, P.E., 6601 W Carlsbad Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240. For Comments Email Corey Needham. Comments on the Draft EA must be received no later than 5 pm. Mountain Standard Time, January 8, 2021.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be advised that your entire comment including your personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.