Worland Municipal Airport
|Worland Municipal Airport|
|IATA: WRL – ICAO: KWRL – FAA LID: WRL|
|Owner||City of Worland|
|Elevation AMSL||4,252 ft / 1,296 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Worland Municipal Airport (IATA: WRL, ICAO: KWRL, FAA LID: WRL) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Worland, a city in Washakie County, Wyoming, United States. It is owned by the City of Worland and was originally constructed in 1953. The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline. Service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,996 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 2,650 enplanements in 2009, and 2,737 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Worland Municipal Airport covers an area of 690 acres (279 ha) at an elevation of 4,252 feet (1,296 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways, one of which (16/34) has an asphalt surface measuring 7,001 by 100 feet (2,134 x 30 m). The other two runways have turf surfaces: 10/28 is 2,501 by 60 feet (762 x 18 m) and 4/22 is 2,241 by 60 feet (683 x 18 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 5,232 aircraft operations, an average of 14 per day: 67% general aviation, 21% air taxi, 12% scheduled commercial, and <1% military. At that time there were 16 aircraft based at this airport: 56% single-engine, 13% jet, and 31% helicopter.
Airline and destinations
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Great Lakes Airlines||Cheyenne, Denver (one stop)†, Riverton|
† Great Lakes Airlines' flights to Denver stop in Cheyenne or Riverton.
- FAA Airport Master Record for WRL ( 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.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2981) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2000-5-14 (May 11, 2000): tentatively reselecting Great Lakes Aviation to provide essential air service at Laramie, Rock Springs and Worland, Wyoming, for the two-year period from May 1, 2000-April 30, 2002, at an annual subsidies of $297,633, for Laramie, $465,023, for Rock Springs, and $353,345 for Worland.
- Order 2002-7-20 (July 11, 2002): extends the interim subsidy rates of Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. at each of the communities listed (Page, AZ; Alamosa, CO; Pueblo, CO; Ironwood, MI/Ashland, WI; McCook, NE; Laramie, WY; Rock Springs, WY; Worland, WY; Moab, UT; Vernal, UT).
- 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.
- Order 2008-7-3 (July 1, 2008): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., operating as both a United Airlines and Frontier Airlines code-share partner, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Laramie and Worland, Wyoming, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,215,603 for Laramie and $1,735,814 for Worland, for the two-year period of October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2010.
- Order 2010-8-10 (August 18, 2010): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., operating as both a United Airlines and Frontier Airlines code share partner, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Laramie and Worland, for a combined annual subsidy of $2,951,908, for the two-year period from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2012.
- Worland Municipal Airport at City of Worland website
- Aerial image as of July 1994 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for WRL, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: