The Griffith-Merrillville Airport is an important gateway to the local communities of Northwest Indiana as well as Chicago and the greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. The Airport itself consists of paved and grooved 4900 by 75 foot runways (08 & 26) with full pilot controlled lighting including rotating beacon, REIL and PAPI lights, and VOR/DME/GPS instrument approaches. The runway was completely rebuilt in 2001 and is designed for aircraft with single wheel load of 38,000 lbs./dual wheel load of 50,000 lbs. or less. We have over 175,000 square feet of ramp area and a modern and well equipped 38,000 square foot terminal building. Our UNICOM frequency is 123.00 MHZ and Chicago Center is on frequencies 118.40 and 133.10 MHZ. The Airport is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Our location just south of Chicago and in mid Lake County allows you easy access to most nearby business hubs. Travelers are guaranteed no delays, no air traffic congestion, NO LANDING/PARKING/RAMP FEES EVER! Rental car services are offered by Enterprise with drop off service. Limousine services are available. Major hotels are within minutes of the Airport. We also are proud to host a restaurant in our terminal building, Mi Tierra, specializing in authentic Mexican food.
Griffith Aviation, Inc. is the full service Fixed Base Operator (FBO) on the Airport and provides 100LL aviation gasoline, Jet A turbine fuel with Prist and aircraft oils. Other services include ground power cart (GPU), quick turn arounds, overnight hangar and parking, aircraft cleaning, pre-heat, forklift service, vending machines, pilot lounge, pilot briefing area with DTN Aviation weather, conference rooms, and most other amenities needed by travelers. Griffith Aviation services are available from 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Friday & Saturday. Call out service is available for additional cost with prior arrangement.
Full service maintenance for piston and turbine aircraft is offered by G&N Aircraft, Inc. and Northwest Aviation Maintenance, Inc. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. with call out/after hours service available with prior arrangement.