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General Information

The Lawrence Municipal Airport (LWM), located at 492 Sutton Street, North Andover, MA 01845, is an important transportation resource, situated in the heart of Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.  Established in 1934, it is located minutes from both the Ward Hill and Lawrence Industrial Parks, providing air transport services to the region's employers for over 70 years.  Major companies in the tele-communications and defense industries consider LWM an integral part of their business operations.

The airfield can accommodate a full range of aircraft, from single and multi-engine planes to smaller jets and helicopters.  The Airport currently has over 200 based aircraft.  The main runway, 5/23, is 5001 feet long and 100 feet wide, with an instrument landing system (ILS).  The second runway, 14/32, is 3655 feet long and 100 feet wide.  There are five connecting taxiways, and all runways and taxiways are paved and lighted.  the control tower operates between the hours of 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, with pilot controlled lighting available at all hours.  A large terminal parking ramp provides ample overnight parking.  Both Jet-A and Avgas (100LL) fuels are available 24 hours per day on request.

Driving mileage from LWM:  Lowell - 15; Boston - 30; Worcester - 50; Nashua, NH - 26; Portsmouth, NH - 40; Portland, ME - 80. 

Economic Impact

Over 80 local and national firms use LWM for business travel.  The Airport's many corporate customers contribute a significant amount of economic activity in the Greater Lawrence area.  Companies, such as Aetna, Corning, New Balance and Raytheon are using the Airport to make their investments in the regional economy. 
As one out of 39 public-use airports in Massachusetts, Lawrence Municipal Airport is a reliever airport to Boston Logan International Airport.  Its economic impact ranges widely direct and indirect as a Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Update (2019) states. 

Business Opportunities

LWM is located near the Lawrence and Ward Hill Industrial Parks.  The Airport offers local businesses a quick, convenient and cost effective means of transporting their products, personnel and clients throughout the global marketplace.  For available opportunities please contact the Airport Manager.


The Environment

With the Merrimack River to its North and a drinking water supply to its South, the Airport has implemented safety measures to protect against damage to these critical natural resources.  Airport officials have implemented a full range of environmental protections.  Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs, HAZMAT safety procedures, and fuel tank upgrades will continue to ensure that the environment surrounding the Airport is protected.

Airport Management appreciates the importance of being a good neighbor.  We are working hard preserve the quality of life for area residents by utilizing noise reduction technology and practices.  Landscape buffers are used to screen Airport operations, providing a pleasing and natural visual barrier.  While residents are encouraged to visit the Airport, especially for special events such as air shows, the Airport's goal is to respect the quiet enjoyment of its neighbors.  Neighbors are encouraged to report problems to the Airport Manager so we can respond diligently and minimize disruptions to the resident's quality of life.  To assist the residents around the Lawrence Municipal Airport, we have prepared a site that shows the overlay of the Airport area with FAA's recommended standard aircraft traffic patterns. To view the overlay click on the link below.

Local Attractions

For comments or suggestions, contact the Airport Manager