Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport

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Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
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2016-10-05 14 51 21 Sign at the entrance to the Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport in Rivanna, Albemarle County, Virginia.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCharlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority
ServesCharlottesville, Virginia
LocationAlbemarle County, VA
Elevation AMSL640 ft / 195 m
Coordinates38°08′19″N 078°27′10″W / 38.13861°N 78.45278°W / 38.13861; -78.45278Coordinates: 38°08′19″N 078°27′10″W / 38.13861°N 78.45278°W / 38.13861; -78.45278
Websitewww.GoCHO.com
Map
CHO is located in Virginia
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CHO is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 6,801 2,073 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations68,858
Based aircraft65
Source: Federal Aviation Administration and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority [1][2]

Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport (IATA: CHO, ICAO: KCHO, FAA LID: CHO) is eight miles north of Charlottesville, in Albemarle County, Virginia. It opened in 1955 and serves the Charlottesville/Albemarle region with non-stop flights to six major cities [3] on three airlines' subsidiaries.[4] CHO underwent major construction in summer 2006; an 800-foot runway extension began in summer 2010 and was completed in December 2012.[5][6][7]

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[8] Federal Aviation Administration records say it had 274,767 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2015 and 295,930 in 2016.[9] The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority says there were 628,611 total passengers (enplaned and deplaned) in fiscal year 2017.[10]

Piedmont Airlines DC-3s arrived in 1955; the first jets were Piedmont 727s in 1967 (the runway was extended from 4661 ft to 6000 ft about that time).

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 754 acres (287 ha) at an elevation of 640 feet (195 m). Its single runway, 3/21, is 6,801 by 150 feet (2,073 m × 46 m) long.[1]

The airport has a 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m2) terminal with on-site rental cars, ground transportation, and food service and gifts from "The Market" Gourmet Deli & Gift Shop.[4] General aviation facilities include an executive terminal offering a full-service by the fixed-base operator, Landmark Aviation, flight schools, emergency medical transportation provided by the UVA Hospital's Pegasus service[11] and aircraft charter firms.

In 2011 the airport had 69,594 aircraft operations, average 190 per day: 72% general aviation, 22% air taxi, 6% military, and <1% airline. 68 aircraft were then based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 16% jet, 10% multi-engine, and 2% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
American Eagle Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection Atlanta, New York–LaGuardia
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Washington–Dulles

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
DHL Aviation Wilmington, Lynchburg

Statistics[edit]

Top Routes[edit]

Busiest Domestic Routes from Charlottesville (Feb 2016 - Jan 2017)[12]
Rank City Passengers Top Carriers
1 Charlotte, North Carolina 108,160 American
2 Atlanta, Georgia 68,440 Delta
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 42,840 American
4 Washington–Dulles, DC 30,750 United
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 23,070 American
6 New York–LaGuardia, New York 21,090 American, Delta
Top Origination/Destination Markets from Charlottesville, July 2015-June 2016[13]
Rank Airport Code City Passengers
1 ORD Chicago 41,382
2 LGA New York 29,272
3 ATL Atlanta 27,196
4 SFO San Francisco 18,483
5 DEN Denver 17,282
6 DFW Dallas/Ft. Worth 15,889
7 CLT Charlotte 14,756
8 LAX Los Angeles 14,269
9 IAH Houston 11,957
10 MCO Orlando 11,567
11 BOS Boston 11,516
12 TPA Tampa 10,142
13 SEA Seattle/Tacoma 9,896
14 SAN San Diego 9,812
15 PHX Phoenix 9,122
16 MSY New Orleans 8,828
17 AUS Austin 8,056
18 FLL Fort Lauderdale 8,026
19 MSP Minneapolis/St. Paul 7,883
20 LAS Las Vegas 7,185
21 MIA Miami 7,131
22 PHL Philadelphia 6,536
23 BNA Nashville 6,526
24 JAX Jacksonville 6,297
25 DTW Detroit 6,067
26 PBI West Palm Beach 5,949
27 SAT San Antonio 5,831
28 RSW Fort Myers 5,793
29 STL St. Louis 5,549
30 SLC Salt Lake City 5,536
31 MCI Kansas City 5,230
32 PDX Portland, OR 4,742
33 IND Indianapolis 4,262
34 MKE Milwaukee 4,124
35 MEM Memphis 4,045
36 BDL Hartford 3,791
37 CHS Charleston 3,742
38 BHM Birmingham 3,623
39 SRQ Sarasota/Bradenton 3,312
40 MSN Madison 3,234
41 OKC Oklahoma City 2,944
42 EWR New York/Newark 2,770
43 SMF Sacramento 2,525
44 OMA Omaha 2,413
45 PVD Providence 2,399
46 SDF Louisville 2,313
47 ABQ Albuquerque 2,281
48 SAV Savannah 2,229
49 PWM Portland, ME 2,225
50 TUL Tulsa 2,080

Top carriers[edit]

(July 2013 – June 2014)[14]
Rank Airline Passengers Destinations
1 American Airlines 180,231 Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York–LaGuardia, Chicago–O'Hare
2 Delta Air Lines 75,266 Atlanta, New York–LaGuardia
3 United Airlines 30,533 Washington–Dulles

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 crashed on October 30, 1959 into Bucks Elbow Mountain attempting to land at this airport, killing 26 of 27 people on board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for CHO PDF. Federal Aviation Administration.
  2. ^ "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2017" (PDF). January 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Routes & Stops - CHO". CHO Official Website. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Airlines CHO". CHO Official Website. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Sharon C. Fitzgerald (July 14, 2010). "Airport runway expansion taking off". The Daily Progress. Archived from the original on July 20, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  6. ^ "FAA Shutdown Could Affect CHO Airport Runway Construction". NBC29.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Nate Delesline III (December 21, 2012). "Local airport completes runway extension, sees record traffic". The Daily Progress. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.
  9. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2016" (PDF). Commercial Service Airports (Rank Order) based on Calendar Year 2016 Enplanements. Federal Aviation Administration. October 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Operating Statistics FY 2018" (PDF). Operating Statistics-Fiscal Year 2018. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority. November 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "About Pegasus". Pegasus website. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  12. ^ "RITA Stats".
  13. ^ "Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Year Ended June 30, 2016" (PDF). p. 96.
  14. ^ "Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Year Ended June 30, 2016" (PDF). p. 94.

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