About

Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) – Ernest A. Love Field, is the 36th busiest airport in the nation and fourth busiest in Arizona. Prescott is the fifth busiest general aviation airport in the nation and second in Arizona.

Designated by the Federal Aviation Administration as a non-primary commercial service airport, the field serves a range of aeronautical activities to include recreational flying, corporate aviation, aviation businesses, flight training and commercial airline service.

The airport honors Ernest Alexander Love (1895–1918), First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Service. Love was born in New Mexico and raised in Prescott. He was a graduate of Prescott High School and later studied mechanical engineering at Stanford University.   During World War I, he served as a fighter pilot.  Lieutenant Love’s aircraft was shot down near Verdun, France, on September 16, 1918;  he died of his wounds as a prisoner of war a few days later.  Lieutenant Love is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  The Airport was officially dedicated in his name on August 28, 1928.