Cedar City Regional Airport
|Cedar City Regional Airport|
|IATA: CDC – ICAO: KCDC – FAA LID: CDC|
|Owner||Cedar City Corporation|
|Serves||Cedar City, Utah|
|Elevation AMSL||5,622 ft / 1,714 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Cedar City Regional Airport (IATA: CDC, ICAO: KCDC, FAA LID: CDC) is a public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district of Cedar City, in Iron County, Utah, United States. It is owned by the Cedar City Corporation. Scheduled passenger service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 7,776 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 5,486 enplanements in 2009, and 5,997 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).
SkyWest Airlines provided Essential Air Service (EAS) from 1972 until 2005 when Air Midwest, a subsidiary of Mesa Airlines was awarded the contract. Mayor Gerald Sherratt was quoted as saying “This is not good” when told the news about Mesa being awarded the contract. Citizens wrote to senator Orrin Hatch which prompted him in 2007 to write a letter to the United States Department of Transportation to urge them to select a new carrier to provide air service to Cedar City. Late in 2007, Mesa filed to discontinue service to Cedar City, and a new contract was awarded to SkyWest.
Historically, Cedar City was served by Bonanza Air Lines with Fairchild F-27 turboprop service on a daily roundtrip routing of Phoenix - Precott, AZ - Grand Canyon National Park Airport - Page, AZ - Cedar City - Salt Lake City. Bonanza then merged with Pacific Air Lines and West Coast Airlines to form Air West which was subsequently renamed Hughes Airwest. Both Air West and Hughes Airwest continued to serve Cedar City with Fairchild F-27 propjet flights. Service was also expanded to include flights between Cedar City and Las Vegas. Hughes Airwest then ceased all service to Cedar City during the latter part of the 1970s.
In the past, SkyWest served Cedar City with 19 passenger seat Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner turboprop aircraft. SkyWest then began operating 30 passenger seat Embraer EMB-120 "Brasilia" turboprops. Currently, SkyWest flies 50 passenger seat Canadair CRJ regional jets operating as the Delta Connection on nonstop services to Salt Lake City.
Facilities and aircraft 
Cedar City Regional Airport covers an area of 1,040 acres (421 ha) at an elevation of 5,622 feet (1,714 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 2/20 is 8,653 by 150 feet (2,637 x 46 m) and 8/26 is 4,822 by 60 feet (1,470 x 18 m).
For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2011, the airport had 30,065 aircraft operations, an average of 82 per day: 72% general aviation, 15% air taxi, 12% scheduled commercial, and 1% military. At that time there were 67 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 16% multi-engine, 2% jet, and 5% helicopter.
Airlines and destinations 
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:
|Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines||Salt Lake City|
- FAA Airport Master Record for CDC ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "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.
- Romero, McKenzie (February 8, 2006). "Mesa plans flights to SLC". SUU News. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
- Perkins, Nancy (January 27, 2006). "Cedar City laments loss of S.L. flights". High Beam Research (Deseret News). Retrieved August 14, 2009.
- Beebe, Paul (May 31, 2007). "Mesa Air wants to back out of flying to Utah cities.". High Beam Research (The Salt Lake Tribune). Retrieved August 14, 2009.
- "Airline to end service to Cedar City". NewsLibrary.com (Deseret News). May 28, 2007. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
- "2007-10-7 Order Selecting Carriers and Establishing Subsidy Rates (DOT-OST-2003-16395)". Regulations.gov. United States Department of Transportation. October 4, 2007. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
Other sources 
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2003-16395) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2003-12-9 (December 8, 2003): reselecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc. d/b/a Delta Connection, to provide essential air service at Cedar City, Utah, at an annual subsidy rate of $770,285, for two years beginning January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2005.
- Order 2006-1-19 (January 25, 2006): selecting Mesa Air Group, Inc., d/b/a Air Midwest, to provide essential air service (EAS) with 19-passenger Raytheon/Beechcraft B-1900D aircraft at Cedar City, Utah, for two years. The annual subsidy rate will be set at $897,535. We are also directing SkyWest Airlines, Inc., to show cause why we should not set the subsidy rate of $1,068,607 on an annual basis, for its provision of service from January 1, 2006, until Air Midwest inaugurates essential air service at Cedar City.
- Order 2007-10-7 (October 4, 2007): selecting SkyWest Airlines, and Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at the above communities for the two-year period beginning when the carriers inaugurate full EAS. Specifically, we select SkyWest at Cedar City for the annual subsidy of $1,242,256 and Great Lakes at Merced, Visalia, Ely, Moab and Vernal for a combined annual subsidy of $5,670,244.
- Order 2009-11-7 (November 5, 2009): re-selected SkyWest Airlines to provide essential air service at Cedar City, Utah, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,477,125 for the two-year period from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2011. Such subsidy is calculated and distributed on a fiscal year basis, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
- Order 2011-9-10 (September 15, 2011): re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, operating as Delta Connection, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cedar City, Utah, using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft for a two-year period beginning January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2013, for an annual subsidy of $2,273,395.
- Order 2012-3-11 (March 20, 2012): approving the request of SkyWest Airlines, operating as Delta Connection to temporarily delay upgrading aircraft at Cedar City, Utah, to 50-passenger Canadair Jet 200 (CRJ200) aircraft from 30-passenger Embraer Brasilia (EMB120) aircraft, effective January 1, 2012, until further notice, and adjusting their annual subsidy to $1,859,403.
- Cedar City Regional Airport at Cedar City website
- Cedar City Regional Airport at Sphere One Aviation website
- Aerial image as of June 1993 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective May 2, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CDC, effective May 2, 2013
- Resources for this airport: