Boulder City Municipal Airport

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Boulder City Municipal Airport
Boulder City - Municipal (61B) AN1977832.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Boulder City Municipality
Serves Boulder City, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 2,203 ft / 671 m
Coordinates 35°56′50″N 114°51′37″W / 35.94722°N 114.86028°W / 35.94722; -114.86028Coordinates: 35°56′50″N 114°51′37″W / 35.94722°N 114.86028°W / 35.94722; -114.86028
BVU is located in Nevada
Location of airport in Nevada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9L/27R 2,166 660 Asphalt
9R/27L 4,803 1,464 Asphalt
15/33 3,852 1,174 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 100,025
Based aircraft 234

Boulder City Municipal Airport (IATA: BLD[2]ICAO: KBVUFAA LID: BVU, formerly 61B[3]) is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) southwest of the central business district of Boulder City, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Boulder City Municipality.[1]

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 300,553 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 194,838 in 2009, and 169,923 in 2010.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[6]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Boulder City Municipal Airport is assigned BVU by the FAA[1] and BLD by the IATA[2] (which assigned BVU to Beluga Airport in Beluga, Alaska).[7]


Boulder City Municipal Airport replaced Boulder City Airport that started out as Bullock Airport.

On March 19, 2009 the Boulder City Aerocenter, a new 30,000 sq ft (2,800 m2) terminal, opened to service Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines and Scenic Airlines.[8]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Boulder City Municipal Airport covers an area of 530 acres (214 ha) at an elevation of 2,203 feet (671 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways with asphalt surfaces: 9L/27R is 2,166 by 60 feet (660 x 18 m); 9R/27L is 4,803 by 75 feet (1,464 x 23 m); 15/33 is 3,852 by 75 feet (1,174 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending February 1, 2011, the airport had 100,025 aircraft operations, an average of 274 per day: 70% air taxi, 30% general aviation, and <1% military. At that time there were 234 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 13% helicopter, 9% multi-engine, 1% ultralight, and <1% jet.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Grand Canyon
Las Vegas Helicopters Grand Canyon
Scenic Airlines operated by Grand Canyon Airlines Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Airlines Grand Canyon
5 Star Helicopter Tours Grand Canyon


Carrier shares: January – December 2008[9]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2008[9]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers
2008 2007
1 Peach Springs, AZ Peach Springs Airport (DQR) 18,360 20,710
2 Grand Canyon, AZ Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) 11,380 38,740


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for BVU (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "IATA Airport Code Search (BLD: Boulder City Municipal)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Boulder City Municipal Airport (61B)". FAA data republished by AirNav. January 15, 2009. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Beluga, Alaska (ICAO: PABG, IATA: BVU, FAA: BLG)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Spillman, Benjamin (March 20, 2009). "Happy landings in Boulder City". Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Boulder City, NV: Boulder City Municipal (BLD)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 

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