Huron Regional Airport
|Huron Regional Airport|
|Airport terminal, March 2009|
|IATA: HON – ICAO: KHON – FAA LID: HON|
|Owner||City of Huron|
|Serves||Huron, South Dakota|
|Elevation AMSL||1,289 ft / 393 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Huron Regional Airport (IATA: HON, ICAO: KHON, FAA LID: HON) is a city owned, public use airport located in the city of Huron in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States. It is served by one commercial airline, with service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,365 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 2,170 enplanements in 2009, and 2,016 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).
The airport was originally known as the W. W. Howes Municipal Airport, named in honor of William Washington Howes, First Assistant Postmaster General under Franklin Roosevelt. Howes brought airmail service to the Midwest. The airport hangar pictured, below, was named the W. W. Howes hangar in 1998 as a result of the efforts of Howes' grandson, Dr. Whiting Wicker. (Source: Dr. Whiting Wicker)
Facilities and aircraft
Huron Regional Airport covers an area of 1,235 acres (500 ha) at an elevation of 1,289 feet (393 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with concrete surfaces: 12/30 is 7,201 by 100 feet (2,195 x 30 m) and 17/35 is 5,000 by 75 feet (1,524 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 13,452 aircraft operations, an average of 36 per day: 89% general aviation, 9% scheduled commercial, and 2% military. At that time there were 27 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, and 7% helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Great Lakes Airlines||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pierre(SD)|
- FAA Airport Master Record for HON ( 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.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2000-7138) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2004-7-5 (July 6, 2004): selects Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to continue providing subsidized essential air service at Pierre, and Air Midwest to provide subsidized essential air service at Brookings and Huron, for a two-year period. Great Lakes' service at Pierre is to consist of 12 weekly nonstop round trips to Denver with 19-seat Beech 1900-D aircraft, at an annual subsidy of $449,912. Air Midwest's service at Brookings and Huron is to consist of 12 weekly flights routed Huron-Brookings-Omaha-Brookings-Huron, with 19-seat Beech 1900-D aircraft, at an annual subsidy of $2,078,727.
- Order 2006-8-11 (August 11, 2006): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Brookings and Huron, South Dakota, consisting of two daily one-stop round trips to Denver International Airport, at annual subsidy rates of $1,212,400, and $793,733, respectively, beginning October 1, 2006.
- Order 2008-7-34 (July 31, 2008): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to continue to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Huron, South Dakota, for the two-year period beginning October 1, 2008, at the annual subsidy rate of $1,781,159.
- Order 2010-8-12 (August 25, 2010): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to continue providing subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Huron, South Dakota, for the two-year period beginning October 1, 2010, at the annual subsidy rate $1,742,886.
- Huron Regional Airport, official site
- PDF (102 KB) at South Dakota DOT Airport Directory
- Aerial image as of October 1997 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for HON, effective December 12, 2013
- Resources for this airport: