Contact Information

The Valley's Airport

Vision Statement

Valley International Airport will be the finest aviation gateway in South Texas, providing global air access for the Rio Grande Valley through superior operations, safety, and quality air transportation services.

Mission Statement

Working closely and effectively with key stakeholders, the Harlingen Airport Board is committed to providing excellence in air transportation services by having accessible, functional, safe, and efficient operations and facilities; promoting aviation and non-aviation development and economic growth through careful analysis and implementation of strategic investments; and supporting innovative, entrepreneurial initiatives to provide excellent value to its customers and partners and to further enhance Valley International Airport as a self-sustaining enterprise.

VIA Admin Contact Info

Information (Eng. & Esp.) (956) 430-8600
Operator/Dispatch/Communications Dept:
(956) 430-8601

Valley International Airport
Airport Terminal, 3rd Floor
3002 Heritage Way
Harlingen TX, 78550

Admin Staff

Marvin “Marv” Esterly, Director of Aviation
Celina P. Garza, CPS Executive Assistant
Bryan J. Wren, A.A.E. Ass’t. Director of Aviation
Ron Mustard, Director of Finance
Jose A. Mulet, Director of Air Service and Business Development, Airline Ground Handling and Public Relations
Vacant, Marketing
Dave Osborne, CPM,
Chief of Police/Aviation Security Manager
Jaime Mata,
Irma Zapata
Accounting Assistant
Valerie Ramirez,
Accounting Specialist


Holiday Schedule

VIA’s Administrative office is closed on the following holidays:

  1. New Years Eve (1/2 day)
  2. New Years Day
  3. Good Friday
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Independence Day
  6. Labor Day
  7. Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
  8. Christmas (Eve and Day)

Airline Contact

Southwest Airlines: 1-800-435-9792
Español: 1-800-826-6667

United Airlines: 1-800-525-0280
Español: 1-800-426-5561

American Airlines: 1-800-433-7300
Español: 1-800-633-37115561

Frontier Airlines: 1-801-401-9000
Español: 1-800-511-9629

Delta Air Lines: 1-800-221-1212
Español:  1-800-511-9629

Sun Country Airlines: 1-800-359-6786
Español: 1-800-924-6184

Airport Facts:

Valley International Airport (HRL), located in Harlingen, Texas, is the largest airport in the Rio Grande Valley. Nearly 700,000 passengers and visitors walk through our terminal annually. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service to Houston/Hobby and Austin. United Express offers nonstop service to Houston/Intercontinental. American Airlines offers nonstop service to Dallas. Frontier Airlines offers nonstop service to Chicago and Denver. Delta Air Lines offers seasonal nonstop service between Harlingen and Minneapolis/St. Paul between December and April. Sun Country Airlines offers seasonal nonstop service between Harlingen and Minneapolis/St. Paul between November and April.  Swift Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines offer scheduled casino charter flights year-round.

Valley International Airport has the longest runway in the Rio Grande Valley, Runway 17R/35L, which measures 8,300 feet. General Aviation facilities are located on the east side of the airport. Gulf Aviation and Sun Valley Aviation offer aircraft rentals, maintenance, flight school, and much more for our general aviation pilots. Land space rental to build private hangars is also available. Harlingen Aerotropolis is also in the boundaries of the airfield. Please visit for more information.