On November 9, 2021, the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution to change the name of the Richard Lloyd Jones, Jr. Airport to Tulsa Riverside Airport. The new name will be effective January 1, 2022. The airport’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) code, RVS, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code, KRVS, will remain the same.
Tulsa Riverside Airport (RVS) opened July 3, 1958 in southwest Tulsa to serve as a reliever airport for Tulsa International Airport. At that time, this 752-acre facility had a single 4,000-foot (1,200 m) long runway, an aircraft ramp, and one concrete building.
Since then, the airport has grown to become a hub of business and economic activity for the Tulsa region. It now includes three runways, over two hundred commercial and private hangars, and over 500 based aircraft.
RVS is home to 350 employees, generating an annual economic output of $95 million. Aircraft operations (takeoffs / landings) totaled 199,880 in 2018, making RVS the busiest airport in the state and one of the top 60 busiest airports in the nation. Six flight schools along with over 500 based aircraft contribute to this high level of operations.
The airport drives economic activity in the region in a multitude of ways:
- The airport provides access to the nation’s air transportation system, allowing business owners to save time by making point to point travel.
- The airport’s flight schools make RVS a hub of flight training activity, bringing students from around the world to the Tulsa area.
Ground operations, hangar rentals, and engine maintenance and repair services are several of the services provided by businesses on airport property.
- The airport drives business to local suppliers of aircraft engine parts and interiors.
Stay current on RVS updates here.
The RVS Pilot Handbook, updated February 2021, can be found here.
View the Federal Aviation Administration’s “From the Flight Deck” video series feature of RVS here.
Tulsa Riverside Airport
Direct: (918) 299-5886