Ariel photo of Solar Farms and the approach end of Runway 9 at the Lakeland Airport

One Choice Close to it All!

Situated in the heart of Florida along the I-4 corridor Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is midway between Tampa and Orlando with easy access to I-4 via the Polk Parkway. LAL is owned and operated by the City of Lakeland, which is governed by a seven-member board (the Mayor of the City of Lakeland, and six other members who are elected by the constituency). The Airport is managed by the Airport Director who reports to the City Manager. Please use the below links to access additional information regarding Lakeland Linder International Airport.


   Administrative Documents       Airport Advisory Board       Airport Master Plan       Airport Projects       Air Service Development 


   Flight Information       Ground Transportation       Pilot Information       UAS Information 


Fast Facts

- Home to the world famous NOAA Hurricane Hunters.

- Economic impact to the region is over $574 Million (2019 FDOT Economic Impact Study).

- FAA Part 139 Certificated Airport (capable of accepting air carrier aircraft).

- Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) Index B Services, Index C Services available on Request. 

- Over 125,000 aircraft operations annually, 112th busiest airport in the United States.

- Over 240 based aircraft including 42 jets / turbo prop aircraft.

- Home to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Polk State College - Aerospace programs.


Development Targets 

- Air Service

- Increased MRO Activity 

- Domestic and International Air Cargo

- Increased Military and General Aviation (GA) Operations

- Educational Opportunities


Employment Information

- For employment opportunities with airlines, concessionaires, TSA, rental car companies, or other tenants at LAL please contact them directly.

- For employment opportunities with LAL please visit the City of Lakeland's Employment Services webpage at lakelandgov.net/employmentservices/ for more information and job postings. 


Collegiate Internship Program

The Internship Program at LAL is designed  to provide an all-around introduction to professional airport management and operations at a public use airport. Duties generally include airport management functions, airfield operations, airport maintenance activities (including operation of maintenance equipment), airport finance and budgeting, marketing and public relations, aircraft rescue and fire fighting, and other special projects. Students may also receive academic credit for their participation in the program and are encouraged to reach out to their academic adviser for more information. Those interested in the program are asked to e-mail lakelandairport@lakelandgov.net at least one semester prior to the desired internship time frame.



Lakeland Linder International Airport is constantly working towards our goal to have an informed and engaged citizenry. The Airport's website is just one tool developed to provide accessible information for all citizens. Please contact the Airport Administration Office at 863-834-3298 or lakelandairport@lakelandgov.net, to advise what, if any inaccessible feature you may have encountered.