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CRP: 5 Things We Love About Corpus Christi International Airport

We are back with another episode of “5 Things We Love About,” highlighting the features and amenities of airports around the country and the world.

Today we are landing at Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) in South Texas. CRP is served by three airlines – American Eagle, Southwest, and United Airlines – and is the airport area visitors use on their way to and from sport and bay fishing, the USS Lexington, and the Texas State Aquarium.

Here are some of our favorite amenities at Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP).

1. The terminal building at CRP

In addition to the welcoming ‘waves’ at the front of the building, the gate areas of the Hayden W. Head Terminal offer passengers panoramic views of the entire airfield. In addition to commercial aircraft and business and corporate jets, passengers may spot Navy Trainers doing “touch and goes” and taxiing.

2. The Art at Corpus Christi International Airport

Where the Sun Meets the Sea” by Shan Shan Sheng is an impressive overhead blown glass piece designed for this terminal. The airport also has an exhibit filled with items on loan from the Art Museum of South Texas.

Texas Boots – ceramic – by -William Wilhelm

3. Selfie Stations at Corpus Christi Int’l Airport

4. USS Lexington Model at CRP

CRP airport is home to this great model of the USS Lexington CV-16, which is now a museum about 7 miles from the airport. According to the museum, this ship was commissioned in 1943 and set more records than any other Essex Class carrier in the history of naval aviation. The ship was also the oldest working carrier in the United States Navy when decommissioned in 1991.

Here is a detail from the model.

There is also a display of photos about the history of the airport and the airfield inside the Co-Pilot Coffee Shop, post-security. The images are from the Doc McGregor photograph collection at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.

Gyroplane visits Corpus Christi in 1932

5. Souvenir Shopping at CRP

6. BONUS: Go Team Therapy Dogs at CRP

CRP is the training ground for the non-profit Go Team, which trains dogs and handlers. Each therapy dog has its own calling card.

Did we miss your favorite feature or amenity at Corpus Christ International Airport (CRP)? Would you like to see your favorite airport featured in the “5 Thing We Love About” series on Stuck at The Airport?

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