Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

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For military use of this facility, see Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station.
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (YNG)
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IATA: YNGICAO: KYNGFAA LID: YNG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Western Reserve Port Authority
Operator Western Reserve Port Authority
Serves Youngstown / Warren, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 1,196 ft / 365 m
Coordinates 41°15′39″N 080°40′45″W / 41.26083°N 80.67917°W / 41.26083; -80.67917
Website www.yngairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,002 1,525 Asphalt
14/32 9,003 2,744 Asphalt
143/323 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 60,845
Based aircraft 43
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport (IATA: YNGICAO: KYNGFAA LID: YNG) is a public and military airport in Trumbull County, Ohio,[1] 11 miles north of Youngstown[1] and 10 miles (16 km) east of Warren. The airport is in Vienna, Ohio and is home to the Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station.

The airport has been open for over 50 years. It is run by the Western Reserve Port Authority, made up of members appointed by the Mahoning and Trumbull County Commissioners. The WRPA plays a vital role in the regional economy as it teams with the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and is leading the plan to clean up the Mahoning River.

History[edit]

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport began as the Youngstown Municipal Airport (MAP), and was one of the last Works Progress Administration projects. Construction began in 1939 and the airport opened a year later. The airport is 11 miles (18 km) north of Youngstown in Vienna Center because during the 1930s and 1940s, there was little room inside the city limits for an airport the size of the one planned. The airport that had been serving the city, Lansdowne Airport, lacked room to expand.

US Airways, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Pan Am Clipper Connection and Vacation Express have serviced the airport at some point. In the early 2000s (decade), the airport had no scheduled airline service. In 2006 Allegiant Air began scheduled service to Orlando, Florida bringing commercial air service back to Youngstown. In 2008 Vision Airlines announced the start of charter operations to and from Gulfport Mississippi once a month. Other local airports include Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Akron-Canton Regional Airport, Erie International Airport and the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station[edit]

Youngstown ARS is located at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Its primary mission is to serve as home of the 910th Airlift Wing (910 AW), an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) C-130H unit with two flying squadrons and a total of 16 aircraft. The 910 AW is operationally-gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC) and a portion of the wing is devoted to its aerial spray mission. The 910 AW has nearly 1,450 personnel, consisting of a combination of full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), Air Reserve Technicians (ART) and traditional part-time drilling Air Force Reservists. The installation also hosts a Navy Operational Support Center and a Marine Corps Reserve Center that is home to nearly 400 Navy and Marine Corps Reservists in various units. It is also home to the Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron of the Ohio Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport covers 1,468 acres (594 ha) at an elevation of 1,196 feet (365 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt runways: 5/23 is 5,002 by 150 feet (1,525 x 46 m); 14/32 is 9,003 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m); 143/323 is 3,500 by 60 feet (1,067 x 18 m).[1]

In 2008 the airport had 60,845 aircraft operations, average 166 per day: 59% general aviation, 38% military, 3% air taxi and less than 1% scheduled commercial. 43 aircraft were then based at this airport: 47% single-engine, 19% multi-engine, 7% jet and 28% military.[1]

Passenger terminal[edit]

The Youngstown Warren Regional Airport terminal building sits on the southeast end of the airport. In 2000, the Youngstown Airport renovated and expanded the boarding area. The new gate area consists of six gates (two jetways and four ground-loading gates), and accommodates aircraft ranging up to a Boeing 757 in size. The airport is equipped to handle up to 250,000 passengers a year in the current configuration and can seat up to 400 passengers at any given time. Currently the airport has four ticket counter, 1 baggage claim and five on site rental car companies. The only restaurant on site is Mikees II. The airport offers a recently expanded parking facility with the areas lowest parking cost. The airports master plan calls for an expanded terminal to add an additional 3 gates should air service spike at any time.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Orlando/Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Seasonal: Myrtle Beach
Republic Airlines Charter: Atlantic City, Tunica
Sun Country Airlines Charter: Gulfport/Biloxi

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares for January 2013 – December 2013
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Allegiant
87,086(92.43%)
Republic
4,159(0.04%)
Other (including charters)
2,967(0.03%)
Top domestic destinations (January 2013 – December 2013)
Rank City Airport Airline Passengers
1 Orlando, FL Orlando/Sanford International(SFB) Allegiant 36,000
2 Tampa, FL St Petersburg/Clearwater International(PIE) Allegiant 33,000
3 Myrtle Beach, SC Myrtle Beach International (MYR) Allegiant 13,000
4 Fort Myers, FL Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) Allegiant 7,000
5 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City International (ACY) Republic 3,000
6 Tunica, MS Tunica Municipal(UTM) Republic 1,159

Passenger traffic[edit]

Year Enplanements
2005 6,934
2006 12,479
2007 17,572
2008 17,837
2009 17,391
2010 27,717
2011 37,048
2012 40,102
2013 47,750

Ground Transportation[edit]

Youngstown Airport has a number of taxicab and shuttle services

It is also served by six rental car companies both in the terminal and remote, Enterprise, Alamo, National, Budget, Avis, and Hertz (Offsite)

The rental care agencies on site are open for passngers arriving on the aircraft no matter the time of day is.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for YNG (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ Youngstown ARB Fact Sheet

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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