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Scholes International Airport is a public use airport however at this time we do not have commercial air service. The closest airport with commercial air service is William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), located in Houston, Texas, about 40 minutes from Galveston.
If you are taking a cruise out of Galveston, Hobby Airport has many shuttle services that will transport you directly to the cruise terminal.
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A fixed base operator (FBO) is a commercial business that operates on the airport and provides support services to general aviation operators such as fuel services, tie downs, window washing, rental cars, and much more. The FBO at Scholes Airport is Galveston Aviation Services, 409-744-9000.
Yes! These services can be reserved through the following businesses.
Galveston Helicopters, 409-750-1699
Skydive Galveston, 409-420-6231
You must give notification to the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) if you intend to fly your drone, also known as unmanned aircraft system UAS, within 5 miles of the airport. Contact our Air Traffic Control Tower at 409-741-0925 to obtain clearance. If you receive the ATCT voicemail, leave a message with your contact and flight information.
As federal regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, are still evolving, it's critical to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Scholes International Airport advises commercial and recreational UAS operators to always check the Federal Aviation Administration UAS web page for any new updates regarding UAS policies and procedures.
Helpful LinksKnow Before You Fly
UAS Model Aircraft
FAA Drone Zone
Take I-45 south exit at 61st Street. Take a right on 61st Street until you dead end into Seawall Boulevard. Take a right at Seawall Boulevard toward 83rd Street. Take a right at 83rd Street, continuing to the 4th stop sign (0.9 of a mile) and U-turn onto Terminal Drive. The terminal building will be on your right. A free parking lot is available to the right of the terminal building. The circular drive is for 15-minute passenger loading/unloading only.