Clinton National Airport, also known as Adams Field, Little Rock Municipal Airport, is a national airport on the east side of Little Rock, Arkansas.
LIT is operated by the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission. Clinton National Airport covers an area of 2,000 acres (809 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- LIT Airport served more than 2.1 million passengers in the year spanning from March 2009 through to February 2010, making it the largest commercial airport in Arkansas.
- For 2019-2023, Clinton National Airport is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, in which it is categorized as a small-hub primary commercial service facility.
- It hosts six airlines with dozens of daily departures and nonstop service to 14 destinations.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Clinton National Airport is open 24/7, but airlines, concessions, and rental cars have their own operating hours.
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to departure for check-in and security screening.
- Travelers of age 18 and over must show a photo ID issued by the federal or state government that contains your name, date of birth, gender, and expiration date.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the LIT Airport map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Arriving passengers may be picked up at baggage claim curbside, which is entrance D.
- For convenience, drivers may use the cell phone lot, located on East Roosevelt Road, west of the terminal near the west runway while awaiting an arriving passenger. The lot allows drivers to temporarily park at no charge until a passenger exits the aircraft, collects baggage and calls to be picked up at curbside.
- Passengers may be dropped off at the curbside in front of Clinton National Airport.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Little Rock Airport arrival times, gate info., delays, and time to land.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, flight delays, departure times, gate information, and map tracking.
- Book a flight at LIT, to get the best deals.
Clinton National Airport has a single terminal with 12 gates. Six gates are along the length of the terminal (three on either side) and a rotunda at the end has six more.
To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the LIT Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at LIT Airport include Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines.
Clinton Little Rock Airport offers long and short-term surface lots and a covered parking deck featuring access to the terminal via an enclosed sky bridge.
West Short-Term Lot
$1 per 20 minutes
$13 Maximum per 24 hour day
East Short-Term Lot
$1 per 20 minutes
$13 Maximum per 24 hour day
South Long Term Lot
$1 per 20 minutes
$10 Maximum per 24 hour day
Many ground transportation options are available for passengers after arriving at the airport including buses, rental cars, taxis, etc. They can choose according to their convenience and requirement.
The various car rentals options available at Clinton National Airport include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar, and more.
Public bus transportation is available through Rock Region Metro. A bus stop is located adjacent to the shuttle pick-up area. Passengers can use the Exit D near carousel 3, follow the crosswalk, and find the bus stop sign just north of the shuttle waiting area.
Taxi service is available outside of Exit H on the west side of bag claim, which is closest to carousel 1.
Amenities & Services
To make your stay amazing, Clinton National Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 1 Airport Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
Phone: (501) 372 3439
Clinton Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Little Rock's first airport opened in 1917 and was formally known as the Little Rock Intermediate Air Depot, operated by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
- In 1926, the Federal Government acquired property to provide support and landing facilities for the 154th Observation Squadron of the Arkansas National Guard at the site.
- Between the two World Wars, the airport grew from 40 acres to 640 acres, from one sod runway to three hard-surfaced runways, and rapidly became a key center for commercial and military air service.
- In 1930, the citizens of Little Rock purchased the airfield and by 1931, commercial air service by American Airways (now American Airlines) had begun.
- In 1953, the airport received major runway improvements and the first Instrument Landing System (ILS) was installed soon after.
- Throughout the 1990s, more than $170 million in capital improvements were made at Little Rock National to ensure that the facility would continue to serve its customers in the new century.
- In 2012, the airport was renamed Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
- In 2014, the airport announced a concourse renovation as part of the 2020 Vision Plan.
Q: Is Clinton National Airport the same as LIT?
A: Yes. While the official name is Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code LIT.
Q: Does Little Rock airport conduct student tours?
A: No. Clinton National Airport doesn’t conduct student educational tours.
Q: What cities can I fly to from LIT?
A: You can fly to many cities from LIT Airport. To see where you can fly, please have a look at our direct flights page.
Q: How do I get a wheelchair at Clinton National Airport?
A: Wheelchair service is provided by the airlines. Please make your arrangements in advance when you book your flight.
Q: Is smoking allowed in the terminal?
A: No. Neither cigarettes are sold nor allowed smoking anywhere in the terminal. Designated smoking areas are located outside in front of the terminal and on the east and west sides of the terminal.
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