About TIW

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The Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW) is a public 568-acre general aviation facility. TIW is Pierce County's primary business jet facility. Approximately 190 aircraft are based at the airport and nearly 94,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) occur each year. 
TIW is located four miles west of Tacoma and one mile southwest of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Pierce County purchased the airport from the City of Tacoma in 2008.


The Tacoma Narrows Airport runway is 5,002 feet long and 100 feet wide. It is capable of handling all general aviation aircraft, from light sport to large business jets. 


  • Aircraft repair and maintenance
  • Aircraft storage and parking
  • Aviation fuel and oil sales
  • Avionics repair
  • Charter and business flights
  • Flight supplies and equipment
  • Flight training
  • Restaurant with observation deck seating

Pilot Operations

  • ATIS: 124.05
  • UNICOM: 122.95
  • GND: 121.8
  • Tower/CTAF: 118.5
  • APP/DEP: 120.1
  • Approaches:
    • Rwy 17:
    • ILS, RNAV (GPS)
    • Rwy 35:
    • RNAV (GPS), NDB
  • Latitude: N 47° 16.69'
  • Longitude: W 122° 34.69'
  • ASOS: (253) 858-6507
  • Fuel: Jet A, 100LL
  • Runway 17/35: 5002' x 100', Asphalt
  • Taxiway: 5002' x 75'
  • Pavement Load Limit:
    Variable, Check A/FD
  • Elevation: 294' MSL
  • TPA: 1294' MSL (1,000' AGL)
  • Left traffic 17; Right traffic 35
  • Approach Lights:
    • Rwy 17: MALSR, PAPI (3°)
    • Rwy 17 MALSR/PAPI via PCL (CTAF)
    • Rwy 35: REIL, VASI (3°)
  • Runway Lights: MIRL (dusk to dawn)
  • Taxiway Lights: Dusk to dawn
  • Tower Open: 0800-2000 Local Time


  • Jet A via FBOs
  • 100LL via FBOs or via 24/7 self-serve facility with credit card (self-serve located on north apron)

Flight training 

For specific business information, see the Businesses at TIW page.


This is a noise sensitive airport as we are surrounded by neighborhoods. Deer are in the vicinity of the airport.

International Operations

This is a customs landing rights airport. Customs is available only by advance appointment. Contact customs at (253) 593-6338, Extension 2.

Rules & Regulations

The Tacoma Narrows Airport Rules & Regulations were updated in July 2017.

Snow Control Plan

The Snow Control Plan states the roles, responsibilities and actions that will occur during snow events.

Pilot-Tenant Meetings

Pilot-Tenant meetings are held on an as-needed basis and not on a regular schedule. An Alert will be issued whenever a meeting is planned; the date, time, and location will also be posted here.

Hold Event at Airport

If you want to hold an event at the airport, please fill out the Event Application and submit to Pierce County Planning and Public Works at least 90 days prior to your event date.

Additional Information

Learn more about the history of TIW.

Contact Us
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Phone (253) 798-8550
Billing (253) 798-2576
Airport Manager
(253) 798-8551
After Hours Emergency 
(253) 798-6000
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
1202 26th Ave. NW Ste. 201
Gig Harbor, WA 98335