|IATA: CHO – ICAO: KCHO – FAA LID: CHO
|Owner||Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||639 ft / 194.8 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport (IATA: CHO, ICAO: KCHO, FAA LID: CHO) is a public airport located 8 miles (12 km) north of Charlottesville, in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA that has operated commercial flights since 1955. The airport serves the Charlottesville/Albemarle region and surrounding counties with 46 daily non-stop flights to seven major cities on four different airlines' subsidiares. CHO underwent major construction in summer 2006 as well as an 800-foot runway expansion that began in summer 2010 and was completed in December 2012.
The airport has a 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m2) terminal with offering on-site rental cars, ground transportation, and food service and gifts from "The Market" Gourmet Deli & Gift Shop. General aviation facilities include an executive terminal offering a full-service by the fixed base operator, Landmark Aviation, flight schools, emergency medical transportation provided by the UVA Hospital's Pegasus service and aircraft charter firms.
On August 20, 2013, Las Vegas based Allegiant Air announced that they would begin non-stop jet service from Charlottesville to Orlando–Sanford International Airport beginning on November 21, 2013. Allegiant would fly twice a week to and from Charlottesville utilizing their fleet of MD-88 jet aircraft.
As of January 31, 2014, Allegiant airlines announced that they would be ending service between Charlottesville and Orlando-Sanford on February 23, 2014. An Allegiant spokesperson says the service fell victim to low demand.
Airlines and destinations
|American Eagle operated by SkyWest||Chicago–O'Hare (begins April1, 2014), New York–LaGuardia (begins April 1, 2014)|
|American Eagle operated by Chautauqua Airlines||Chicago–O'Hare (ends June 10, 2014)|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||Atlanta, New York–LaGuardia|
|United Express operated by CommutAir||Washington–Dulles|
|US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin||Charlotte|
|US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines||Charlotte, Philadelphia|
|US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines||Charlotte|
|1||Charlotte, NC||87,000||US Airways|
|4||Chicago, IL||25,000||American Eagle|
|5||Philadelphia, PA||22,000||US Airways|
|6||New York, NY||9,000||US Airways, Delta|
|1||US Airways Express||125,000||Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York–LaGuardia|
Cargo airlines and destinations
|DHL operated by Ameriflight||Wilmington, Lynchburg|
- Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010), also available as a printable form (PDF)
- "About CHO". CHO Official Website. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
- Sharon C. Fitzgerald. "Airport runway expansion taking off". Daily Progress. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- "FAA Shutdown Could Affect CHO Airport Runway Construction – NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather". Nbc29.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- Nate Delesline III. "Local airport completes runway extension, sees record traffic". Daily Progress. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- "About Pegasus". Pegasus website. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
- Nate Delesline III. "Allegiant Air adds Charlottesville". Times Dispatch. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- "RITA Stats".
- Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport, official website
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for CHO, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport:
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