Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

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Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
IATA: BRICAO: KBRDFAA LID: BRD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Brainerd & Crow Wing County
Serves Brainerd, Minnesota
Elevation AMSL 1,232 ft / 376 m
Coordinates 46°24′08″N 094°08′08″W / 46.40222°N 94.13556°W / 46.40222; -94.13556Coordinates: 46°24′08″N 094°08′08″W / 46.40222°N 94.13556°W / 46.40222; -94.13556
Website brainerdairport.com
Map
BRD is located in Minnesota
BRD
BRD
Location of airport in Minnesota
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 7,100 2,164 Concrete
5/23 6,514 1,985 Concrete
12/30 4,080 1,244 CLOSED
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 18 Concrete
Statistics (Year ending 10-31-2012)
Aircraft operations 37,055
Based aircraft 88
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (IATA: BRDICAO: KBRDFAA LID: BRD) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Brainerd, a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The airport is owned by the city and county.[1] It is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one commercial airline.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 16,665 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 15,472 enplanements in 2009, and 16,404 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport covers an area of 1,560 acres (631 ha) at an elevation of 1,232 feet (376 m) above mean sea level. It has two active runways with concrete surfaces: 16/34 is 7,100 by 150 feet (2,164 x 46 m) and 5/23 is 6,514 by 150 feet (1,985 x 46 m). A closed runway designated 12/30 is 4,080 by 75 feet (1,244 x 23 m). The airport also has one helipad designated H1 which measures 60 by 60 feet (18 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 31, 2011, the airport had 37,055 aircraft operations, an average of 101 per day: 84% general aviation, 11% scheduled commercial, 4% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 88 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 5% jet, and 9% helicopter.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection International Falls, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sun Country Seasonal: Laughlin/Bullhead City
Top ten busiest domestic routes oft of BRD
(April 2013 - March 2014)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 15,000 Delta
2 Arizona Laughlin/Bullhead City 1,000 Sun Country

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bemidji Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
FedEx Feeder operated by CSA Air Rochester (MN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BRD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2011-0135) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Ninety Day Notice (July 15, 2011): of Mesaba Aviation, Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. of termination of service at Brainerd, MN.
    • Order 2011-9-5 (September 13, 2011): prohibiting suspension of service and requesting proposals.
    • Order 2011-11-30 (November 23, 2011): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service (EAS) at six communities at the following annual subsidy rates: Brainerd, Minnesota, $959,865; Fort Dodge, $1,798,693; Iron Mountain, $1,707,841; Mason City, $1,174,468; Thief River Falls, Minnesota, $1,881,815; and Watertown, $1,710,324, for the two-year period beginning when Great Lakes inaugurates full EAS at all six communities.
    • Order 2012-6-3 (June 6, 2012): extending the Essential Air Service obligation of the two wholly owned subsidiaries of Pinnacle Airlines Corporation—Mesaba Aviation, Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines, d/b/a Delta Connection at the eight communities listed below (Muscle Shoals, AL; Alpena, MI; Iron Mountain/Kingsford, MI; Brainerd, MN; International Falls, MN; Greenville, MS; Laurel/Hattiesburg, MS; Tupelo, MS) for 30 days, through, July 9, 2012.

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