Outside sign and parking lot at SBY Airport

SBY Airport

In 1940, Wicomico County and the City of Salisbury began construction of the airport under a joint agreement with the Federal Works Progress Administration. Originally encompassing 695 acres, the project cost $1.5 million. Today, the airport spans roughly 1,000 acres, making it the second largest in the state of Maryland.

6,400 feet

38 miles

27 miles


Airport Managment

Tony Rudy, Airport Director
Julie M. Giordano, County Executive
Adam Gardner, Deputy Director

Airport Commission

R. Wayne Strausburg, Chairman
Matthew E. Creamer, Vice Chairman
Weston S. Young, P.E.
Nola M. Arnold

Wicomico County Council Representative

John Cannon

Salisbury City Council Representative

Sharon C. Dashiell

Worcester County Representative

Joseph M. Mitrecic

Economic Impact

The Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) is centrally located on the Delmarva Peninsula near the crossroads of two major highways, US 50 and US 13. The airport supports American Airlines scheduled service, FEDEX cargo service, Maryland State Police helicopter operations, and a wide range of general-aviation activities, including corporate-jet operations, primary flight training, on-demand charter service, and light-plane business and recreational flying. Directly and indirectly, the airport supports 1,300 jobs and generates annual revenue of $84 million.