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Golden Triangle Regional Airport

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Golden Triangle Regional Airport (IATA code: GTR) is a public airport in Lowndes County, Mississippi, in the United States.

Commercial operations at GTR are run by one carrier, Express Jet, which is operated by Delta Connection. Other operations at the airport include private charter flights and military aviation.


The airport is located about midway between the cities of Starkville, Columbus, and West Point, and serves the greater Golden Triangle region of Mississippi, as well as parts of West Alabama.


Facilities Include:

Wi-Fi: free Wi-Fi is available in the terminal.

Eating and shopping: Vending machines are located in the centre of the downstairs lobby and in the boarding area.

TSA PreCheck is avialable at GTR. For more information, click here.

Travel Information

For domestic flights, travellers are advised to arrive at the airport 1 hour prior scheduled departure, and 1½ hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure for international destinations. Airline ticket counters close 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Lounges Include:

There are no lounges currently available at GTR.


image of the one tarmac runway at GTR

Image Credit: Golden Triangle Regional Airpot

The airport has one runway, 18/36, which has an asphalt surface measuring 8,002 by 150 feet (2,439 x 46 m). In 2003, the runway was repaved and strengthened to support larger commercial aircraft up to a Boeing 757. In the same year, an new air traffic control tower was also opened.


There is one terminal building. The GTR airport terminal offers comfortable seating with flat screen televisions. A 6,000 square foot expansion was completed in 2010, expanding the post-screening waiting area and providing 150 seats, vending machines and restroom facilities.

Airlines that fly to Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Only one carrier, Delta Connection, currently offers commercial flights to/from the GTR. For more information, including Delta's check-in times and baggage allowance, follow the link below:

Airline Destinations About
Delta Connection Atlanta Intentional Airport, Georgia Delta Connection is the regional airline brand name for America airline Delta Airlines.

Delta Connection flies from GTR to Atlanta, where it has its largest Hub.

From Atlanta, connections can be made to destinations across America.

How to get to Golden Triangle Regional Airport

By Shuttle

There is a free shuttle service to and from Starkville. The GTRA Express provides a free service for all Monday - Sunday Arrival & Departures. The schedule will shift based on actual flight arrival times. More information can be found here.

By Car

Golden Triangle Regional Airport has parking located next to the terminal building.

Directions from Columbus: Follow the US Highway 82 West 8.7 miles to Airport Rd. (MS Hwy. 791). Turn left (south) and go 2.2 miles to the airport terminal.

Directions from Starkville: Follow the US Highway 82 East 10.5 miles to Airport Rd. (MS Hwy. 791). Turn right (south) and go 2.2 miles to the airport terminal.

Directions from West Point: Follow the US Highway 45 Alternate South 8.5 miles to US Hwy. 82. Turn left (east) and go 4 miles to Airport Rd. (MS Hwy. 791). Turn right (south) and go 2.2 miles to the airport terminal.

By Car Rental

There are three car rental companies with counters in the terminal building, near baggage claim. These companies are: Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise.