Cherry Capital Airport
|Cherry Capital Airport|
|Cherry Capital Airport terminal|
|IATA: TVC – ICAO: KTVC – FAA LID: TVC|
|Owner||Grand Traverse & Leelanau Counties|
|Serves||Traverse City, Michigan|
|Elevation AMSL||624 ft / 190 m|
FAA airport diagram
|Total passengers||378,241 4%|
|Total enplanements||190,286 4%|
|Aircraft operations (2012)||83,970 <1%|
|Based aircraft (2012)||92 10%|
|Sources: FAA, Michigan DOT|
Cherry Capital Airport (IATA: TVC, ICAO: KTVC, FAA LID: TVC) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southeast of the central business district of Traverse City, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.
The airport had 378,241 total passengers in 2013, an increase from 362,059 total passengers in 2012 and 343,679 passengers in 2010.
In the fall of 2004, Cherry Capital opened a new terminal. Since then, Cherry Capital Airport has continued to grow with various carriers adding seasonal service and destinations.
Cherry Capital Airport was the recipient of the 2003–2004, 2004–2005, and 2005–2006 Balchen/Post Awards for outstanding achievement in snow and ice control in the small commercial service airport category.
Soon,[when?] the airport will implement the first biometric access systems in the country. The airport is the ninth to implement the advanced security measures suggested after the September 11, 2001, attacks. This terminal is able to comply better with security regulations and supports a greater number of flights and passengers.
Facilities and aircraft
Cherry Capital Airport covers an area of 1,026 acres (415 ha) at an elevation of 624 feet (190 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 10/28 is 6,901 by 150 feet (2,103 x 46 m) and 18/36 is 5,378 by 150 feet (1,639 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2012, the airport had 83,970 aircraft operations (down from 92,483 in 2008), an average of 230 per day: 79% general aviation, 10% scheduled commercial, 11% military, and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 92 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 3% jet, and 7% helicopter.
In February 2009, Forbes magazine ranked Cherry Capital Airport second in their list of the top ten "rip-off" airports in the United States, citing an average cost per mile to travelers departing TVC of 41 cents.
Airlines and Destinations
The following passenger airlines provide scheduled service to and from Cherry Capital Airport:
|Delta Air Lines||Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul|
Seasonal: Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia
Seasonal: Denver, Newark