Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
|Arnold Palmer Regional Airport|
|IATA: LBE – ICAO: KLBE – FAA LID: LBE|
|Owner||Westmoreland County Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||1,199 ft / 365 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (IATA: LBE, ICAO: KLBE, FAA LID: LBE) is a public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Latrobe, and approximately 29 nautical miles (53 km) southeast of Pittsburgh, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is owned by the Westmoreland County Airport Authority and was formerly known as Westmoreland County Airport.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 18,946 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 15,482 enplanements in 2009, and 6,978 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport based on enplanements in 2008 (more than 10,000 per year), however it qualifies as a non-primary commercial service airport based on enplanements in 2010.
In the past, the airport was served by Northwest Airlink, as a reliever for Pittsburgh International Airport on the other side of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The airport also had regional service by US Airways to Pittsburgh International Airport, until the company's bankruptcy. Northwest/Delta ended its daily service to Detroit on July 31, 2009 due to low yields.
Facilities and aircraft
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport covers an area of 945 acres (382 ha) at an elevation of 1,199 feet (365 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 5/23 is 8,222 by 100 feet (2,506 x 30 m) and 3/21 is 3,609 by 75 feet (1,100 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 25,579 aircraft operations, an average of 70 per day: 76% general aviation, 15% air taxi, 6% military, and 3% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 148 aircraft based at this airport: 42% single-engine, 38% multi-engine, 15% jet, and 5% helicopter.
The airport features one terminal building with one baggage claim. All parking at the airport is free. Fixed base operators (FBOs) on the field include L.J. Aviation and Vee Neal Aviation.
Airlines and destinations
Scheduled airline passenger service is available to the following non-stop destinations:
|Spirit Airlines||Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Orlando|
- FAA Airport Master Record for LBE ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "IATA Airport Code Search (LBE: Latrobe / Westmoreland County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "FAA Contract Tower Closure List". American Association of Airport Executives. March 22, 2013.
- "FAA: 149 control towers to close at small airports". USA Today. March 22, 2013.
- Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, official site
- Arnold Palmer Regional Airport at Pennsylvania DOT Bureau of Aviation
- Fixed base operators: Vee Neal Aviation and L.J. Aviation
- Aerial image as of March 1995 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for LBE, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: