Williamsport Regional Airport

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Williamsport Regional Airport
Williamsport Regional Airport logo.png
IATA: IPTICAO: KIPTFAA LID: IPT
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority
Serves Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Elevation AMSL 528 ft / 161 m
Coordinates 41°14′30″N 076°55′18″W / 41.24167°N 76.92167°W / 41.24167; -76.92167Coordinates: 41°14′30″N 076°55′18″W / 41.24167°N 76.92167°W / 41.24167; -76.92167
Website www.FlyIPT.com
Map
IPT is located in Pennsylvania
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Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 6,824 2,080 Asphalt
12/30 4,273 1,302 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 27,017
Based aircraft 37
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Williamsport Regional Airport (IATA: IPT[2]ICAO: KIPTFAA LID: IPT) is a public towered airport five miles east of Williamsport, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. It is owned by the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority.[1]

Federal Aviation Administration reported 23,901 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 19,834 in 2009 and 22,519 in 2010 at the airport.[4] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 535 acres (217 ha) at an elevation of 528 feet (161 m) above sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 9/27 is 6,824 by 150 feet (2,080 x 46 m) and 12/30 is 4,273 by 150 feet (1,302 x 46 m).[1]

In 2010 the airport had 27,017 aircraft operations, average 74 per day: 78% general aviation, 20% scheduled airline, and 2% military. 37 aircraft were then based at the airport: 60% single-engine, 30% multi-engine, 5% jet, and 5% helicopter.[1]

Airline and destination[edit]

Scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
US Airways Express Philadelphia

TWA and United dropped IPT in 1965-66, leaving Allegheny Airlines. For a year or two 1974-75 Allegheny flew BAC One-Elevens and Douglas DC-9-30s Pittsburgh to Williamsport; few or no jets at IPT since then. Scheduled flights were reduced in the 1980s, 1990s, and in 2004 when US Airways' prop affiliate ended flights to Pittsburgh International Airport. US Airways Express now has 3 flights a day to Philadelphia.

Events[edit]

The Williamsport Regional Association of Pilots holds a Fly-In every June.

Overlooking IPT from the hillside in the summer of 2003.

Future[edit]

The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority announced the terminal will be replaced with a building twice the size. There are plans for a new control tower. Airport officials said the project will cost around $13 million, and they are hope to get state and federal grant money. The new terminal is expected to be open by the end of 2013.

Related[edit]

  • On April 25, 1993, Thomas L. Knauff set an FAI world record flying a glider on an out-and-return course of 1,646.68 km (1,023.20 mi), releasing from tow over this airport, then flying along the Appalachian Mountains to Corryton, Tennessee, and returning for a landing 10 hours later. This world record stood for almost 20 years, and was only recently broken in Argentina, but is still a national record.[6]

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