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Location & Transportation

Lea County Regional Airport is located just outside the City of Hobbs and furnishes several daily flights to and from Albuquerque’s International Airport, Ruidoso, Carlsbad and Midland/ Odessa Texas Airport through Hobbs’ major carrier, New Mexico Airlines. Lea Regional Airport is a fully FAA equipped and serviced facility, with private aircraft tie down service available from several flight service stations. Lea County welcomes its fly-in guests at a new modern airport building and service area. Lea County is also served by two additional regional Texas airport facilities: Midland/ Odessa, which is 90 minutes from Hobbs traveling south, and Lubbock north out of Hobbs. Both of these airports offer multiple airline carriers and car rental agencies.

In addition, commercial bus service links Lea County to other regional locations. Nevertheless, the most enjoyable way to travel to and in Lea County is by car on the excellent interstate highway systems. Lea County is served by three major east-west U.S. highways, a major north-south state highway, as well as numerous other well maintained state roads and thoroughfares. The network of routes provides easy access to nearby major markets and interstate highways.

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