Eastern Oregon Regional Airport
|Eastern Oregon Regional Airport
Pendleton Army Airfield
|USGS 2006 orthophoto|
|IATA: PDT – ICAO: KPDT – FAA LID: PDT|
|Owner||City of Pendleton|
|Elevation AMSL||1,497 ft / 456 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (IATA: PDT, ICAO: KPDT, FAA LID: PDT) (Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton) is a city owned public airport three miles northwest of Pendleton, in Umatilla County, Oregon. It is used for general aviation and by one airline subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the airport had 7,217 passenger boardings in calendar year 2008, 3,828 in 2009 and 4,898 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
Eastern Oregon Regional Airport covers 2,273 acres (920 ha) at an elevation of 1,497 feet (456 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt runways: 7/25 is 6,301 by 150 feet (1,921 x 46 m); 11/29 is 5,581 by 100 feet (1,701 x 30 m); 16/34 is 4,341 by 60 feet (1,323 x 18 m).
In 2010 the airport had 19,885 aircraft operations, an average of 54 per day: 77% general aviation, 17% air taxi, and 6% military. At that time there were 46 aircraft based at this airport: 46% single-engine, 2% multi-engine, 22% helicopter, 7% glider, 9% ultralight, and 15% military.
United Airlines served Pendleton from the 1930s until 1981. United operated Boeing 727-100, 727-200 and 737-200 jetliners from the airport with nonstop service to Portland and Boise. Direct, no change of plane jet service was flown to Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York/Newark and Washington D.C. During the 1960s, United operated Douglas DC-6B and DC-7 propliners into Pendleton. Horizon Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, served the airport in later years with flights to Portland operated with de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 turboprops before discontinuing all service to Pendleton.
Airlines and destinations
|SeaPort Airlines||Portland (OR)|
- FAA Airport Master Record for PDT ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 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.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2004-19934) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-3-35 (March 25, 2005): selects Horizon Air Industries, Inc., d/b/a Horizon Air to provide subsidized essential air Service (EAS) at Pendleton, Oregon for a two-year period, and establishes a subsidy rate of $649,974 per year for service consisting of three weekday and four weekend nonstop or one-stop round trips between Pendleton and Portland with 37-seat Bombardier Q200 aircraft.
- Order 2007-2-19 (February 16, 2007): re-selecting Horizon Air Industries, Inc., d/b/a Horizon Air, operating as Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines code-share partners, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Pendleton, Oregon, for an annual subsidy rate of $748,440, for the period from April 3, 2007, through April 30, 2009.
- Order 2008-10-25 (October 21, 2008): selecting Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc., d/b/a SeaPort Airlines, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Pendleton, Oregon, for the two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service, for a first year subsidy rate of $1,566,729 and $1,608,394 for the second.
- Order 2010-10-18 (October 26, 2010): re-selecting Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc., d/b/a SeaPort Airlines, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Pendleton, Oregon, for the two-year period from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012, for a first-year subsidy rate of $1,463.681 and $1,502.521 for the second.
- Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at City of Pendleton website
- Aerial image as of May 1994 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective April 3, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for PDT, effective April 3, 2014
- Resources for this airport: