Key West International Airport (IATA: EYW, ICAO: KEYW, FAA LID: EYW) is a county-owned public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district of Key West, in Monroe County, Florida, United States.
The IATA code starts from the second letter of the name (Key West) because initial "K" is a reserved block; the ICAO code restores the K in the identification as "K" is the first position ICAO code used for airports located in the Continental United States.
Flights departing from EYW often have strict weight or baggage restrictions due to the short length of the runway.
Famous quotes containing the words key, west and/or airport:
“The knight slew the dragon,
The lady was gay,
They rode on together,
—Unknown. This Is the Key (l. 3841)
“The very nursery tales of this generation were the nursery tales of primeval races. They migrate from east to west, and again from west to east; now expanded into the tale divine of bards, now shrunk into a popular rhyme.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Airplanes are invariably scheduled to depart at such times as 7:54, 9:21 or 11:37. This extreme specificity has the effect on the novice of instilling in him the twin beliefs that he will be arriving at 10:08, 1:43 or 4:22, and that he should get to the airport on time. These beliefs are not only erroneous but actually unhealthy.”
—Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)