Nantucket Memorial Airport
|Nantucket Memorial Airport|
|IATA: ACK – ICAO: KACK – FAA LID: ACK|
|Owner||Town of Nantucket|
|Hub for||Cape Air
|Elevation AMSL||48 ft / 15 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Nantucket Memorial Airport (IATA: ACK, ICAO: KACK, FAA LID: ACK) is a public airport on the south side of the island of Nantucket in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The airport is owned by the Town of Nantucket and is located three miles (5 km) southeast of the town. It is the second busiest airport in the state, after Logan International Airport.
- Runway 6/24: 6,303 ft × 150 ft (1,921 m × 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 12/30: 2,696 ft × 50 ft (822 m × 15 m), Surface: Asphalt
- Runway 15/33: 4,000 ft × 100 ft (1,219 m × 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2006, the airport had 163,810 aircraft operations, an average of 448 per day: 74% air taxi, 26% general aviation, <1% scheduled commercial and military (636). In 2006, there were 33 aircraft based at this airport: 48% single engine, 48% multi-engine and 2% helicopters.
Terminal and facilities
In 2009, the terminal was updated with an upgrade of the previous 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) and an expansion of 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) at a cost of approximately $29 million. A major goal of the expansion was to increase the capacity of the terminal substantially over the original 1950s facility. Another goal was to segregate air-taxi passengers, who do not require security screening, from airline passengers, who do.
The airport apron for commercial aircraft has eight parking spots for Cessna 402 aircraft mainly operated by Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines and to a lesser extent from Island Airlines, These parking locations are also utilized by island Airlines new fleet of Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft which are beginning to replace the airlines Cessna 402s. There are also four larger parking spots for the Jetblue E190, US Airways CRJ-200, Delta CRJ-200 and United Dash 8 Q-200. More spots are available if needed. Most of the parking is reserved for general aviation aircraft. Across from the terminal, there is a cargo facility where some of Nantucket's imports are handled.
Airlines and destinations
|Cape Air||Boston, Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford
Seasonal: Providence, White Plains
|Delta Connection operated by Endeavor Air||Seasonal: New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia|
|JetBlue Airways||Seasonal: Boston, New York-JFK|
|Tradewind Aviation||Seasonal: Westchester, Teterboro|
|United Express operated by CommutAir||Seasonal: Newark|
|US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin||Seasonal: Washington-National|
Up through the 1990s, a variety of other carriers served the airport, some of which used jet airliners as large as McDonnell Douglas DC-9s. These included such major carriers as, American Airlines and Continental Airlines. Business Express, a Delta Connection air carrier, also operated seasonal jet flights into Nantucket utilizing British Aerospace BAe 146-200 aircraft. As of 2012, JetBlue, connecting seasonally to New York City's JFK airport with Embraer 190s, provides the largest aircraft serving the airport.
|1||Hyannis, Massachusetts||92,000||Cape Air, Island, Nantucket Airlines|
|2||Boston, Massachusetts||33,000||Cape Air, JetBlue, Nantucket Airlines|
|3||New York, New York-JFK||23,000||Delta Connection, JetBlue|
|4||New Bedford, Massachusetts||8,000||Cape Air|
|5||Newark, New Jersey||7,000||United Express|
|6||Washington (National), DC||5,000||US Airways|
|7||Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts||4,000||Cape Air|
|8||Providence, Rhode Island||2,000||Cape Air|
|9||White Plains, New York||2,000||Cape Air|
- FAA Airport Master Record for ACK ( PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
- List of all Massachusetts Airports - MA Airports. Ranker.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
- Gerber, Greg (September-October 2009). "Nantucket Memorial Expands & Modernizes Without Losing Island Charm". Airport Improvement Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- Nantucket Memorial Airport (official site)
- The meaning of "ACK"
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: