TKI: About Us

Airport History

McKinney National Airport has a long history of safe air transportation. From the first flight in 1912 to the current development that will enable us to accommodate virtually any aircraft, we have maintained our commitment to supporting business and personal aviation in the North Texas region. 

We're still at it - the City of McKinney has a serious commitment to expanding this North Texas aviation resource as our regional community continues to grow and prosper.


The McKinney National Airport (TKI) is a division of the City of McKinney, Texas and is a major economic driver for the area.

Airport Master Plan

An airport master plan provides a road map for efficiently meeting aviation demand through the foreseeable future while preserving the flexibility necessary to respond to changing industry conditions.  The master plan also provides guidelines for adhering to appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Texas Department of Transportation - Aviation Division (TxDOT) standards. The FAA recommends that airports updated their master plan every 7-10 years to address local changes.

Master Plan Purpose

The goal of a master plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will allow the airport to keep pace with aviation growth and demand cost effectively, while also considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts. Master Plans also provide the airport with the tools to react to uncertainties by examining key trends in the aviation industry, such as changing airline business models, improvements in technology and local/regional economics that could affect airport activity.

Airport Layout Plan

An Airport Layout Plan (ALP) is a scaled drawing depicting existing and proposed future facilities and property necessary to the operation and development of the airport. An ALP is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the ALP must be approved before development can begin. The ALP is updated to reflect the results of the Master Plan.