Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
|Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport|
|IATA: PKB – ICAO: KPKB – FAA LID: PKB|
|Owner||Wood County Airport Authority|
|Serves||Parkersburg, West Virginia / Marietta, Ohio|
|Elevation AMSL||859 ft / 262 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (IATA: PKB, ICAO: KPKB, FAA LID: PKB) is a public airport nine miles northeast of Parkersburg, in Wood County, West Virginia. It is owned by the Wood County Airport Authority and is known as Wood County Airport or Gill Robb Wilson Field. It serves the Mid-Ohio Valley area which includes the Ohio cities of Marietta and Belpre and the West Virginia cities of Williamstown, Parkersburg and Vienna. It is used for general aviation and has airline flights subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 5,275 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 5,930 in 2009 and 5,477 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport covers 1,103 acres (446 ha) at an elevation of 859 feet (262 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 3/21 is 7,240 by 150 feet (2,207 x 46 m) and 10/28 is 4,002 by 150 feet (1,220 x 46 m).
In the year ending September 30, 2011 the airport had 34,485 aircraft operations, average 94 per day: 62% general aviation, 23% military, 14% air taxi, and <1% scheduled commercial. 56 aircraft were then based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 5% jet, 2% helicopter, and 20% military.
Airline and destination
Scheduled passenger flights:
|United Express operated by Silver Airways||Cleveland|
Planned Closure of Air Traffic Control Tower
On March 22, 2013 the FAA announced it plans to shut down towers at about 149 airports, including the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.
- FAA Airport Master Record for PKB ( 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 DOT-OST-2005-20734) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Notice (March 22, 2005): of Air Midwest, Inc. of its intent to discontinue scheduled non-subsidized Essential Air Service between Parkersburg, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, effective June 20, 2005.
- Order 2005-4-19 (April 19, 2005): prohibiting Air Midwest, Inc., from terminating its unsubsidized, scheduled air service at Parkersburg, Morgantown and Clarksburg/Fairmont, West Virginia, beyond the end of its 90-day notice periods, and requesting proposals from carriers interested in providing replacement essential air service (EAS) at the communities, with or without subsidy.
- Order 2005-9-8 (September 9, 2005): selecting RegionsAir, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air Service (EAS) at Parkersburg, Morgantown and Clarksburg/Fairmont, West Virginia for a two-year period and establishing a combined subsidy rate of $1,051,333 per year for service consisting of 18 nonstop round trips each week between Parkersburg and Cincinnati, and 18 round trips to Cincinnati each week over a MGW-CKB-CVG-CKB-MGW routing, with 34-seat Saab 340A aircraft.
- Order 2007-1-16 (January 25, 2007): selecting Colgan Air, Inc. d/b/a US Airways Express to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Parkersburg, Morgantown, and Clarksburg/Fairmont, West Virginia, for two years, beginning when the carrier inaugurates service. Each community will receive 19 weekly round trips to Pittsburgh with 34-passenger Saab 340 aircraft. Service from Parkersburg will be nonstop in each direction. Service from Morgantown and Clarksburg/Fairmont will be served with a Pittsburgh - Morgantown - Clarksburg - Pittsburgh or a Pittsburgh - Clarksburg - Morgantown - Pittsburgh routing. The total combined annual subsidy is $2,421,914.
- Ninety-Day Notice (March 28, 2008): of intent of Colgan Air Inc. D/B/A United Express to terminate scheduled essential air service at Parkersburg, Morgantown and Clarksburg/Fairmont, WV, effective June 28, 2008.
- Order 2008-5-37 (May 27, 2008): re-selecting Colgan Air, Inc. d/b/a United Express, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Morgantown and Clarksburg/Fairmont, West Virginia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $2,116,650, for the two-year period of June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2010, requesting proposals, with or without subsidy, by June 18 from carriers interested in providing EAS at Parkersburg, West Virginia, for a new two-year period, beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service, and setting a final rate for an interim period for Colgan’s service at Parkersburg, West Virginia, in order for the carrier to be compensated, from June 1, 2008, until further Department action, pending the completion of the carrier-selection case.
- Order 2008-7-22 (July 17, 2008): re-selecting Colgan Air, Inc. d/b/a United Express to provide subsidized essential air service at Parkersburg, West Virginia, at an annual subsidy rate of $2,190,281, for the period of August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2010.
- Order 2010-6-25 (June 29, 2010): re-selecting Colgan Air, Inc. to provide essential air service (EAS) at Clarksburg/Fairmont and Morgantown, WV, for a combined annual subsidy of $2,976,438, and at Beckley, WV, for an annual subsidy of $2,313, 457, for the two-year period from August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2012. Also selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc., to provide EAS at Parkersburg, WV/Marietta, OH, at an annual subsidy rate of $2,642,237, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full EAS through the end of the 24th month thereafter. The total annual subsidy for all four communities is $7,923,132.
- Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, official website
- Parkersburg/Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport at West Virginia DOT Airport Directory
- Aerial image as of April 1996 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for PKB, effective December 12, 2013
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