History of EYW
Key West International Airport hosts a unique history due to its compact size and strategic geographic location. Originally called Meacham Field, the airport had its first scheduled flight in 1928. During the WWII era, the airport was used by the United States Army. In 1953, the City of Key West granted Monroe County clear title to Meacham Field. Shortly thereafter, Meacham Field became Key West International Airport. Today, EYW successfully hosts aircraft operations that connect Key West to the global air transportation system.