The City of Franklin and Southampton County, along with Hampton Roads, boast an exceptional transportation network comprising interstate highways, rail providers, international port services, and numerous airports. This state-of-the-art infrastructure amplifies Hampton Roads’ strategic mid-Atlantic location, ensuring rapid access to both global and domestic markets.

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The City of Franklin and Southampton County enjoy easy access to a diverse range of commercial air service options. Norfolk International and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airports, both located within an hour’s drive, collectively serve over 4 million passengers. The nearby Richmond International Airport features six air carriers, each providing non-stop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting services to global points.

General Aviation

The Franklin Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the City of Franklin, is conveniently located just two miles northeast of Downtown Franklin. Featuring a 5,000-foot lighted runway, this public airport offers a full-service fixed-based operation (FBO). Services provided include fueling, available tie-down space, a pilot and passenger lounge, courtesy car, restroom/shower facilities, maintenance services, aircraft rental, and flight training. For facility tours or service scheduling, please contact 757-562-8764.