Watertown International Airport

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Watertown International Airport
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IATA: ARTICAO: KARTFAA LID: ART
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner County of Jefferson
Serves Watertown, New York
Elevation AMSL 328 ft / 100 m
Coordinates 43°59′31″N 076°01′14″W / 43.99194°N 76.02056°W / 43.99194; -76.02056Coordinates: 43°59′31″N 076°01′14″W / 43.99194°N 76.02056°W / 43.99194; -76.02056
Map
ART is located in New York
ART
ART
Location of airport in New York
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,999 1,828 Asphalt
7/25 4,999 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 50,463
Based aircraft 27
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Watertown International Airport (IATA: ART[2]ICAO: KARTFAA LID: ART) is a county owned, public use airport located in Jefferson County, New York, United States.[1] It is located five nautical miles (6 mi, 9 km) west of the central business district of Watertown. The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but has scheduled passenger service provided by one commercial airline and subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. The airport does not provide any scheduled international passenger flights, but is available as an international port of entry for private aircraft on two hours advance notice to customs from pilots.

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 2,203 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2010,[3] 4,449 in 2011,[4] and 16,988 in 2012.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2013–2017 categorized it as a general aviation airport based on enplanements in 2010,[6] but it would qualify as commercial service based on enplanements in 2011 or 2012 (over 2,500 annually).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The Watertown International Airport covers an area of 1,060 acres (429 ha) at an elevation of 328 feet (100 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 10/28 is 5,999 by 150 feet (1,828 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 4,999 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 50,463 aircraft operations, an average of 138 per day: 67% general aviation, 28% military, and 4% air taxi. At that time 27 aircraft were based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 4% jet, and 4% helicopter.[1]

Airport development[edit]

Watertown International Airport's first scheduled jet service is operated by American Eagle Airlines, which flies 44 passenger Embraer ERJ 140 regional jets. Service was initially planned to begin in June 2011, however an environmental impact assessment had to first be completed to ensure that neither residents of nearby Dexter nor wildlife would be adversely impacted by the new service. Additionally, renovation work of baggage systems and passenger waiting areas was necessary to accommodate the new service, which cost nearly one million dollars.[7] Service began November 17, 2011.[8]

Airline and destination[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
US Airways Express Philadelphia [9]

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: January – December 2013[10]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
American Eagle
38,660(100%)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2013[10]
Rank City Airport name & IATA code Passengers
2013 2012
1 Chicago, IL Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) 18,680 16,950
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 4,612 3,672 7,471 524 2,145 2,203 4,449 16,988
Change +23.71% -20.38% +103.48% -92.99% +309.35% +2.70% +101.95% +281.84%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ART (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (ART: Watertown)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 8, 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. ^ "Watertown airport renovations under review". YNN.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "American Eagle to begin Watertown service". Watertown Daily Times. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Merged airline shifting Upstate N.Y. flight destination to Phila.". Philadephia Inquirer. February 26, 2014. "A former American Eagle flight between Watertown, N.Y. and Chicago O'Hare Airport will move to a new route between Watertown and Philadelphia International Airport, beginning May 8. US Airways, which merged with American Airlines in December, ... The Watertown flight will operate twice daily as part of a government-subsidized 'essential air service' program." 
  10. ^ a b "Watertown, NY: Watertown International (ART)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 8, 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. 

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