The City of Prescott is accessed by highway and air. Prescott is located 90 miles north of Phoenix and is accessed from I-17 via SR 69 or SR 169. Flagstaff is 90 miles north of Prescott and can be reached from Prescott via SR 169 to I-17, SR 89A or SR 89 to I-40. Significant road/highway activity over the next five years will focus on the Airport Area as more than 700 acres of newly annexed land (zoned commercial and light industrial) was added to the City in 2013 and an additional 1,600 acres (mostly residential) in the Airport Area in late 2015. With the exception of in-fill opportunities, the growth momentum and development opportunities for Prescott are north to the Airport Area. The Airport Area is also the emerging economic development focal point of the City with more than 8,000 acres of strategically-located opportunity (industrial, commercial and residential).
Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) has three runways with the longest (3R/21L) being 7,600 feet. Great Lake Airlines provides scheduled non-stop air service from Prescott Municipal Airport to Los Angeles (LAX). Prescott Municipal Airport is the third busiest airport in Arizona and ranks among the 50 busiest airports in the U.S. The airport is located immediately north of the intersection of SR 89 and SR 89A, approximately 7 miles from downtown Prescott.
PRC and the surrounding 8,000 acres was the focal point of a 2014 strategic visioning process that will help transform the area into a live, work, and play environment that will help draw families and business to Prescott. Foundational improvements to PRC continue into FY 16 with other improvements (including a new terminal and runway lengthening of 3R-21L) proposed through the balance of the decade. An environmental assessment to clear the way for a new terminal is underway. The planning area is ideally located for business and workers as the Airport is situated at the heart of the Prescott MSA.