Bemidji Regional Airport

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Bemidji Regional Airport
Bemidji Regional Airport (logo).png
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Bemidji / Beltrami County
ServesBemidji, Minnesota
Elevation AMSL1,391 ft / 424 m
Coordinates47°30′39″N 094°56′05″W / 47.51083°N 94.93472°W / 47.51083; -94.93472
WebsiteBemidjiAirport.org
Map
Bemidji Regional Airport is located in Minnesota
Bemidji Regional Airport
Bemidji Regional Airport
Bemidji Regional Airport is located in the United States
Bemidji Regional Airport
Bemidji Regional Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 7,004 2,135 Asphalt
7/25 5,700 1,737 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2018)13,693
Based aircraft (2020)60

Bemidji Regional Airport (IATA: BJI, ICAO: KBJI, FAA LID: BJI) is three miles northwest of Bemidji, in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States. It is owned by the city of Bemidji and Beltrami County.[1]

The airport is used for general aviation and is served by SkyWest Airlines, as Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines. In 2012, a major terminal rehabilitation project was completed, which expanded the terminal from 13,000 square feet to almost 29,000 square feet.[2]

Airline flights (Wisconsin Central DC-3s) began in 1951–52.

Facilities[edit]

Bemidji Regional Airport covers 1,740 acres (700 ha) at an elevation of 1,391 feet (424 m). It has two asphalt runways: 13/31 is 7,004 by 150 feet (2,135 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 5,700 by 150 feet (1,737 x 46 m).[1] The airport does not have a control tower.[3]

In 2015 the airport had 13,251 aircraft operations, average 36 per day: 59% general aviation, 23% airline, 13% air taxi and 5% military. In January 2017, 60 aircraft were based at this airport: 27 single-engine, 30 multi-engine and 3 helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Bemidji Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
FedEx Feeder Fargo

Destinations map[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest routes out of BJI
(Dec. 2018 - Nov. 2019)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Minneapolis/St Paul 29,000 Delta Connection

Medevac[edit]

Bemidji Regional Airport is one of four locations for Sanford Health AirMed, a level 1 Trauma Center located in Fargo, N.D.

History[edit]

In 2020 the airport received a $1,123,770 CARES Act award.[4][5]

On September 18th 2020, the Bemidji Airport was the setting where President Donald J Trump learned about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump was notified after a campaign rally while walking towards Air Force One of the passing while Elton Johns song Tiny Dancer was playing in the background.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for BJI PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. effective Jan 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Official airport website
  3. ^ Global Aviation Navigator website
  4. ^ Uren, Adam (April 15, 2020). "97 Minnesota airports receive federal bailout cash, here's how much they got". Retrieved June 14, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10 Billion in Relief for America's Airports". April 14, 2020. Retrieved June 14, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ https://www.npr.org/sections/death-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg/2020/09/18/914666608/trump-reacts-to-justice-ginsburgs-amazing-life-on-tarmac-after-rally
  7. ^ https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-09-18/2020-contenders-ruth-bader-ginsburg

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