Riverton Regional Airport
|Riverton Regional Airport|
|IATA: RIW – ICAO: KRIW – FAA LID: RIW|
|Owner||City of Riverton|
|Elevation AMSL||5,528 ft / 1,685 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Riverton Regional Airport (IATA: RIW, ICAO: KRIW, FAA LID: RIW) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Riverton, a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline. Service was subsidized by the Essential Air Service program until October 2006, when Great Lakes Airlines began providing subsidy-free service.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 17,035 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 14,186 enplanements in 2009, and 14,361 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Riverton Regional Airport covers an area of 1,250 acres (506 ha) at an elevation of 5,528 feet (1,685 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 10/28 is 8,204 by 150 feet (2,501 x 46 m) and 1/19 is 4,800 by 75 feet (1,463 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 6,690 aircraft operations, an average of 18 per day: 76% general aviation, 24% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 45 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, and 2% jet.
Airline and destination
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Great Lakes Airlines||Denver|
- FAA Airport Master Record for RIW ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "Order 2006-9-9". U.S. Department of Transportation. September 11, 2006.
- "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 OST-2003-14536) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Notice (February 17, 2003): of Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to terminate scheduled air service at Riverton, Wyoming. The effective date of this intended termination is May 17, 2003.
- Order 2003-4-11 (April 15, 2003): prohibiting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Great Lakes), from suspending its unsubsidized service at Riverton, Wyoming and requesting proposals from carriers interested in providing replacement at the community.
- Order 2004-7-16 (July 20, 2004): selects Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service with 19-passenger B1900D aircraft at Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland, Wyoming, for two years for annual subsidy rates of $397,400, $394,046, $390,488, and $797,844, respectively.
- Order 2006-9-9 (September 11, 2006): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., operating as both a United Airlines and Frontier code-share partner, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Laramie and Worland, Wyoming, at an annual subsidy rate of $487,516 for Laramie and $972,757 for Worland, for the two-year period of October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2008. On June 14, 2006, Great Lakes notified the Department that it will continue its existing service at Rock Springs but on a subsidy-free basis as of October 1, 2006, the beginning of the new rate-term. On July 24, 2006, Great Lakes notified the Department that it will also continue to provide its existing service at Riverton on a subsidy-free basis beginning October 1, 2006.
- Riverton Regional Airport, official site
- Aerial image as of July 1994 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for RIW, effective November 13, 2014
- Resources for this airport: