Opened in 1960, Corpus Christi International Airport is a public airport in Texas. It is owned by the City of Corpus Christi and operated by Corpus Christi Department of Aviation.
CRP airport is six miles west of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas.The airport covers an area of 2,457 acres (994 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- In 2017, the airport had 97,012 aircraft operations, an average of 266 per day.
- For 2019-2023, Corpus Christi Airport is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers who’ve to board a flight are advised to be inside CRP Terminal at least 2 hours before their flight during peak times and 90 minutes otherwise, to account for TSA security wait times, and any possible delays.
- Travelers should make sure to carry the correct identification documents to avoid any hassles while traveling. For domestic travel - government-issued photo ID, and for international travel - a valid passport is mandatory.
- Before visiting the airport, please refer to the CRP Airport Map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up from outside the terminal.
- Visitors and drivers can use the short term parking lot to wait for their passenger. It is free for the first twenty minutes.
- Travelers can be dropped-off at the curbside, and remember there’s no stopping or parking allowed outside the terminal.
- Arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Corpus Christi Airport.
- Departing flights: The lists for scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays can be found under the departing flight status.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at CRP here.
Corpus Christi International Airport has one terminal with six gates, two of which (Gates 4 and 6) have direct access to the U.S. Customs office. The airport has five jetways and a sixth gate with stairs.
Corpus Christi International Airport serves three airlines - American Eagle, United Express, and Southwest Airlines.
The short-term parking lot at CRP is conveniently located across from the terminal.
First 20 minutes: Free
21 - 30 minutes: $1
Every additional half hour: $1
Per 24 hour periods: $10 maximum
Long-term parking lot at Corpus Christi Airport is an affordable and convenient option.
Each Hour: $1
Per 24 hour periods: $7 maximum
The rates for covered parking at CRP Airport are as follows.
Each Hour: $1.50
Per 24 hour periods: $8.50 maximum
From rental cars to limos to buses, and more, passengers have a variety of ground transportation options after arriving at the Corpus Christi airport. Also, many passengers also opt to ride services such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
Located in the baggage claim area, it’s easy to rent a car at CRP Airport. From Alamos to Avis to Dollar, and more, you can find providers for car rentals.
Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. A telephone call board in the baggage claim area is provided for instant contact with your hotel.
Limousine, Charter and Buses
A number of local companies offer limousine service, bus transportation for large groups to and from the downtown area, and sightseeing tours.
Amenities & Services
Corpus Christi International Airport offers myriad of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: 1000 International Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78406, USA
Phone: (361) 289 0171
Corpus Christi Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Corpus Christi International Airport was opened in 1960.
- In 1966 Trans-Texas Airways introduced nonstop Douglas DC-9-10s to Houston Hobby Airport in addition to Convair 600s nonstop to Houston, San Antonio and Harlingen.
- In 1966-67, for a year or so, Mexicana de Aviacion Douglas DC-6s flew nonstop to Monterrey three days a week, continuing to Mexico City.
- In 1974 Texas International Airlines was flying Douglas DC-9-10s between Corpus Christi and Mexico City via McAllen, TX and DC-9s twice a week to Tampico and Veracruz via McAllen in 1975.
- On March 1, 1977, Southwest Airlines began serving Corpus Christi as an intrastate airline.
- In 1993 Delta turned its Corpus Christi-Dallas/Fort Worth service over to Delta Connection.
- On June 7, 2018 United Airlines began flying a daily Airbus A319 to Houston (IAH).
- On August 10, 2019, The Dallas Love Field-Corpus Christi route operated by Southwest Airlines began with one daily round-trip flight between the cities each Saturday.