Bellingham International Airport

KBLI · Washington, United States

About Bellingham International Airport

Type Midsized airport
Open since November 1938
Coordinates (ARP) 48.79269, -122.53753   484734N 1223215W
Variation 15.5° E (2024)
Timezone Los_Angeles (-8 h)
Local time Feb 27, 2024 12:51
Fuel types
100LL 100LL gasoline, low lead (Blue)
A Jet A, Kerosene (-40°C)
Usage Public (Joint use)
Operations (annual) 74,401 (December 31, 2018)
Based aircraft 159
Airport status Operational
Source FAA (Effective date February 22, 2024)


ID True Heading Magnetic Heading Length Width Surface Latitude Longitude
16 180° 164° 6,699 ft 151 ft Asphalt 48.8019 -122.5376
34 360° 344° 48.7835 -122.5375

Do not use for flight planning
The airport may be closed or require prior permission. Magnetic headings are calculated from true headings using the WMM 2020 model.

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Bellingham International Airport

Bellingham International Airport is a midsized airport in Washington, United States. The airport is located at latitude 48.79269 and longitude -122.53753. The airport has one runway: 16/34. The ICAO airport code of this field is KBLI. The local airport ID (FAA LID) of this airport is BLI. The airport's IATA code is BLI. Nearby other airfields are Cutty Field, Horse Fly Airport, Meadowmist Airport, Floathaven Airstrip Airport and Eliza Island Airport.

Bellingham International Airport publishes a METAR. The flight information region (FIR) is Seattle.

Bellingham International Airport is in the timezone of America/Los_Angeles. Difference with UTC is -8 h. Today the sun rises at 06:55 and sets at 17:49. This applies to Bellingham International Airport, the universal daylight period may be different. The difference between the local time and UTC is -8 hour. Currently, there is no daylight saving time in effect.

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Nearby airports

Airport ID Distance Direction
St. Joseph Hospital Main Campus Heliport US-D114 2.7 NM 113°
Cutty Field US-D119 3.1 NM 017°
Horse Fly Airport US-D213 6.1 NM 352°
Meadowmist Airport US-E782 7.0 NM 351°
Floathaven Airstrip Airport US-D116 8.2 NM 115°
Floathaven Seaplane Base K0W7 8.5 NM 113°
Eliza Island Airport US-D117 8.6 NM 192°
Goshen Heliport US-D115 8.9 NM 066°
Lakesamish Seaplane Base US-D118 9.4 NM 142°

Navigational aids

Name Ident Type Distance Direction
Whatcom HUH VORTAC 9.3 NM 349°
Abbotsford XX NDB 14 NM 008°
White Rock WC NDB 15 NM 326°

More runway information


ID Surface condition Surface treatment PCN
Pavement Classification Number
Runway Lights Edge Intensity
16 Good Saw-cut or plastic grooved 57/F/A/W/T High

Weight Bearing Capacity

ID Single wheel Double wheel Double tandem Dual double tandem
16 75,000 lbs 160,000 lbs 250,000 lbs

Declared distances

Takeoff Run Available
Takeoff Distance Available
Accelerated Stop Distance Available
Landing Distance Available
Displaced Threshold
16 6,699 ft 6,699 ft 6,699 ft 6,699 ft
34 6,699 ft 6,699 ft 6,699 ft 6,699 ft


ID End Elevation Threshold Crossing Height Visual Glide Path Angle Touchdown Zone Elevation Displaced Threshold
16 163 ft 50 ft 3.0° 50 ft
34 171 ft 50 ft 3.0° 52 ft

Obstruction data

ID Controlling Object
Controlling Object
CFR Part 77 Controlling Object
Clearance slope
Controlling Object
Height (AGL)
Controlling Object
Distance Threshold
Controlling Object
Centerline offset
Controlling Object
16 Precision Instrument 50
34 D 34

Lights and markings

ID Runway Markings
Runway Markings
Approach Light System Runway End Identifier Lights Centerline Lights Touchdown Lights Visual Glide Slope Indicators
16 Precision Instrument Good MALSR No No No P4L
34 Nonprecision Instrument Good Yes No No P4L

Other information

ID ILS type Pattern Runway Visual Range
Runway Visibility Value
16 ILS/DME Right hand
1,030 ft
Touchdown No
34 Left hand
1,030 ft
Rollout No