Contra Costa County Airport

CONTRA COSTA County Airports New test site opens T he Buchanan Field Airport is a public airport in Contra Costa County, California, a mile west of the center of the city of Concord and east of Pacheco. The Airport was originally established in 1942, and soon taken over by the United States Army Air Forces’ Fourth Air Force. The Army added land and built airport facilities and a training base for pilots. In 1946, the War Assets Administration returned the Airport to the county. In 1947, the transfer was formalized and the Airport was named for County Supervisor, William J. Buchanan, who served on the County Board of Supervisors for more than forty years. The airport continued to be used, on occasion, by the U.S. Army to transport troops, especially during the Korean War. Buchanan Field Airport covers 495 acres and has four asphalt AT A GLANCE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY AIRPORTS WHAT: Two airports owned by Contra Costa County, CA WHERE: Contra Costa County, CA WEBSITE: