San Luis Valley Regional Airport
|San Luis Valley Regional Airport
|IATA: ALS – ICAO: KALS – FAA LID: ALS
– WMO: 72462
|Owner||City and County of Alamosa|
|Elevation AMSL||7,539 ft / 2,298 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
San Luis Valley Regional Airport (IATA: ALS, ICAO: KALS, FAA LID: ALS) (Bergman Field) is two miles south of Alamosa, in Alamosa County, Colorado. It is owned by the City and County of Alamosa. It sees one airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 7,161 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 6,279 in 2009 and 6,737 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
The airport covers 1,700 acres (688 ha) at an elevation of 7,539 feet (2,298 m). It has two runways: 2/20 is 8,519 by 100 feet (2,597 x 30 m) asphalt and 6/24 is 3,200 by 100 feet (975 x 30 m) dirt.
In the year ending January 1, 2011 the airport had 30,772 aircraft operations, average 84 per day: 73% general aviation, 23% air taxi, and 3% military. 44 aircraft were then based at the airport: 84% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, and 2% helicopter.
Scheduled passenger service:
|Great Lakes Airlines||Denver, Farmington|
|1||Denver, CO||7,000||Great Lakes|
- FAA Airport Master Record for ALS ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "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.
- "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2960) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2006-7-19: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Alamosa and Cortez, Colorado for two years, beginning August 1, 2006. Alamosa will receive three nonstop round trips to Denver each weekday and weekend (18 total round trips per week) at an annual subsidy rate of $1,150,268. Cortez will receive three nonstop round trips to Denver each weekday and weekend at an annual subsidy rate of $796,577. Each community will be served with 19-passenger Beech 1900-D aircraft.
- Order 2008-5-34: reselecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., d/b/a United Express, to provide essential air service (EAS) at annual subsidy rates of $1,853,475 at Alamosa, Colorado, and $1,295,562 at Cortez, through July 31, 2010.
- Order 2010-7-5: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to continue providing subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Alamosa and Cortez, Colorado, for the two-year period beginning August 1, 2010, at the annual subsidy rates of $1,987,155 and $1,847,657, respectively.
- San Luis Valley Regional Airport at Colorado DOT website
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ALS, effective August 21, 2014
- Resources for this airport: