Watsonville Municipal Airport
The City of Watsonville Municipal Airport is a division of the City’s Public Works & Utilities Department and is under the leadership of Airport Manager Rayvon Williams. You can visit the Airport’s website by clicking here.
Wastonville Municipal (KWVI) is a Regional General Aviation airport serving the business aviation requirements and recreational facilities of the City of Watsonville, County of Santa Cruz, and the Monterey Bay Area.
The Municipal Airport serves approximately 40 percent of all general aviation activities in the Monterey Bay area. General Aviation (GA) provides more than one percent of the United States’ gross dosmestic product (GDP), accounting for 1.3 million jobs in services and manufacturing. Locally the Municipal Airport creates employment, stimulates the Watsonville economy, serves as an important tool for business and is a critical element of our national airspace system. KWVI is one of over 5,000 airports in the United States available for public use by pilots.
The Municipal Airport, owned by the City of Watsonville, is a self sustaining “enterprise operation” with a staff of nine full time employees. The Airport is home to 333 aircraft and is used extensively by various businesses and specifically the agri-business community. The four runways (2-20 and 8-26) accommodate over 100,000 operations per year including an estimated 15,000 instrument approaches. The Airport has a National Weather Service Automated Surface Observation Station (ASOS) on the field.
The Municipal Airport’s Terminal building includes administrative offices, communications room and lobby area. An aviation themed restaurant and lounge is located within the terminal building. The Airport offers full service aircraft fueling support in addition to a self service fueling island.