Northwest Arkansas Airport is a public airport in the United States. It is located 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) northwest of Fayetteville, and 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) northwest of Springdale, an important industrial city.
XNA Airport is owned and operated by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority. It covers an area of 2,184 acres (884 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- For 2019–2023, it is in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, Northwest Arkansas Airport is categorized as a small-hub primary commercial service facility.
- XNA is the busiest airport all year long in terms of passengers travelling every year.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The flight schedules at XNA airport vary in general but service flights mostly all day long. You have to contact your airline to confirm how early you must arrive. TSA checkpoints open at 3:45 am for the early morning flights.
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at the airport at least 120 minutes before the scheduled flight departure.
- Please take a look at the XNA Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- For drop off and pick-up of passengers, a quick stop at curbside is permitted; waiting and parking is prohibited in front of the terminal.
- Since federal regulations do not allow vehicles to wait for long periods at the terminal curbs, drivers can wait for arrivals in the free Cell Phone Lot, located across from the circle road and the Economy Parking Lot.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides NorthWest Arkansas Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- To get the best fares book a flight at XNA Airport here.
Northwest Arkansas Airport has a main terminal with 14 gates on one concourse.
For more information, please refer to the XNA Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at NorthWest Arkansas Airport include Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and more.
View the full list of airlines served at XNA here.
The hourly Parking lot is one of the most convenient parking options at XNA Airport. There is free parking for the first 30 minutes.
$2.00 for 30 to 60 minutes
$16 for 4 hours to 12 hours
$24 over 24 hours
Short term and long term parking
Another comfortable option to park at NorthWest Arkansas Airport is the short term and long term parking. After the first thirty minutes, both parking options are paid.
$6 per day
For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.
The rental car agencies maintain an office in the baggage claim area of the NorthWest Arkansas Airport. Avis, Budget, Hertz, are some of the well-known providers of rental cars.
Taxis at XNA Airport can be found at the North end of the baggage claim at Door #1.
Buses & Trains
Express Shuttle Bus is located behind Door number 1, across from oversize baggage. Their routes are to and from the airport for Bentonville, Bella Vista, Centerton, Fayetteville, Johnson, Lowell.
Amenities & Services
To help you have an amazing stay, NorthWest Arkansas Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Shopping, dining, and restaurants.
- Stores, sitting areas, nursing rooms, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Free WiFi internet service is available throughout the terminal.
- Animal services, play areas, quiet rooms.
Address: One Airport Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712, USA.
Phone: (479) 205 1000 /fax 1001
NorthWest Arkansas Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- XNA airport was opened in November 1998. The airlines shifted to the current area from Fayetteville's Drake Field, which was small for a constantly growing region.
- Airport officials gave an announcement in 2007 regarding new construction of a concourse costing between $20–$25 million. The airport previously had 12 airplane parking positions and completed the ticket counter expansion project in 2010.
- The airport was earlier known as the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and Northwest Arkansas National airport was finalised in 2019. It was changed to attract people and airline services.
- In 2011, the original runway built in 1998 needed reconstruction in 2011 in Portland cement concrete. Because it was the only one runway, another temporary was required to maintain the services during the reconstruction process.
- There was a proposed access road that connected the airport with the new bypass as part of the half- cent statewide sales tax continuation amendment.