Ford Airport (Iron Mountain)

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Ford Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Dickinson County
Serves Iron Mountain / Kingsford, Michigan
Hub for CSA Air
Elevation AMSL 1,182 ft / 360 m
Coordinates 45°49′06″N 088°06′52″W / 45.81833°N 88.11444°W / 45.81833; -88.11444Coordinates: 45°49′06″N 088°06′52″W / 45.81833°N 88.11444°W / 45.81833; -88.11444
IMT is located in Michigan
Location of airport in Michigan
IMT is located in the US
IMT (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 6,501 1,982 Asphalt
13/31 3,808 1,161 Asphalt
Departing Passengers (12 months ending Apr 2018) 18,240
Total Cargo (Lbs.) (12 months ending Apr 2018) 477,000
Aircraft operations (2015) 7,606
Based aircraft (2018) 28
Sources: Ford Airport,[1] FAA,[2] RITA[3]

Ford Airport (IATA: IMT, ICAO: KIMT, FAA LID: IMT) is a county owned public use airport in Dickinson County, Michigan, United States. It is located three miles west of the central business district of Iron Mountain,[2] in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The airport offers scheduled passenger service by one commercial airline, an affiliate of Delta Connection, which is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. It is also a hub for FedEx Feeder operator CSA Air.

Ford Airport serves the greater Dickinson County area which includes the cities of Iron Mountain, Kingsford and Norway in Michigan and the bordering Wisconsin communities of Aurora, Florence and Niagara. Its service area also includes portions of Iron and Menominee counties in Michigan and Florence and Marinette counties in Wisconsin.

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Ford Airport covers an area of 720 acres (291 ha) at an elevation of 1,182 feet (360 m). It has two asphalt paved runways: 1/19 is 6,501 by 150 feet and 13/31 is 3,808 by 75 feet.[2] Runway 1/19 has approved ILS, GPS and LOC/DME approaches. In addition, the Iron Mountain VOR/DME (IMT) navigational facility is located at the field.[5]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2015, the airport had 7,606 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 57% air taxi, 27% commercial service and 16% general aviation. In June 2018, there were 28 aircraft based at this airport; 22 single-engine, 4 multi-engine, 1 jet and 1 helicopter.[2] Both based and transient general aviation aircraft are supported by the fixed-base operator (FBO) Kubick Aviation Services.

Ford Airport enhances regional air travel safety by maintaining an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) 'Index A' trained team and related equipment.

Airline and destinations[edit]

Delta Connection Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul[6]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest routes out of IMT (May 2017 - Apr 2018)
Rank City Passengers Carrier
1 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 9,610 Delta
2 Detroit, Michigan 8,630 Delta

Annual passengers, movements & freight[edit]

(Dec 2015 - Nov 2016) vs (Dec 2016 - Nov 2017)[7]
Category (Dec 2015 - Nov 2016) (Dec 2016 - Nov 2017) % Change U.S. Rank
Passenger Arrivals (Scheduled Only) 10,000 17,000 Increase 63.39% 347
Passenger Departures (Scheduled Only) 11,000 17,000 Increase 61.23% 348
Flight Departures (Scheduled Only) 953 956 Increase 0.31% 451
Freight/Mail in lbs. (Scheduled and Non-Scheduled) 569,000 527,000 Decrease 7.28% 340
Carriers 2 2 Steady 0.00% Steady

Cargo operations[edit]

Ameriflight Ironwood, Milwaukee
FedEx Feeder Escanaba, Houghton, Milwaukee
Pro Aire Cargo Blaine, Green Bay


  1. ^ Ford Airport, official web site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for IMT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective June 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Iron Mountain/Kingsfd, MI: Ford
  4. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "AirNav: Airport Information". Retrieved 2018-02-20. 
  6. ^ "FLIGHT SCHEDULES". Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "OST_R | BTS | Transtats". Retrieved 2018-07-13. 

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