CQA, managed by the lakefield airport authority under the mercer county commissioners office, is proudly listed as “Publicly Owned.” Despite its local focus, this airport plays a vital role in the regional aviation community and contributes significantly to the area’s economic well being. Unlike the bustling arrivals of commercial airports, CQA welcomes a quieter stream of smaller, private planes touching down for a local visit or recreational adventure. Crystal clear flight information about time, date, IATA code, origin, number, airline, and status dominates the overhead boards for easy reference.

This airport caters to pilot requirements, providing self service fueling, hangar rentals, and essential pilot supplies. Passenger amenities are limited, including restrooms, seating, and possibly a courtesy car (call to confirm). However, dining, shopping, lounges, and robust public transportation options are not available.