Canyonlands Field

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Canyonlands Field
IATA: CNYICAO: KCNYFAA LID: CNY
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Grand County
Serves Moab, Utah
Elevation AMSL 4,557 ft / 1,389 m
Coordinates 38°45′18″N 109°45′17″W / 38.75500°N 109.75472°W / 38.75500; -109.75472Coordinates: 38°45′18″N 109°45′17″W / 38.75500°N 109.75472°W / 38.75500; -109.75472
Website GrandCountyUtah.net/...
Map
CNY is located in Utah
CNY
CNY
Location in Utah
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 7,100 2,164 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 10,150
Based aircraft 14

Canyonlands Field (IATA: CNYICAO: KCNYFAA LID: CNY) is in Grand County, Utah, 21 miles northwest of Moab, Utah.[1] The airport is used for general aviation and sees one airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the airport had 2,870 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 3,982 in 2009 2,701 in 2010,[3] 9,181 in 2011, 7,955 in 2012, and 7,048 in 2013. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).

History[edit]

Canyonlands Field opened during the mid 1960s with 6900-ft runway 15/33, 150 ft wide. This runway was replaced in 1985 with the current NE/SW runway.[4]

The original Frontier Airlines began serving the previous airfield, Grand County Airport, in 1959 followed by service into the then-new Canyonlands Field from the mid 1960s until the early 1970s. In 1959, Frontier was operating Douglas DC-3 service direct to Denver with intermediate stops in Grand Junction, Montrose, Gunnison and Pueblo.[5] By 1967, Frontier was serving the airport with Convair 580 turboprops with direct flights to Albuquerque (ABQ), Denver (DEN), El Paso (ELP), Phoenix (PHX), Salt Lake City (SLC) and Tucson (TUS) via various intermediate stops en route.[6] Frontier was still serving Moab in 1970 with nonstop Convair 580 flights to Grand Junction (GJT) with continuing service to Denver.[7]

Following the cessation of service by Frontier, several commuter airlines served Moab at different times over the years primarily with flights to Salt Lake City. These air carriers included Transwestern Airlines[8] and Alpine Aviation[9] which both operated small Piper Aircraft twin prop airplanes on the route. Other commuter airlines providing service to Salt Lake City included Air Midwest and Salmon Air.[10]

Great Lakes Airlines arrived on January 6, 2007 with two daily flights to Denver International Airport with Beechcraft 1900D turboprops.[11] On December 5, 2011, Great Lakes began a daily nonstop flight to Vernal, Utah as an extension of its Denver service. Great Lakes subsequently ceased all service to Moab.[12]

Facilities[edit]

Canyonlands Field covers 985 acres (399 ha) at an elevation of 4,557 feet (1,389 m). Its runway, 3/21, is 7,100 by 75 feet (2,164 x 23 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending August 30, 2011 the airport had 10,150 aircraft operations, average 27 per day: 53% general aviation, 33.5% air taxi, 12% airline, and 1.5% military. 14 aircraft were then based at this airport: 86% single-engine and 14% ultralight.[1]

Airline and destination[edit]

The following airline operates scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection Salt Lake City (ends April 30, 2015)[13]
Great Lakes Airlines Denver (begins May 1, 2015)[14]

The Delta Connection service is operated by SkyWest Airlines with Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprops.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CNY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://core.tdar.org/document/23099
  5. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, July 1, 1959 Frontier Airlines system timetable
  6. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Oct. 29, 1967 Frontier Airlines system timetable
  7. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Oct. 25, 1970 Frontier Airlines route map
  8. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 edition, Official Airline Guide (OAG), Moab to Salt Lake City flight schedules
  9. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Feb. 15, 1989; Oct. 1, 1991; April 2, 1995 editions, Official Airline Guide (OAG), Moab to Salt Lake City flight schedules
  10. ^ http://www.go-utah/salmon-air/
  11. ^ http://www.airliners.net, photo of Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D at Canyonlands Field (KCNY)
  12. ^ http://www.flygreatlakes.com, Route Map
  13. ^ http://www.moabtimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-SkyWest+announces+it+will+end+service+to+Moab+next+spring%20&id=26132043&instance=secondary_two_leftcolumn
  14. ^ http://www.moabtimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Great+Lakes+awarded+EAS+contract+at+Canyonlands+Field%20&id=26556559&instance=secondary_three_leftcolumn
  15. ^ http://www.delta.com, Flight Schedules

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