Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport

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Owensboro-Daviess County Airport
Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Logo.jpg
IATA: OWBICAO: KOWBFAA LID: OWB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Owensboro City & Daviess County
Serves Owensboro, Kentucky
Elevation AMSL 407 ft / 124 m
Coordinates 37°44′20″N 087°10′01″W / 37.73889°N 87.16694°W / 37.73889; -87.16694Coordinates: 37°44′20″N 087°10′01″W / 37.73889°N 87.16694°W / 37.73889; -87.16694
Website www.owb.net
Map
OWB is located in Kentucky
OWB
OWB
Location of airport in Kentucky
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,000 2,438 Concrete
5/23 5,000 1,524 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 46,404
Based aircraft 55

Owensboro-Daviess County Airport (IATA: OWB[2]ICAO: KOWBFAA LID: OWB) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Owensboro, a city in Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. The airport is owned by both the city and county.[1] It is mostly used for general aviation and is served by two commercial airlines. Scheduled passenger service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 16,193 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2010,[3] 17,296 in 2011,[4] and 30,795 in 2012.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2013–2017 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Owensboro-Daviess County Airport covers an area of 826 acres (334 ha) at an elevation of 407 feet (124 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 18/36 is 8,000 by 150 feet (2,438 x 46 m) with a concrete surface and 5/23 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m) with an asphalt/concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 46,404 aircraft operations, an average of 127 per day: 91% general aviation, 5% air taxi, 4% military, and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time 55 aircraft were based at this airport: 62% single-engine, 18% multi-engine, 18% jet, and 2% ultralight.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Orlando/Sanford
Cape Air St. Louis

History[edit]

RegionsAir operating as AmericanConnection provided flights to St. Louis until it ceased operations in March 2007. The next EAS contract was awarded to Big Sky Airlines, operating as Delta Connection, with service to Cincinnati scheduled to begin in June 2007. Big Sky began service in November 2007 and abruptly ended operations in January 2008.[7] Great Lakes Aviation was awarded a contract but ultimately cancelled.[8] Owensboro was without scheduled air service from January 7, 2008, until August 31, 2009 when Pacific Wings operating as KentuckySkies was awarded the Essential Air Service contract offering flights to Nashville. On June 30, 2011 Pacific Wings notified the USDOT of their intent to end service at OWB, saying that they were "unable to procure counter or gate space at Nashville International Airport on reasonable terms," and on October 20, 2011 American Airlines code-share partner Cape Air was selected to operate flights to their hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport[9] with service beginning on December 5, 2011.

On February 19, 2009, Allegiant Air began service from Owensboro to Orlando Sanford International Airport, and did operate flights to Las Vegas as well. The airline ended flights to Las Vegas on August 13, 2012.

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: September 2013 – August 2014[10]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Allegiant
34,570(82.36%)
Cape Air
7,400(17.64%)
Top domestic destinations: September 2013 – August 2014[10]
Rank City Airport name & IATA code Passengers
1 Sanford, FL Orlando Sanford International (SFB) 18,000
2 St. Louis, MO Lambert–St. Louis International (STL) 4,000
Passenger boardings (enplanements) by year, as per the FAA
Year 2005 [11] 2006 [12] 2007 [13] 2008 [14] 2009 [15] 2010 [3] 2011 [4] 2012 [5]
Enplanements 3,611 4,680 838 103 10,720 16,193 17,296 30,795
Change +26.7% +29.6% -82.1% -87.7% +10307.8% +51.1% +6.8% +78.1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OWB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (OWB: Owensboro / Daviess County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "2010 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "2011 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF). CY 2011 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. October 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "2012 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF). CY 2012 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. October 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013-2017 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. September 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Lee Denney and Matt Weafer (2008-01-10). "Airline Departing, flights expected to continue". Messenger-Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  8. ^ "Air service awarded to Great Lakes; flights may be to St. Louis". Jackson Sun. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2008-02-03. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Docket DOT-OST-2000-7855 ORDER TENTATIVELY SELECTING CARRIER". USDOT. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  10. ^ a b "Owensboro, KY: Owensboro Daviess County (OWB)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. August 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2005 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 200 KB). CY 2005 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. Fall 2006. 
  12. ^ "2006 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 250 KB). CY 2006 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. Fall 2007. 
  13. ^ "2007 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 187 KB). CY 2007 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. September 26, 2008. 
  14. ^ "2008 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  15. ^ "2009 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF, 891 KB). CY 2009 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. November 23, 2010. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2000-7855) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2005-6-14 (June 15, 2005): reselecting RegionsAir, Inc. d/b/a American Connection, formerly known as Corporate Airlines, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at each of the above communities (Burlington, IA; Cape Girardeau, MO; Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Jackson, TN; Marion/Herrin, IL; Owensboro, KY; Kirksville, MO) for a new two-year period from June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2007, for a combined annual subsidy of $7,306,249. Also by this order, the Department is terminating the show-cause proceeding tentatively terminating subsidy at Kirksville, Missouri, as RegionsAir's selected proposal is below the $200-per-passenger cap.
    • Order 2007-3-5 (March 9, 2007): selecting Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, and Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at the above communities (Burlington, IA; Cape Girardeau, MO; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Jackson, TN; Marion/Herrin, IL, Owensboro, KY) for the two-year period from June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2009, using 19-seat Beech 1900D turboprop aircraft as follows: Big Sky at Cape Girardeau, Jackson, and Owensboro for a combined annual subsidy of $3,247,440; and Great Lakes at Burlington, Fort Leonard Wood, and Marion/Herrin for a combined annual subsidy of $2,590,461.
    • Order 2008-2-1 (February 1, 2008): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Jackson, Tennessee and Owensboro, Kentucky for the two-year period beginning when the carrier starts full EAS at all three communities.
    • Order 2009-6-17 (June 22, 2009): selecting Pacific Wings, LLC to provide essential air service (EAS) at Owensboro, Kentucky, and Jackson, Tennessee, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $2,294,401 ($1,068,773 for Owensboro and $1,225,628 for Jackson), for a two-year period1 beginning when Pacific Wings inaugurates service.
    • Order 2011-10-14 (October 20, 2011): tentatively selecting Hyannis Air Service, Inc. d/b/a Cape Air to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Owensboro, Kentucky, for a four-year period. The four-year period will begin when Cape Air inaugurates full EAS and will run through the end of the 48th month thereafter. This tentative selection of Cape Air will provide Owensboro with 18 nonstop round trips per week to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport using 9-passenger Cessna 402 aircraft at an annual subsidy rate of $1,529,913.
    • Order 2011-11-5 (November 3, 2011): making final the tentative findings in Order 2011-10-14.

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