Range Regional Airport

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Range Regional Airport
Range Regional Airport logo.png
Airport typePublic
OwnerChisholm-Hibbing Airport
ServesHibbing, Minnesota
Elevation AMSL1,354 ft / 413 m
Coordinates47°23′12″N 092°50′20″W / 47.38667°N 92.83889°W / 47.38667; -92.83889Coordinates: 47°23′12″N 092°50′20″W / 47.38667°N 92.83889°W / 47.38667; -92.83889
HIB is located in Minnesota
Location of airport in Minnesota / United States
HIB is located in the United States
HIB (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,758 2,060 Asphalt
4/22 3,075 937 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2014)30,365
Based aircraft (2017)43

Range Regional Airport (IATA: HIB, ICAO: KHIB, FAA LID: HIB) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) southeast of the central business district of Hibbing, in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.[1] It was formerly known as Chisholm-Hibbing Airport or Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport. The airport is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one commercial and one charter airline. Scheduled passenger service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 8,896 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 8,926 enplanements in 2009, and 11,227 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport based on 2008 enplanements (between 2,500 and 10,000),[4] but would be considered primary commercial service based on enplanements in 2010.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Range Regional Airport covers an area of 1,600 acres (647 ha) at an elevation of 1,354 feet (413 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 13/31 is 6,758 by 150 feet (2,060 x 46 m) and 4/22 is 3,075 by 75 feet (937 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014, the airport had 30,365 aircraft operations, an average of 83 per day: 82% general aviation, 9% air taxi, 9% scheduled commercial and <1% military. In January 2017, there were 43 aircraft based at this airport: 40 single-engine, 2 multi-engine and 1 helicopter.[1]

Airline and destination[edit]


Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul

Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest route out of HIB
(Sep 2016 - Aug 2017)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Minneapolis/St Paul 13,000 Delta Connection

Accidents and incidents[edit]

2 January 1993: An Express Airlines Saab 340A crashed hard onto the runway at Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport due to wing ice accretion. No fatalities, aircraft destroyed.

1 December 1993: Northwest Airlink Flight 5719, crashed while on approach to Chisholm-Hibbing Airport. All 18 passengers and crew on board were killed.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HIB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective Jan 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "18 Killed in Commuter Plane Crash in Minn". Chicago Sun-Times. December 2, 1993. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2010.

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