Del Rio International Airport
|Del Rio International Airport|
|Owner||Del Rio / Val Verde County|
|Serves||Del Rio, Texas|
|Elevation AMSL||1,002 ft / 305 m|
Del Rio International Airport (IATA: DRT, ICAO: KDRT, FAA LID: DRT) is two miles northwest of Del Rio, in Val Verde County, Texas. It is used for general aviation, and being near Laughlin Air Force Base it is often used by USAF students. On June 7, 2012 United Express operated by ExpressJet introduced jets nonstop to Houston, previously flown with turboprops. United Express ended service to Del Rio in April 2013.But currently has non-stop service to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport with Texas Sky Airlines.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 16,028 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 13,436 in 2009 and 13,180 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
The airport is owned by the City of Del Rio with a seven-member airport advisory board, appointed by the City Council, monitors the development and operations of the airport. The airport completed a 2.7 million dollar terminal expansion. The expanded terminal now has counter space to accommodate two airlines. Construction is in progress on the 6,000 square feet (560 m2) Texas Dept. Of Public Safety (DPS) Air Patrol Unit. New construction to begin in 2015–16 includes the one million dollar 75,000 sq. ft FedEx Express cargo facility which is currently being built,new two million dollars in aprons and taxi lanes. Future projects includes an airport control tower, corporate hangars, and additional parking lots.
In 2010 the airport had 15,357 aircraft operations, average 42 per day: 83% general aviation, 9% airline, and 8% air taxi. 42 aircraft were then based at the airport: 79% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, and 9% helicopter.
Past airline service
Continental Connection had served the airport before the merger of Continental Airlines with United Airlines. The Continental Connection service nonstop to Houston Intercontinental was operated by Colgan Air with Saab 340s.
Texas Sky Airlines, operated by Corporate Flight Management, schedules a daily flight between Del Rio and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport using a British Aerospace Jetstream twin-turboprop aircraft.
- FAA Airport Master Record for DRT ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "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
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- "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 September 27, 2012. External link in
- February 2007 OAG Worldwide Flight Guide
- timetableimages.com, Trans-Texas Airways timetables November 1, 1949 & January 1, 1952
- Airport page at City of Del Rio website
- Pico Aviation, the fixed-base operator (FBO)
- Aerial image as of February 2002 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for DRT, effective September 14, 2017
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