Augusta State Airport
|Augusta State Airport|
|IATA: AUG – ICAO: KAUG – FAA LID: AUG|
|Owner||State of Maine|
|Elevation AMSL||352 ft / 107 m|
|Sources: FAA and airport website|
Augusta State Airport (IATA: AUG, ICAO: KAUG, FAA LID: AUG) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) northwest of the central business district of the state capital of Augusta, a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The airport is owned by the state of Maine, but managed and operated by the city of Augusta. It is served by one commercial airline, with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 3,554 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 3,663 enplanements in 2009, and 4,300 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Augusta State Airport covers an area of 350 acres (142 ha) at an elevation of 352 feet (107 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 17/35 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) and 8/26 is 2,703 by 75 feet (824 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending August 2, 2008, the airport had 33,800 aircraft operations, an average of 92 per day: 75% general aviation, 16% air taxi, and 9% military. At that time there were 27 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine and 11% multi-engine.
Runway 17/35 was reconstructed in the summer of 2012. The original surface was ground up and reclaimed, and runway lights and other navigational aids were upgraded. The project cost $7.5 million, and was funded by the Federal government. The project required closing the runway for two months, and it was reopened at 3:41 pm on June 29.
The Airport received a Federal grant of $1 million to purchase new snow removal equipment. The equipment should enable the Airport to remain open during snowstorms.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:
|1||Boston, MA||5,000||Cape Air|
- FAA Airport Master Record for AUG ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- Augusta State Airport, official site
- "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.
- "Augusta runway ready for flights again". Kennebec Journal. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "Augusta State Airport to receive $1 million federal grant for snow removal". Kennebec Journal. July 27, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2784) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2004-10-16 (October 25, 2004): reselecting Colgan Air, Inc., to provide subsidized Essential Air Service (EAS) at Presque Isle/Houlton, Augusta/Waterville, Bar Harbor and Rockland, Maine, for a two-year period at a combined annual subsidy rate of $4,312,849.
- Order 2006-8-24 (August 25, 2006): reselecting Colgan Air, Inc., operating as US Airways Express, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Presque Isle/Houlton, Augusta/Waterville, Bar Harbor, and Rockland, Maine, at a total annual subsidy rate of $4,774,068 ($3,572,592 for Augusta/Waterville, Bar Harbor, and Rockland; $1,201,476 for Presque Isle/Houlton), for the two-year period of November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2008.
- Order 2008-9-7 (September 5, 2008): reselecting Colgan Air, Inc. d/b/a US Airways Express to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Augusta/Waterville and Bar Harbor, Maine, at an annual subsidy of $4,172,501, from November 1, 2008, through October 31, 2010.
- Order 2010-9-28 (September 28, 2010): selecting Hyannis Air Service, Inc., operating as Cape Air, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Augusta/Waterville and Rockland, Maine, for the four-year period from November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2014, for a combined annual subsidy of $2,783,161, and Colgan Air Inc., operating as US Airways Express, to provide EAS at Bar Harbor, Maine, for the two-year period from November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2012, for an annual subsidy of $2,298,533.
- Augusta State Airport, official site
- Aerial image as of April 1997 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for AUG, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: