Your Gateway to Boundless Travel


Your Gateway to Boundless Travel


Your Gateway to Boundless Travel


Your Gateway to Boundless Travel


Your Gateway to Boundless Travel








“Meadows Field is the easiest way to travel”

When you want or need to fly, Meadows Field Airport provides you with the best combination of convenience, price, and service.

Meadows Field Airport

  • No trouble with traffic jams
  • No accidents delaying your arrival to the airport
  • Easy parking options
  • Short walk to the William Thomas Terminal building
  • Short lines at ticketing to check-in and check your luggage
  • Short lines at TSA Security Screening Checkpoint
  • Quick walk to your gate

Other Airports 

  • Plan extra time for traffic and accidents delaying your arrival to the airport
  • Cut a day off your vacation staying at a hotel overnight near your flight out
  • Add in those expensive parking costs or far away parking options
  • Wait for the bus to ride to the terminal
  • How much fun are the long lines at ticketing to check-in and check your luggage?
  • Add more time for getting through TSA Security Screening Checkpoint
  • You might have to sprint all the way to your gate to make it on time before they close the door to the plane.

Traveling by air requires following a departure schedule that implies getting to the passenger gate on time.  When you travel from Meadows Field Airport, its almost like having your flight parked in your neighborhood. You don’t have to start 4-6 hours before your flight, just get to the airport before departure (check with your carrier on times).  Parking is right across the street, and every step in the process is relatively quick. It is now even faster if you use your carrier’s mobile application.  Flying from Meadows Field Airport is the best way to ENJOY traveling. You are worth it and the cost is reasonable. 


Fly Local. Save Money. Get the True Cost of Flying.

We are happy to introduce a new travel calculator!  In this new version, we have partnered with a booking service to pull real-time values from our carriers for travel to your destination.  The comparison then allows you to identify any difference on cost of travel from Meadows Field Airport and the comparable cost for flying from a different city. Save the time and anxiety that accompanies having to hit the highway before making it to another airport and use instead Meadows Field Airport in your trip planning.  If the price is right, you can click through to the travel website and buy your tickets online right away!  This new travel calculator is a novel method to compare originating departure points which the airlines and travel aggregators do not generally offer. The Airport hopes that you will find it useful in planning your travels and helpful in fostering loyalty to using your hometown airport, Meadows Field.

Latest News


The Untold History of Meadows Field Airport

The Republic XF-84H Thunderstreak was an experimental military aircraft jointly developed by the Air Force and Navy. The aircraft was on display at the Kern County Meadows Field Airport until 1999.Meadows Field Airport is a hidden gem that could easily be synonymous...

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Meadows Field Airport (BFL) becomes a STAR Facility

Kern County, Meadows Field Airport announces today that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation – the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry...

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Image of boy in old aviator hat holding a wooden airplane. He's in a field of wheat and the sun is setting in the back.
Image of Meadows Field airport terminal at dusk. The image shows the outside of the building in front of an empty street
Image of mother, father, daughter & son holding a luggage cart. They are happy and excited to be at Meadows Field airport.
Image of Meadows Field Airport terminal. It's the interior of the building with a wall of windows, lots of seating, and a coffee shop