Provo Municipal Airport

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Provo Municipal Airport
Provo Municipal Airport Logo.jpg
IATA: PVUICAO: KPVUFAA LID: PVU
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Provo
Serves Provo, Utah
Elevation AMSL 4,497 ft / 1,370.7 m
Coordinates 40°13′09.1″N 111°43′24.1″W / 40.219194°N 111.723361°W / 40.219194; -111.723361Coordinates: 40°13′09.1″N 111°43′24.1″W / 40.219194°N 111.723361°W / 40.219194; -111.723361
Website http://flyprovo.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,599 2,621 Asphalt
18/36 6,614 2,016 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Concrete
H2 40 12 Concrete
Statistics (CY 2013)
Enplanements 30,090[1]
% Change from CY 2012 1.13%

Provo Municipal Airport (IATA: PVUICAO: KPVUFAA LID: PVU) is a public airport two miles (3 km) west of Provo, in Utah County, Utah. The airport hosts Allegiant Air flights to three airports, one in Arizona and two in California - Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Oakland International Airport. It is the second busiest public airport in Utah by aircraft movements, with 172,000 aircraft operations in the year ending May 2007.[2]

Overview[edit]

The airport is used for general aviation and rarely had scheduled airline flights until June 2011 when Frontier Airlines began daily flights to Denver. Salt Lake City International Airport (about 40 miles (64 km) north) is the closest airport with numerous flights. (SkyWest Airlines flew to Provo from 1974-1975.)[3]

Service to Denver on Frontier ended in January 2013.[4] Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix/Mesa in February 2013,[5] and in March 2013 announced twice-weekly flights to Oakland International Airport beginning June 7, 2013.[6] On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Allegiant Air would begin flying to Los Angeles International Airport beginning September 26, 2013. [7]

Having one fixed base operator, the airport is frequently used for flight training and is home to flight schools, including one operated by Utah Valley University. In the last 6 months of 2011 the airport had 14,858 enplanements.

History[edit]

The airport's Air Traffic Control Tower opened in 2005. Previously, the airport was uncontrolled. When the control tower opened, the nearby airspace became Class D airspace over a radius of 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) around the airport and up to 7,000 feet (2,100 m) MSL (2500 feet AGL), with a circular cutout in the southern portion surrounding nearby Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, which is not Class D.

In anticipation of commercial passenger service, a new terminal area was built in early 2011 to house Transportation Security Administration equipment for passenger screening. As of August 2012, a millimeter wave full body scanner is in use.[8]

Due to the 2013 U.S. federal budget sequestration, the FAA announced that 173 control towers around the nation would close, including the tower at Provo.[9]

Facilities[edit]

Provo Municipal Airport covers 869 acres (3.5 km2) and has two runways and two helipads:

  • Runway 13/31: 8,599 ft × 150 ft (2,621 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • Runway 18/36: 6,614 ft × 150 ft (2,016 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • Helipad H1: 40 ft × 40 ft (12 m × 12 m) Concrete
  • Helipad H2: 40 ft × 40 ft (12 m × 12 m) Concrete

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix/Mesa

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from Provo (Mar 2014 - Feb 2015)[10]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Phoenix, Arizona (AZA) 32,000 Allegiant
2 Los Angeles, California 16,000 Allegiant
3 Oakland, California 15,000 Allegiant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. June 20, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for PVU (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-02-14
  3. ^ "SkyWest 35 Years". 
  4. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562403/Frontier-Airlines-to-suspend-Provo-Airport-flights.html?pg=all
  5. ^ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/55406796-79/provo-allegiant-frontier-phoenix.html.csp
  6. ^ http://ir.allegiantair.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=197578&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1798442&highlight=
  7. ^ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/56555969-79/allegiant-airport-provo-airline.html.csp
  8. ^ "Provo Airport gets TSA's advanced imaging". Daily Herald. Daily Herald (Utah). Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  9. ^ http://www.faa.gov/news/media/fct_closed.pdf
  10. ^ "Provo, Utah". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. March 2014. 

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