The Bentonville Municipal (KVBT) airport runway is scheduled to be closed from May 1 through June 10, 2023, for widening and grooving. This will allow for our runway to be widened to 75 feet and will improve safety for landing and taking off for all aircraft. Rain days will not count against their construction days, so the day closure could be longer. A night closure will happen for an additional 30 days following the widening.

The FBO has informed that the flight school and club will operate from KROG during the closure, and the retail space, club lounge, and LOUISE restaurant at the Fieldhouse will remain open during this time. They will also provide full service for rotorcraft of all types throughout the closure.



The Airport Advisory Board meets on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise mentioned in Announcements. Check back often as dates could change.

The next regular Airport Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 3:00pm.  This meeting will be held at City Hall - Planning Commission Chambers - 305 SW "A" Street   A Zoom option will be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Shepherd, Administrative Assistant, at:, or by phone at (479) 271-3131.  

To register early, please use the following link:

Louise Thaden Field

The Bentonville Municipal Airport - Louise M. Thaden Field, houses 56 single engine, 5 multi-engine aircraft and 2 Helicopters (Airport Master Plan Final Report July 2016). The newly constructed main terminal has a: 

  • Breaks / concessions room
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Conference room
  • Pilots lounge
  • Restrooms

Hangar Information

The City of Bentonville owns one enclosed t-hangar with six units and one open t-hangar with five units. There are five private box hangars of various sizes and a sixth enclosed t-hangar with eight units.

Louise Thaden Field aerial shot



  • 2500 SW Aviation Street
  • Acres: 140
  • Approach Lighting: REILS
  • Approach: GPS WASS, Non-precision
  • Elevation 1296
  • Fuel: 100LL and Jet A
  • Latitude: 36-20-44.5750N
  • Longitude: 094-13-09.6420W
  • Runway ID: 18/36
  • Runway Length 4,426 feet
  • Runway Width: 65 feet
  • Surface Type: Asphalt
  • Weather: AWOS-3


  • Airplane Rental
  • Airplane Sales
  • Cargo Services
  • Charter Services
  • Courtesy Car
  • Flight Instruction

For car rentals, lodging, and restaurant information, check with the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce at 479-273-2841 or the Visit Bentonville (Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau) at 479-271-9153.

More Information

For more information, email Chad Cox, Executive Director at Summit Aviation, at, or call him at 479-254-0817.

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Lease - State of Interest Form

Fill this form to express a Statement of Interest for Leases at the Bentonville Municipal Airport.