Flights To Morehead City NC On Commercial Airlines

Are there any commercial airline flights directly to Morehead City NC in Carteret County? There are no commercial flights to Morehead City NC because the only airport in the county is a general aviation airport catering to private jets, airplanes, and helicopters.

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The closest regional airports which have commercial services to Morehead City are Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern NC which is a 35-40 minute drive to the local area, and Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville NC which is a 1 hour and 10 minute drive to the local area. The closest international airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh NC which is a 3.1 hour drive to the local area using Highway 70 (future Interstate 42).


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What May Be Changing Soon

The Town of Morehead City NC is a central business district of the county and largest town in the area making it a travel destination for people looking to conduct business in the local area. Furthermore, the local area is a perennial tourism destination for vacationers and travelers from all over the world who come to experience our pristine nourished beaches and small town secluded atmosphere.

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As of the date this article was written in 2020, Interstate 42 is being built which will provide a much faster route to areas like Raleigh, Durham, Chapel-Hill, and the Triad of NC. Once Interstate 42 is completed, communities in the county will grow and develop very fast as new industry moves in to the area, along with a growing population. The projected completion date for Interstate 42 is 2028.

Given Interstate 42 and new development, we expect to see the local airport in Beaufort NC being expanded dramatically, or a new airport being built somewhere in the county which will handle commercial airline service. At this point, there will be direct flights to Morehead City NC.

However, if you’re flying in to the Morehead City area by private charter jet or helicopter, the FBO at the local airport has facilities setup for fuel, rental cars, and other private aviation services.

Information And Discussions

When direct commercial flights to Morehead City NC do become available, what airline carriers do you hope and foresee moving in to the area to provide services?

Do you believe the Beaufort airport can be expanded to handle commercial jet traffic? If not, where in the county do you foresee a new airport being built?

Considering Interstate 42 completion, do you believe the county will ever see locally based flights to and from the area to central airport hubs in Charlotte, Raleigh, and the Triad?

What else do you want to discuss which is related to commercial aviation services we did not touch on in this article?

Michael Sharp

Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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