Danbury Municipal Airport

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Coordinates: 41°22′18″N 073°28′56″W / 41.37167°N 73.48222°W / 41.37167; -73.48222

Danbury Municipal Airport
DXR airport map.PNG
FAA airport diagram
Airport type Public
Owner City of Danbury
Serves Danbury, Connecticut
Location Danbury, Connecticut
Hub for Reliant Air
Elevation AMSL 458 ft / 140 m
Website DXR Website
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,422 1,348 Asphalt
17/35 3,135 956 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations 61,270
Based aircraft 264

Danbury Municipal Airport (IATA: DXRICAO: KDXRFAA LID: DXR) is a public use general aviation airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Danbury, in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.[1] The airport opened in 1930. It is currently run by the city of Danbury.

The Reliant Air building burned down on the evening of September 12, 2007. The hangar was located on the northeast side of the airport.[2] It has since been rebuilt and Reliant Air continues in business.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Danbury Municipal Airport covers 248 acres (1.00 km2) and has two runways:[1]

  • Runway 8/26: 4,422 x 150 ft (1,348 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 17/35: 3,135 x 100 ft (956 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt

The airport has three instrument approaches:

  • Localizer Runway 8: Decision height - 643 feet (196 m) AGL
  • VOR or GPS-A: Decision height - 902 feet (275 m) AGL
  • GPS Runway 8: Decision height - 802 feet (244 m) AGL

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 83,419 aircraft operations, an average of 228 per day: 56% local general aviation, 40% transient general aviation, 4% air taxi and <1% military. There are 265 aircraft based at this airport: 210 single engine, 48 multi-engine, 6 jet aircraft and 1 helicopter.[1]

The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) operates out of the airport. The hangar is located next to runway 35.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Reliant Air Seasonal: Nantucket[4]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for DXR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ Kevin J. Czarzasty (2007-09-13). "Fire Destroys Hangar at Danbury Airport". FireFightingNews. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  3. ^ http://399cap.org Civil Air Patrol 399th
  4. ^ http://reliantair.com/Pages/NantucketShuttle.php "Danbury to Nantucket"

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