Palo Alto Airport

The Palo Alto Airport (PAO) is a general aviation field, owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto. The Airport is a reliever to three Bay Area airports. PAO is the busiest single runway airport in California. The airport has one paved runway 13/31, measuring 2,443 × 70 feet. 

The terminal building is available to transient pilots and visitors. Wi-Fi, seating, and restrooms are available in the terminal. Parking for vehicles are available next to the terminal and is free for the first 8 hours.

Airport Staff perform all airport operations, tie-down services, facility and field maintenance. Please view the current Fee Schedule(PDF, 116KB) for tie-down and parking rates. If interested in tie-down availability, contact PAO staff directly at or call (650) 329-2444.

Existing airport tenants can update their account information by completing the Account Update Form.

The Air Traffic Control Tower is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration.