Chadron Municipal Airport

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Chadron Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Chadron
Serves Chadron, Nebraska
Elevation AMSL 3,298 ft / 1,005 m
Coordinates 42°50′15″N 103°05′43″W / 42.83750°N 103.09528°W / 42.83750; -103.09528Coordinates: 42°50′15″N 103°05′43″W / 42.83750°N 103.09528°W / 42.83750; -103.09528
CDR is located in Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,998 1,828 Concrete
11/29 4,400 1,341 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 7,665
Based aircraft 18

Chadron Municipal Airport (IATA: CDRICAO: KCDRFAA LID: CDR) is in Dawes County, Nebraska, five miles west of Chadron.[1] It sees one airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 2,152 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 1,875 in 2009 and 1,769 in 2010.[3] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).


Chadron Municipal Airport covers 716 acres (290 ha) at an elevation of 3,298 feet (1,005 m). It has two concrete runways: 2/20 is 5,998 by 100 feet (1,828 x 30 m) and 11/29 is 4,400 by 75 feet (1,341 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending July 31, 2011 the airport had 7,665 aircraft operations, average 21 per day: 69% general aviation, 16% airline, 9% air taxi, and 6% military. 18 aircraft were then based at this airport: 94% single-engine and 6% multi-engine.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Great Lakes Airlines flies to Denver International Airport, connecting to United Airlines and Frontier Airlines, which both have codeshare agreements with Great Lakes.[4]

Airlines Destinations
Great Lakes Airlines Alliance, Denver, Pierre, Scottsbluff

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On June 12, 2013 a general aviation aircraft crashed during takeoff. The pilot had minor injuries, and the FAA was notified and sent out investigators from the FAA in Rapid City South Dakota.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CDR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 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. ^ Chadron Municipal Airport page at City of Chadron website
  5. ^ Rapid City Journal

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