Provo Municipal Airport ( IATA: PVU, ICAO: KPVU, FAA 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, and in March 2013 announced twice-weekly flights to [5 ] Oakland International Airport beginning June 7, 2013. On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Allegiant Air would begin flying to [6 ] Los Angeles International Airport beginning September 26, 2013. [7 ]
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 ]
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.
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 km
2) 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 ]
Top destinations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. June 20, 2014 . Retrieved . September 14, 2014
^ FAA Airport Master Record for PVU ( Form 5010 ), effective 2008-02-14 PDF
^ "SkyWest 35 Years".
^ "Provo Airport gets TSA's advanced imaging". Daily Herald. Daily Herald (Utah) . Retrieved . 2012-08-04
^ "Provo, Utah". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. March 2014.
External links [ edit ]