Gainesville Regional Airport GNV
serves north-central part in the heart of Florida through all means of aviation: Commercial airlines, general aviation, military and air cargo. The city of Gainesville and its surroundings offer rivers and lakes, natural springs, & wilderness parks in a sub-tropical region.
GNV Airport is only 3 miles northeast of the city center of Gainesville, in the County of Alachua - only minutes from the University of Florida - and situated off Interstate Hwy. 75 and US Routes 441 & 301.
Having two runways over 422,000 passengers in 2016, Gainesville Regional Airport offers jet service and is served by major airlines, offering direct flights to U.S. hubs, with convenient connections.
The Holiday Inn University Center
provides free transportation to the Airport and to the University of Florida (visit: theuniversityhotel.com)
NOTE: Between 6:50 and 7:26am is the busiest flight departure time at the Airport - it is best to arrive at least 75 minutes prior to your scheduled flight! At other times during the day, allow for a 30-minute window after check-in and before scheduled flight departure; boarding gates close 10 mins before.
The recently upgraded passenger terminal at Gainesville Regional Airport -
with solar panels on its roof and three airline gates - is located on NE 39th Av. - about three quarter of a mile east of Waldo Road intersection.
It includes the enclosure of the 4,400 square-foot former exterior courtyard into passenger waiting space with a large skylight to bring in natural light. High-tech glass has been used to allow more natural light while blocking the sun’s heat. Solar panels are efficiently heating & cooling the terminal. The enclosed atrium allows more seating in the gate area to accommodate additional passengers when multiple flights are departing. Tailwind's Bar & Bistro is available in the secured area.
Some of the most visible improvements include a new central space for concessions; the ticket counter area received new counters, along with related upgrade work; and Delta replaced self-check-in terminals. Changes to the passenger screening and meet and greet areas improve flow, new signage, restrooms and new furniture to complete the look. The baggage carousel area now has a high-tech screen advising passengers of area resources.
Airlines currently serving the Terminal offfer flights to Charlotte, Atlanta & Miami
American* - tel. 1-800-433-7300;
Delta* - tel. 1-800-221-1212 .
*NOTE: Delta, American (and the TSA checkpoint ) offer e-boarding passes on smart phones.