Located in Lake County, Illinois, the Waukegan National Airport has 188 based aircraft and approximately 50,500 annual aircraft operations. With over 3 million gallons of aviation fuel dispensed annually, the airport is a significant economic generator for the area. While it’s centralized location between Chicago and Milwaukee lends expediency to the business traveler as the North Shore’s Corporate Aviation Headquarters, the Airport is also in close proximity to large retailers such as Gurnee Mills and Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, as well as family entertainment at the Waukegan Marina on Lake Michigan, Six Flags Great America, and Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park.
Due to a well-trained maintenance staff, quality snow removal equipment, along with the Instrument Landing System, the main runway at the airport is seldom closed. The comment has often been made that if one can’t get into Waukegan National Airport then you can’t get in anywhere in northeast Illinois.
Waukegan National Airport has infrastructure in place to accommodate large corporate jet hangar sites through land lease or second party build-to-suit arrangements. Additional mid-size hangar development is currently on the drawing board. Please contact the Waukegan National Airport office at 847-244-0055 for further information.