Ernest A. Love Field

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Prescott Municipal Airport
Ernest A. Love Field
IATA: PRCICAO: KPRCFAA LID: PRC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Prescott
Serves Prescott, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 5,045 ft / 1,538 m
Coordinates 34°39′16″N 112°25′11″W / 34.65444°N 112.41972°W / 34.65444; -112.41972Coordinates: 34°39′16″N 112°25′11″W / 34.65444°N 112.41972°W / 34.65444; -112.41972
Map
PRC is located in Arizona
PRC
PRC
Location of airport in Arizona
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3R/21L 7,619 2,323 Asphalt
3L/21R 4,848 1,478 Asphalt
12/30 4,408 1,344 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 244,234
Based aircraft 239
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Prescott Municipal Airport, Ernest A. Love Field[2] (IATA: PRCICAO: KPRCFAA LID: PRC) is a city-owned airport eight miles north of Prescott, in Yavapai County, Arizona.[1] Love Field is used for general aviation but is served by Great Lakes Airlines, who has a code-share agreement with United and Frontier Airlines. This service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. Most traffic at PRC is training flights from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University but includes training flights from operations including Guidance Aviation and North-Aire.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).[3] Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 5,816 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 11,668 in 2009 and 7,836 in 2010.[5]

The City of Prescott announced that passenger totals for 2009 were 11,690. Reaching over 10,000 boardings will allow the airport to get a million dollar grant each year for the next five years for improvement projects. This also prompted Great Lakes Airlines to add a second daily weekday flight to Denver.

The first airline flights at Prescott were TWA DC-3s in late 1947.

Namesake[edit]

The airport is named for Ernest A. Love (1895–1918), First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Service. Love was born in New Mexico and raised in Prescott. He was a graduate of Prescott High School, and studied mechanical engineering at Stanford. He served in World War I and was shot down near Verdun, France on 16 September 1918, and died of his wounds as a prisoner of war a few days later. Lieutenant Love is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[6]

Facilities[edit]

Ernest A. Love Field covers 760 acres (308 ha) at an elevation of 5,045 feet (1,538 m). It has three asphalt runways: 3R/21L is 7,619 by 150 feet (2,321 x 46 m); 3L/21R is 4,848 by 60 feet (1,478 x 18 m); 12/30 is 4,408 by 75 feet (1,344 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending March 31, 2011 the airport had 244,234 aircraft operations, average 669 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi, <1% airline, and <1% military. 239 aircraft were then based at the airport: 87% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 1% jet, 1% helicopter, and <1% glider.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Great Lakes Airlines Los Angeles

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares April 2012 – March 2013)[7]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Great Lakes
10,340(100%)
Top domestic destinations (April 2012 – March 2013)[7]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 4,000
2 Denver, CO Denver International Airport (DEN) 1,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PRC (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ www.FlyPrescott.com
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Ernest A. Love, First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Service at Arlington National Cemetery
  7. ^ a b "Prescott, AZ: Ernest A. Love Field (PRC)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. March 2013. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1996-1899) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2005-3-16: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide essential air service at Kingman, Prescott, Page, and Show Low for a new two-year period, at a combined first-year subsidy of $3,840,959, and a combined second-year subsidy of $3,854,958.
    • Order 2007-6-10: selecting Mesa Air Group, Inc. d/b/a Air Midwest to provide subsidized essential air service at Kingman and Prescott, Arizona, for two years, beginning when the carrier full service. Service will consist of three round trips a day (18 per week) with 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft over a Kingman Prescott Phoenix or Prescott Kingman Las Vegas routing, at a total annual subsidy of $1,798,489 for both communities.
    • Order 2008-6-11: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide essential air service at Kingman and Prescott, Arizona, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service at both communities at a combined annual subsidy of $2,898,490.
    • Order 2011-3-4: re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide essential air service at Kingman, Page, Prescott, and Show Low, Arizona for the two-year period from May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2013, for a combined annual subsidy of $5,596,114.

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