McCook Regional Airport
McCook Regional Airport, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, is located one half mile northeast of downtown McCook. The airport provides flight instruction, snow removal, storage, 100 octane and jet fuel, major
and minor repairs, ILS, Unicom, Automated Surface
Observation System, VOR., one Fixed Base Operator, one courtesy car, and weather information. The terminal building consists of a
lounge, rest rooms, and telephone.
The airport has two paved and lighted runways,12–30 (6,000′ x 100′) and 03–21 (4,000′ x 75′). The elevation at the airport is 2,579 feet, the latitude
is 40°12’36″N, and the longitude is 100°35’51″W. An $800,000 pavement repair and replacement project was completed in 2004. An instrument
landing system is scheduled to be installed in 2005.
Great Lakes Airlines
Great Lakes Airlines provides commercial air service to Denver, CO and Kansas City, MO from McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airoport. The McCook airport code is MCK.
Amtrak provides McCook with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. Amtrak has one train each way daily.
McCook is served by a main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad with approximately 24 freight trains daily. Switching is done by local switch crews and train crews on a 24-hour basis
McCook sits at the intersection of US Highway 83 north and south, and Highways 6 and 34 east and west. With easy access to both I-80 and I-70 in Kansas, McCook gives easy access for distribution to the Front Range and the entire Midwestern region of the United States.