Moore County Airport is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) north of Southern Pines and 5 miles northeast of Pinehurst, in Moore County, North Carolina, USA. The airport covers and has two runways. The airport is used for general aviation, but has had commercial air service in the past.
On November 23, 2007, Delta Air Lines ended its seasonal service to Atlanta citing "poor load factors" and "insufficient facilities". A local task force has stated it will actively pursue a new carrier to serve the major golf destination.
It is expected that runway 5/23 will be expanded in the future in order to accommodate larger aircraft.
The rift has been exacerbated by the Airport Authority's $2 million proposal to build several large hangers using taxpayer funds. There is concern within the village that the hangers will attract more aircraft and create noise. As a result, the Whispering Pines Village Council has hinted at its desire to limit the airport's growth.