Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport

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Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport
IATA: LAWICAO: KLAWFAA LID: LAW
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Lawton
Serves Lawton, Oklahoma
Elevation AMSL 1,110 ft / 338 m
Coordinates 34°34′04″N 098°24′59″W / 34.56778°N 98.41639°W / 34.56778; -98.41639Coordinates: 34°34′04″N 098°24′59″W / 34.56778°N 98.41639°W / 34.56778; -98.41639
Website www.FlyLawton.org
Map
LAW is located in Oklahoma
LAW
LAW
Location of airport in Oklahoma
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 8,599 2,621 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 33,983
Based aircraft 46
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport (IATA: LAW[2]ICAO: KLAWFAA LID: LAW) is a city owned airport two miles south of Lawton, in Comanche County, Oklahoma.[1] It is used for military aviation from nearby Fort Sill and Sheppard Air Force Base and is served by American Eagle. Allegiant Air runs occasional charters to various destinations in the western United States.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[3] Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 77,533 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 71,389 in 2009 and 68,054 in 2010.[5]

The 2013 Federal sequester will result in the closure of the airport's control tower and will require pilots to rely on air traffic controllers from other area airports.[6][7]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 1,300 acres (526 ha) at an elevation of 1,110 feet (338 m). Its one runway, 17/35, is 8,599 by 150 feet (2,621 x 46 m) concrete.[1]

In the year ending May 30, 2012 the airport had 33,983 aircraft operations, average 93 per day: 73% military, 18% general aviation, 8% air taxi, and 1% airline. 46 aircraft were then based at this airport: 93.5% single-engine and 6.5% multi-engine.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth

Continental stopped at Lawton from 1948 until 1975; the first jets were in 1967. Central appeared in 1953-54 and successor Frontier left in 1981.

Regular traffic[edit]

Embraer ERJ-135, Embraer ERJ-145 (American Eagle)

McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (Allegiant Air)

Local and transient general aviation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LAW (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (LAW: Lawton Municipal)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "FAA Contract Tower Closure List". American Association of Airport Executives. March 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FAA: 149 control towers to close at small airports". USA Today. March 22, 2013. 

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