Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport
|Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport
Robert Gray Army Airfield
(former Camp Hood Air Force Base)
(former Killeen Army Airfield)
|USGS 2006 orthophoto|
|IATA: GRK – ICAO: KGRK – FAA LID: GRK|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||U.S. Army ATCA-ASO|
|Location||Fort Hood / Killeen, Texas|
|Elevation AMSL||1,015 ft / 309 m|
|Sources: Airport website and FAA|
Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport (IATA: GRK, ICAO: KGRK, FAA LID: GRK) is a small military/commercial joint-use airport also known by its military designation as Robert Gray Army Airfield. The airport is based inside the south end of the Fort Hood Military Reservation (known as West Fort Hood), six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) southwest of the central business district of Killeen, Texas, in unincorporated Bell County. The commercial side replaced the old Killeen Municipal Airport (now Skylark Field), which was unable to expand.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 232,299 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 231,500 enplanements in 2009, and 243,861 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
The airport has one runway designated 15/33 with a PEM (Porous European Mix) surface measuring 10,000 by 200 feet (3,048 x 61 m). For the 12-month period ending April 10, 2010, the airport had 12,208 aircraft operations, an average of 33 per day: 98.5% scheduled commercial and 1.5% general aviation.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||Atlanta|
|United Express operated by ExpressJet||Houston-Intercontinental|
- Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport
- FAA Airport Master Record for GRK ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 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.
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