Hays Regional Airport

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Hays Regional Airport
Hays Regional Airport logo.png
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Hays
ServesHays, Kansas
Elevation AMSL1,999 ft / 609 m
Coordinates38°50′32″N 099°16′23″W / 38.84222°N 99.27306°W / 38.84222; -99.27306Coordinates: 38°50′32″N 099°16′23″W / 38.84222°N 99.27306°W / 38.84222; -99.27306
HYS is located in Kansas
HYS is located in the United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,501 1,982 Concrete
4/22 4,501 1,372 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2017)34,037
Based aircraft (2018)44
Departing passengers (12 months ending Aug 2018)10,710

Hays Regional Airport (IATA: HYS, ICAO: KHYS, FAA LID: HYS) is three miles southeast of Hays, in Ellis County, Kansas.[1] It is used for general aviation and sees one airline, United Express.

The Federal Aviation Administration says this airport had 8,540 passenger boardings enplanements in calendar year 2008,[2] 7,518 in 2009 and 9,026 in 2010.[3] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).


Hays Regional Airport covers 545 acres (221 ha) at an elevation of 1,999 feet (609 m). It has two concrete runways: 16/34 is 6,501 by 100 feet (1,982 x 30 m), rebuilt in 2013, and 4/22 is 4,501 by 75 feet (1,372 x 23 m).[1] Runway 4/22 was built in 2002.

In the year ending October 31, 2017 the airport had 34,037 aircraft operations, average 93 per day: 68% general aviation, 25% air taxi, 7% commercial service and less than 1% military. In December 2018, 44 aircraft were based at the airport: 31 single-engine, 3 multi-engine, 2 helicopter and 8 ultralight.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

Scheduled passenger flights:

United Express Chicago–O'Hare,1 Denver

1Flight to Chicago stops at Salina Regional Airport.


Carrier shares (Sept. 2017 - Aug. 2018)[4]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Top domestic destinations
(Sept. 2017 - Aug. 2018)
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Denver International (DEN) 9,990 United Express
2 Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) 570 United Express
3 Salina Regional Airport (SLN) 150 United Express


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HYS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Hays, KS: Hays Regional (HYS)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. Aug 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-1998-3497) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2009-9-5 (September 11, 2009): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, and Liberal for the two-year period from October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011, at combined annual subsidy rates of $8,897,565. Hays, Kansas: Docket OST-1998-3497; Scheduled Service: 24 nonstop round trips per week to Denver; Aircraft: Beech 1900, 19 seats.
    • Order 2011-10-24 (October 31, 2011): re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Great Bend and Hays combined for $3,246,061 annual subsidy. Effective Period: Two year period beginning when American Eagle begins full EAS (at Garden City) through the 24th month thereafter. Hays: 24 nonstop round trips per week to Denver with Beech 1900 aircraft.
    • Order 2014-3-9 (March 14, 2014): selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide essential air service (EAS) at Hays, and sets bridge rates for Great Lakes at Great Bend and Hays until the start of replacement service.
      • Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd.: Docket 1998-3497; Effective Period: May 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014; Service: Eighteen (18) nonstop round trips per week to Denver (DEN); Aircraft Type: Beech 1900, Annual Subsidy: $1,699,520.
      • SkyWest Airlines, Inc.: Docket 1998-3497; Effective Period: July 1, 2014, through July 31, 2016; Service: Twelve (12) nonstop round trips per week to Denver (DEN); Aircraft Type: 50-seat regional jet; Annual Subsidy: $2,253,132.

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