Fayetteville Regional Airport
|Fayetteville Regional Airport
|IATA: FAY – ICAO: KFAY – FAA LID: FAY|
|Owner||City of Fayetteville|
|Operator||Fayetteville Airport Commission|
|Serves||Fayetteville metropolitan area and southeastern North Carolina|
|Location||Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|Elevation AMSL||189 ft / 58 m|
Fayetteville Regional Airport (IATA: FAY, ICAO: KFAY, FAA LID: FAY), also known as Grannis Field, is a public use airport in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. It is owned by the city of Fayetteville and located three nautical miles (6 km) south of its central business district.
The airport has two runways and is served by a two-concourse terminal for commercial aviation and one separate terminal for general aviation traffic. The commercial terminal building was designed by Fayetteville architect Mason S. Hicks, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Currently, Fayetteville Regional Airport is served by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection carrier ExpressJet, US Airways Express carriers Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines, and United Express carrier CommutAir. US Airways Express offers direct flights to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Delta and Delta Connection offer direct service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. United Express offers direct service to Washington Dulles International Airport.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 202,597 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 231,002 enplanements in 2009, and 258,986 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Fayetteville Regional Airport covers an area of 1,308 acres (529 ha) at an elevation of 189 feet (58 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 4/22 is 7,709 by 150 feet (2,350 x 46 m) and 10/28 is 4,801 by 150 feet (1,463 x 46 m).
The terminal features two concourses. There are 3 gates on Concourse A that serve commercial turboprop and charter aircraft, and there are four gates on Concourse B equipped with jetbridges that serve regional jets and full size aircraft. Airline ticket counters and baggage claim are located on the ground level. Security and access to gates is on the second level, accessible by escalator, stairs, and elevator. The USO is located just inside security and is accessible to concourses A and B.
For the 12-month period ending January 31, 2010, the airport had 58,500 aircraft operations, an average of 160 per day: 38% general aviation, 24% air taxi, 22% scheduled commercial, and 15% military. At that time there were 55 aircraft based at this airport: 62% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, 11% jet, and 2% helicopter.
Current airlines and destinations
Current service and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta|
|US Airways Express||Charlotte|
History and past service
Fayetteville Regional Airport has been served in the past by Piedmont Airlines, now a part of US Airways Express; Atlantic Southeast Airlines, now a part of Delta Connection; and American Eagle, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation and commuter carrier for American Airlines. American Eagle provided direct service between Fayetteville and Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. US Airways Express provided direct service to Washington-National and continues to offer some seasonal service to Philadelphia International Airport. Fayetteville Regional Airport was also briefly served by Allegiant Air with service to Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Past service and destinations
Future and future service
During 2014, the Fayetteville Airport Commission, airport management, and the Fayetteville City Council began exploring options for expansion of the terminal at the airport. Still in the pre-design stages, this expansion will involve the removal of the original Concourse A, which is an older-style ground level concourse that was part of the original design. It will be replaced with an elevated concourse that matches the current Concourse B. This will create a new total of 8 gates, all of which will be fitted with jet-bridges, and two of which will be fitted with adjustable-height jet bridges capable of accommodating larger jet aircraft, as well as expanded seating areas and new restrooms and dining facilities.
The expansion will also provide expanded facilities for the Transportation Security Administration to allow for multiple security lanes, replacing the current single security line format. Additional airline counter space would be created by relocating TSA baggage operations from the main ticketing lobby to the rear service area.
These terminal renovations and expansions will make it possible for Fayetteville to be served by additional air carriers in the future, with a goal of adding hub connections and destinations to make travel easier for passengers from the Fayetteville metro area.
- FAA Airport Master Record for FAY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- Fayetteville Regional Airport, official site
- "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.
- Fayetteville Regional Airport, official website
- PDF at North Carolina DOT airport guide
- Aerial image as of March 1999 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective February 5, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for FAY, effective February 5, 2015
- Resources for this airport: