Laramie Regional Airport
|Laramie Regional Airport|
|IATA: LAR – ICAO: KLAR – FAA LID: LAR|
|Owner||Laramie Regional Airport Board|
|Elevation AMSL||7,284 ft / 2,220 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Laramie Regional Airport (IATA: LAR, ICAO: KLAR, FAA LID: LAR) is a public airport three miles west of Laramie, in Albany County, Wyoming. It is owned by the Laramie Regional Airport Board. Airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 10,371 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 8,663 enplanements in 2009, and 8,999 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 based on enplanements in 2008 (more than 10,000 per year).
The area has many businesses and the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Technical Institute. The airport has airline flights to Denver, Colorado, but these are less than one percent of all flights, whaich are mostly privately owned. The airport also plays an important fire fighting role.
Built in 1934, the airport was Brees Field until 1992, after United States Army general Herbert J. Brees. To allow B-24 Bombers the runways were paved in 1944. Airline flights started in 1945; in 1959 the terminal building was built.
Facilities and aircraft 
The airport covers 1,580 acres (639 ha) at an elevation of 7,284 feet (2,220 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 3/21 is 8,502 by 150 feet (2,591 x 46 m) and 12/30 is 6,300 by 100 feet (1,920 x 30 m).
In the year ending December 31, 2010 the airport had 11,762 aircraft operations, an average of 32 per day: 70% general aviation, 25% air taxi, 1% scheduled commercial, and 4% military. At that time there were 39 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 23% multi-engine, and 3% ultralight.
Airlines and destinations 
The following airline stops at LAR:
|United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines||Denver|
- FAA Airport Master Record for LAR ( 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.
- About Laramie Regional Airport
Other sources 
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2958) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2000-5-14 (May 11, 2000): tentatively reselecting Great Lakes Aviation to provide essential air service at Laramie, Rock Springs and Worland, Wyoming, for the two-year period from May 1, 2000-April 30, 2002, at an annual subsidies of $297,633, for Laramie, $465,023, for Rock Springs, and $353,345 for Worland.
- Order 2002-7-20 (July 11, 2002): extends the interim subsidy rates of Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. at each of the communities listed (Page, AZ; Alamosa, CO; Pueblo, CO; Ironwood, MI/Ashland, WI; McCook, NE; Laramie, WY; Rock Springs, WY; Worland, WY; Moab, UT; Vernal, UT).
- Order 2004-7-16 (July 20, 2004): selects Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service with 19-passenger B1900D aircraft at Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland, Wyoming, for two years for annual subsidy rates of $397,400, $394,046, $390,488, and $797,844, respectively.
- Order 2006-9-9 (September 11, 2006): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., operating as both a United Airlines and Frontier code-share partner, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Laramie and Worland, Wyoming, at an annual subsidy rate of $487,516 for Laramie and $972,757 for Worland, for the two-year period of October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2008.
- Order 2008-7-3 (July 1, 2008): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., operating as both a United Airlines and Frontier Airlines code-share partner, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Laramie and Worland, Wyoming, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,215,603 for Laramie and $1,735,814 for Worland, for the two-year period of October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2010.
- Order 2010-8-10 (August 18, 2010): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., operating as both a United Airlines and Frontier Airlines code share partner, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Laramie and Worland, for a combined annual subsidy of $2,951,908, for the two-year period from October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2012.
- Aerial image as of August 1994 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective May 2, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for LAR, effective May 2, 2013
- Resources for this airport: