Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport

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Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport logo.png
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority
Serves Charlottesville, Virginia
Elevation AMSL 640 ft / 195 m
Coordinates 38°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
Website www.GoCHO.com
Map
CHO is located in Virginia
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CHO is located in the US
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Location of airport in Virginia / United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 6,801 2,073 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations 67,371
Based aircraft 65

Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport (IATA: CHOICAO: KCHOFAA LID: CHO) is a public use airport located 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of Charlottesville, in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States. It has operated commercial flights since 1955 and serves the Charlottesville/Albemarle region and surrounding counties with daily non-stop flights to six major cities [2] on three different airlines' subsidiares.[3] CHO underwent major construction in summer 2006 as well as an 800-foot runway expansion that began in summer 2010 and was completed in December 2012.[4][5][6]

This facility is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.[7] As per Federal Aviation Administration records, it had 169,843 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[8] 180,462 enplanements in 2009, and 197,776 in 2010.[9]

On August 20, 2013, Las Vegas based Allegiant Air announced that they would begin non-stop jet service from Charlottesville to Orlando–Sanford International Airport beginning on November 21, 2013. Allegiant would fly twice a week to and from Charlottesville utilizing their fleet of MD-88 jet aircraft.[10]

As of January 31, 2014, Allegiant airlines announced that they would be ending service between Charlottesville and Orlando-Sanford on February 23, 2014. An Allegiant spokesperson says the service fell victim to low demand.[11]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport covers an area of 710 acres (287 ha) at an elevation of 640 feet (195 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 3/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,801 by 150 feet (2,073 m × 46 m).[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.[3] 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[12] and aircraft charter firms.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 69,594 aircraft operations, an average of 190 per day: 72% general aviation, 22% air taxi, 6% military, and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 68 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 16% jet, 10% multi-engine, and 2% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport is located in the US
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ATL
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LGA
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IAD
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PHL
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Locations of commercial airline destinations from Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
Airlines Destinations
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

Statistics[edit]

Top Routes[edit]

Busiest Domestic Routes from Charlottesville (Feb 2016 - Jan 2017)[13]
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[14]
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)[15]
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

Cargo airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation
operated by Ameriflight
Wilmington, Lynchburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for CHO (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration.
  2. ^ "Routes & Stops - CHO". CHO Official Website. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Airlines CHO". CHO Official Website. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sharon C. Fitzgerald (July 14, 2010). "Airport runway expansion taking off". The Daily Progress. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "FAA Shutdown Could Affect CHO Airport Runway Construction". NBC29.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Nate Delesline III (December 21, 2012). "Local airport completes runway extension, sees record traffic". The Daily Progress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  10. ^ Nate Delesline III (August 21, 2013). "Allegiant Air adds Charlottesville". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Allegiant Airlines to End Service at CHO". NBC29.com. January 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ "About Pegasus". Pegasus website. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ "RITA Stats". 
  14. ^ "Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Year Ended June 30, 2016" (PDF). p. 96. 
  15. ^ "Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Year Ended June 30, 2016" (PDF). p. 94. 

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