As part of the Corpus Christi MSA, the region offers every major form of transportation including highways, rail, deep water and barge shipping, ground distribution and air. Businesses in Aransas County
benefit from excellent highway connectivity, ground, rail and air.
Aransas County Airport (RKP) is located in the northern section of the county. The airport operates two lighted runways, lighted taxiways and other facilities at the airport as well as future sites for development. The longest runway at RKP(14-32), is 5,600 ft. long and 100 ft. wide and accommodates all aircraft up to 160,000 lbs dual tandem axles. The airport is an all-weather airport with multiple published IFR approaches, including GPS/LPV published approaches to all Runway.
Aransas County is approximately 40 miles from Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) with daily flights provided by American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
Victoria Regional Airport (VCT) is 65 miles from Aransas County. This towered, fully operational FAA Part 139 airport provides scheduled commercial air service. Victoria Regional Airport is 65 miles from Aransas County.
The Aransas County Navigation District manages the navigable waterways around Aransas County including Rockport Harbor, Fulton Harbor, and Cove Harbor.
The Port of Corpus Christi is just 25 miles from Aransas County. The Port has been in operation since 1926 and has since become the largest port in the United States, based on total revenue tonnage, and the nations largest energy export gateway. The port boasts a 54 foot deep channel, railway access, and a location adjacent to Interstate 37 and Highway181.
Aransas County is served by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, a 12-ft deep barge canal connecting the Gulf of Mexico ports and river highways to the Great Lakes.
Bypass Highway 35 provides direct access to Aransas County with more than
22,000 vehicles traveling in average daily traffic. This highway is the leading
connectivity to State Highways 77, 181, 59 (later to be IH 69), 239, 44 and 359 in addition to Interstate-37 to San Antonio and Interstate-69 to Brownsville.
The Corpus Christi MSA has three Class I railroads including BNSF – Burlington Northern Santa Fe, UP – Union Pacific and KCS – Kansas City Southern. The southern portion of Aransas County is served by a single UP spur that connects to the mainline.
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