Hector International Airport
|Hector International Airport|
|2006 USGS Orthophoto|
|IATA: FAR – ICAO: KFAR – FAA LID: FAR|
|Owner||City of Fargo|
|Operator||Fargo Municipal Airport Authority|
|Serves||Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota|
|Location||Fargo, North Dakota|
|Elevation AMSL||902 ft / 275 m|
|Source: FAA and airport web site|
Hector International Airport (IATA: FAR, ICAO: KFAR, FAA LID: FAR) is a civil-military public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of Fargo, in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. It is owned by the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.
The airport was named after Martin Hector, who donated the land for it. Customs service is available for arrivals from Canada and other countries. Hector International has no scheduled passenger airline flights out of the country but has its international title (like many other airports) because of this customs service.
The airport was the intended destination for the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson on February 3, 1959. The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Clear Lake, Iowa, killing the 3 musicians and the pilot.
Facilities and aircraft
Hector International Airport covers 2,500 acres (1,010 ha) and has three runways: 18/36 is 9,000 x 150 ft (2,743 x 46 m), 9/27 is 6,300 x 100 ft (1,920 x 30 m), and 13/31 is 3,800 x 75 ft (1,158 x 46 m). Hector International has the longest public runway in North Dakota and can receive Boeing 747s.
The terminal was built in 1986 and designed by Foss Associates with Thompson Consultants.
In 2008 the airport completed the passenger terminal expansion and update that started in October 2006. The $15.5 million project designed by TL Stroh Architects updated the terminal and added a gate, an additional baggage claim and expanded the security checkpoint area.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|
|American Eagle||Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Air Lines||Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||Seasonal: Atlanta (begins December 21, 2013)|
|Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City|
|United Express operated by ExpressJet||Chicago-O'Hare, Denver|
|United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines||Chicago-O'Hare, Denver|
|2||Chicago O’Hare, IL||77,000||American, United|
|3||Denver, CO||70,000||Frontier, United|
|5||Las Vegas, NV||23,000||Allegiant|
|5||Salt Lake City, UT||23,000||Delta|
|9||Los Angeles, CA||5,000||Allegiant|
- FAA Airport Master Record for FAR ( PDF), effective 2007-12-20
- Hector International Airport, official web site
- "Hector Field History". Municipal Airport Authority.
- Progressive architecture (Berkeley: Reinhold) 68 (1-3). 1987.
- Official airport website
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: