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.
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|| Airport Advisory Board
|| Airport Master Plan
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|| Air Service Development
- 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.
- Air Service
- Increased MRO Activity
- Domestic and International Air Cargo
- Increased Military and General Aviation (GA) Operations
- Educational Opportunities
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least one semester prior to the desired internship time frame.