Sioux Gateway Airport

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Airport Overview

Also known as Colonel Bud Day Field, Sioux Gateway Airport is a public and military use airport in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is owned by the Sioux Gateway Airport Authority.

SUX airport is located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) south of the central business district of Sioux City, just west of Sergeant Bluff. It covers an area of 2,460 acres (996 ha).

SUX Airport Stats & Facts

  • On May 25, 2002, the airport was named in honor of United States Air Force Colonel George Everette "Bud" Day, a Sioux City, Iowa native who is the only person ever awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Air Force Cross.
  • For 2011-2015, The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.
  • In June 2011, work was completed on a $6.2 million remodeling of the 58-year-old terminal building.
  • The Sioux Gateway Airport is home to the 185th Air Refueling Wing (185 ARW), an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained unit of the Iowa Air National Guard.
  • The airport sells merchandise with the words "Fly SUX".

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are recommended to arrive 90 minutes before scheduled departure for domestic travel and 2 hours prior to departure for international travel.
  • Travelers who need to check a bag and/or obtain a boarding pass, must be at the terminal a minimum of 45 minutes prior to their flight’s departure.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the SUX Airport map.
  • To ensure a smooth check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the curbside outside the terminal building.
  • However, no parking, stopping, or unattended vehicles are allowed outside the terminal.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Sioux Gateway Airport.
  • For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
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Airport Terminals

There is one main terminal at Sioux Gateway Airport. It opens at 4:00am and closes after the arrival of the final flight.

For more information, refer to the SUX Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

Two airlines are served at Sioux Gateway Airport - American Eagle and United Express.

Airport Parking

As per the convenience, travelers can choose between short-term and long-term parking available at Sioux Gateway Airport.

Short-Term Parking


First 30 minutes - Free

31 to 60 minutes - $3.75

1 hour to 2 hours - $5.00

2 hours to 3 hours - $6.25

3 hours to 4 hours - $8.75

Maximum per day over 4 hours - $10.00

Long-Term Parking


first 30 minutes - Free

31 to 60 minutes - $3.00

1 hour to 2 hours - $4.00

2 hours to 3 hours - $5.00

Maximum per day over 3 hours - $7.00

Ground Transport

There are many ways passengers can get from Sioux Gateway Airport. From rental cars to taxis, plus more, travelers can choose among a variety of options available after arriving at the airport.

Car Rental

Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, etc. are some of the renowned providers for rental cars at SUX Airport.


Taxi is one of the fastest ways to leave Sioux Gateway Airport but not necessarily the fastest way to get to your destination. Some of the well-known companies include Siouxland Taxi, Taxi Express, Dadi taxi, etc.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a great stay, Sioux Gateway Airport provides a myriad of amenities and services including:

  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Work stations.
  • Telephone service.
  • Café and Gift Shop.
  • Multiple art installations on display.

Contact Information

Address: 2403 Aviation Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51111, USA


Phone: (712) 279 6165

Sioux Gateway Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In March 1942, the construction of Sioux City Army Air Base began about three months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Opened on July 5, 1942, it became a major training center during World War II for crewmen of B-24 Liberators and B-17 Flying Fortresses.
  • In December 1945, Sioux City Army Air Base closed.
  • Sioux City Air Base was one of the first Air Force Reserve bases established after the war, and in December 1946, the 185th Iowa Air National Guard unit was established at Sioux City.
  • By the mid-1960s, ADC was reducing its forces and on April 1, 1966, the 31st AD was reassigned and the airport was turned over to the Air Force Reserve and Iowa Air National Guard for limited military use.
  • In October 2007, Frontier Airlines began service with two daily flights between its Denver hub and Sioux City.
  • In April 2008, Frontier announced it would be ending service to Sioux City on May 12, citing economic conditions after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • American currently operates three daily flights from Sioux Gateway to Chicago O'Hare, and one daily flight from Sioux Gateway to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
  • In the year ending November 30, 2012, the airport had 18,258 aircraft operations: an average of 50 per day.

Maps, Airlines & Amenities

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Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX) Terminals

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Sioux Gateway Airport Q&A

The ticket counter opens 2 hours prior to each scheduled departure.
Yes. While the official name is Sioux Gateway Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code SUX.
You can fly to many cities from SUX Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
No. The airport opens daily at 4:00am. The Airport is locked after all passengers have departed the terminal following the 10pm final landing of the night.

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