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Bend Municipal Airport

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A gateway to Central Oregon for general and business aviation.

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Located on approximately 420 acres, five miles northeast of Bend, Oregon, the Bend Municipal Airport (KBDN) caters to the needs of general aviators, hosts two flight training schools, and is home to numerous businesses. Their combined operations make Bend the third busiest airport in the state in terms of takeoffs and landings.

If you’re looking for the closest airport with commercial service, Roberts Field in Redmond, Oregon is located about 20 minutes to the north and offers flights to most western airline hubs. You can find more information on Roberts Field at


The Oregon Department of Aviation classifies Bend Municipal Airport as a Category 2, High Activity Business and General Aviation airport. The airport has a single 5,260-foot runway and full length dual parallel taxiways.

In 2017 construction was completed on a separate 8-acre Helicopter Operations Area improving safety and increasing capacity by separating fixed and rotor wing operations. This area opens up an additional 500,000 square feet of developable land for dedicated rotor wing operators and service companies.

Bend Municipal Airport by the Numbers:

  • Total size: Approximately 420 Acres
  • 60 acres available for development
  • 2.8 million square feet of ground leased space
  • 2.6 million square feet of leasable space
  • 78 City-owned leased hangar spaces totaling 139,000 square feet
  • 58,000 square feet of leased plane and vehicle parking


Bend Municipal Airport is home to over 240 aircraft. Whether you’re based at the airport or just visiting, stay up to date on weather, traffic patterns, fixed base operators, and other news via the Pilot Information page. Check back often for updates or changes.

For information on hangars and your placement on the hanger waitlist, go to hangar availability/waitlist.


Employers at the Bend Airport play a vital role in the region’s continued economic growth and diversification. From aircraft manufacturing and design to flight training and charter operations, the following companies employ nearly 500 people and contribute nearly $25 million in payroll annually:

Advanced Aviation logo. AirLink logo. Central Oregon Community College logo.
Electronics International logo. Epic Aircraft logo. Gibson Air Service logo.
High Desert Soaring Club logo. KT Flying and Transport logo. Leading Edge logo.
Oxford Corporate logo. The Pickled Pig logo. Precision Flight logo.
Snowline Manufacturing logo. Windward Performance logo. X-Air Ls logo.

Looking to Expand or Relocate Your Business?

Bend Municipal Airport is an attractive site for new development or business expansion, with 60 acres of developable land, 2.6 million square feet of leasable space with runway access, and an additional 500,000 square feet of leasable space associated with the new Helicopter Operations Area.

Employers seeking to make significant investment in new operations or expansion at the airport may be able to take advantage of Enterprise Zone tax exemptions. Click here to find more about the Enterprise Zone program and eligibility requirements.

For more information on doing business at Bend Municipal Airport, contact airport staff directly.


The site was developed and used for pilot training throughout World War II. Following the war, the airstrip was maintained by the City of Bend for general use.

By the 1970's, it was clear that the Bend Municipal Airport was becoming a part of the transportation network for Central Oregon and development of a comprehensive Airport Master Plan was undertaken in 1979. This plan established much of the direction for development at the airport and forecasted significant growth in activity at the Bend Airport in coming years. This early Master Plan, however, was completed while General Aviation was booming across the country.

A downturn in the economy affected General Aviation in the 1980's and through the early 1990's. As a result, the forecast growth in demand at the airport did not materialize. That all changed by the late 1990's and General Aviation began a significant resurgence that continues today with increased business and corporate aviation travel into and out of Bend.


Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is the airport identifier?

  • What is the AWOS frequency and phone number?

  • What is the Unicom frequency?

  • How long is the runway?

  • Is the airport lighted?

  • Is auxiliary power for my aircraft available?

  • Does the airport provide de-icing and Oxygen serving?

  • Does the airport have self serve fueling for 100LL and Jet A?

  • Does the airport have fuel delivery by truck?

  • Where do I rent a car?

  • Does the airport have courtesy cars or Uber/Lyft?

  • Are there food services at the airport?

  • Are there maintenance facilities on the airport?

  • How do I build a hangar on the airport?

  • Where can I get my plane painted?

  • I want to move my business to Bend. Who should I contact?

  • What are the overnight tie down charges and where do I park?

  • Can I camp overnight on the airport?

  • How far is it to Downtown Bend?

We have a fabulous FBO operator who can provide up to the minute information. Don’t hesitate to contact them at (541) 388-0019 or

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