|Notchropolis Arenaville Airport|
Nàochěbōlìsī Ālìnàwéi Jīchǎng
Bandar Udara Notchropolis Arenaville
|Location||Arenaville West, Jebsten, Craftia|
|Opened||25 October 1964 (as Arenaville Airfield)|
27 April 2012 (rebuilt)
|Class||Class B (international)|
|Hub for||Notchropolis Airways|
Notchropolis Arenaville International Airport (commonly known as Arenaville Airport; IATA: NAE, ICAO: CJAE) is Notchropolis's secondary airport, with mainly domestic and few international flights. Opened on 25 October 1964, Arenaville Airport is located in its namesake suburb of Arenaville West, which is now an inner-western suburb of Notchropolis. Some low cost services to other cities in Lantara outside of the country were re-established from the airport in 2058, however larger planes struggle to take off due to the airport's very short runways, just 1.3km.
1960 - 1990: Early history
Plans for a full-sized commercial airport first emerged in the late 1950s, when the first commercial flights were established using light aircraft. Arenaville Airfield, the current airport's predecessor, opened for general and commercial aviation on October 25, 1964. The airfield consisted of a single runway and small terminal building plus a hangar. After the invasion of Craftia by the Miners Republic in 1978, the airport was seized and used by enemy aircraft, before being reclaimed by the Craftian troops the following year. Commercial flights were stopped during the entire war. The dilapidated terminal building was demolished and replaced with a new one in 1983. A runway extension opened on the same day as the declaration of independence (September 16, 1987). Commercial flights were resumed on January 2, 1988.
1990 - 2020: Establishment of an airport
Commercial flights rapidly increased in numbers coming into the new millennium. Arenaville Airfield was overcrowded every year starting from 1997, operating with at least 120% capacity. The government called for a new airport by 2010. Due to changing governments and budget cuts, construction start was delayed from 2000 to 2006.
The new Arenaville Airport opened on April 27, 2012, with a single terminal and two new paved runways. An extensive ground-level carpark was built in 2013.