Delta County Airport
|Delta County Airport|
|An F-84F at the entrance along M-35 Highway|
|IATA: ESC – ICAO: KESC – FAA LID: ESC|
|Elevation AMSL||609 ft / 186 m|
|Total passengers||25,363 4%|
|Total enplanements||12,841 7%|
|Aircraft operations||39,144 1%|
|Based aircraft||31 7%|
|Sources: Federal Aviation Administration, Michigan DOT|
Delta County Airport (IATA: ESC, ICAO: KESC, FAA LID: ESC) is a county owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Escanaba, a city in Delta County, Michigan, United States. It offers limited commercial service, which is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 5,307 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 6,925 enplanements in 2009, and 9,246 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).
Facilities and aircraft
Delta County Airport covers an area of 944 acres (382 ha) at an elevation of 609 feet (186 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 9/27 is 6,498 by 150 feet (1,981 x 46 m) and 18/36 is 5,015 by 100 feet (1,529 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 39,144 aircraft operations (up from 38,816 in 2010), an average of 107 per day: 77% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 3% scheduled commercial, and <1% military. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.
Airline and destination
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
- FAA Airport Master Record for ESC ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 10, 2013
- Michigan Department of Transportation. Measures of Michigan Air Carrier Demand, Michigan.gov, Retrieved January 25, 2013
- "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.
- Air Classics: 59. Januanry 1988.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2003-15128) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2004-4-3: selecting Skyway Airlines, Inc., d/b/a Midwest Connect, to provide subsidized essential air service at Escanaba, Michigan, at an annual subsidy rate of $290,952 for the period of August 5, 2003, through March 31, 2006.
- Order 2006-6-23: re-selecting Skyway Airlines, Inc., d/b/a Midwest Connect, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Escanaba, Michigan, at an annual subsidy rate of $908,903 for the period April 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007.
- Order 2007-3-21: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service at Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Michigan, Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, Manistee/Lundington, Michigan, and Escanaba, Michigan for the two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service. The annual subsidy rates will be set at: $797,885 for Iron Mountain/Kingsford, $799,779 for Ironwood/Ashland, $957,978 for Manistee/Ludington, and $617,415 for Escanaba.
- Order 2008-1-13: selecting Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, operating as Northwest Airlink, utilizing 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft to provide subsidized EAS at Iron Mountain/Kingsford and Escanaba Michigan, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $2,251,767.
- Order 2008-8-14: re-selecting Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, operating as Northwest Airlink, utilizing 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft to provide subsidized EAS at Iron Mountain/Kingsford and Escanaba Michigan, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $2,870,236, for a new two-year period, beginning August 15, 2008.
- Order 2010-6-4: re-selecting Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, doing business as Delta Connection, utilizing 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Iron Mountain/Kingsford and Escanaba, Michigan, for a new two-year period, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $4,181,068.
- Order 2012-4-10: selecting Delta Air Lines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Chisholm/Hibbing, Minnesota, and Escanaba, Pellston, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, for $2,517,770, $2,833,558, $1,055,361, and $1,676,136, respectively. At Pellston, the service is to consist of 12 nonstop round trips per week to Detroit in the off-peak, and 14 per week in the peak period. At Sault Ste. Marie, the service will be 13 round trips per week year round. At the remaining two communities, service is to consist of 12 nonstop round trips per week year round. All service is to be operated with 50-seat CRJ-200 aircraft.
- Delta County Airport at Delta County website
- PDF (79.9 KB) at Michigan Airport Directory
- Aerial image as of April 1999 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ESC, effective August 21, 2014
- Resources for this airport: