Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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Idaho Falls Regional Airport

Fanning Field
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Idaho Falls
ServesIdaho Falls, Idaho
Elevation AMSL4,744 ft / 1,446 m
Coordinates43°30′49″N 112°04′15″W / 43.51361°N 112.07083°W / 43.51361; -112.07083Coordinates: 43°30′49″N 112°04′15″W / 43.51361°N 112.07083°W / 43.51361; -112.07083
WebsiteOfficial website
Map
IDA is located in Idaho
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IDA is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 9,002 2,744 Asphalt
17/35 4,051 1,235 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations33,152
Based aircraft171

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IATA: IDA[2], ICAO: KIDA, FAA LID: IDA) is two miles northwest of Idaho Falls, in Bonneville County, Idaho.[1] It was formerly known as Fanning Field.[3] It is the second-busiest airport in Idaho after Boise Airport.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service facility. Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 148,584 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 138,957 in 2009 and 144,365 in 2010.

Facilities[edit]

Idaho Falls Regional Airport covers 866 acres (350 ha) at an elevation of 4,744 feet (1,446 m). It has two asphalt runways: 3/21 is 9,002 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) and 17/35 is 4,051 by 75 feet (1,235 x 23 m).[1]

In 2010 the airport had 38,447 aircraft operations, average 105 per day: 74% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 6% airline and 1% military. 169 aircraft were then based at this airport: 73% single-engine, 18% multi-engine, 4% jet, 3% helicopter, and 2% glider.[1]

Terminal[edit]

The airport terminal has been expanded twice and partially re-built once. The current terminal was built in 1959, expanded in 1982 and the boarding area torn down and retrofitted with jetways for smaller aircraft in the mid-2000s. The previous terminal was designed with jetways for 737s, which stopped arriving in Idaho Falls after Delta pulled out in 1998. The latest terminal expansion was completed in 2014. It allows TSA screening of baggage to occur out of view of passengers and allows airlines to again check baggage from ticket counters.[4][5]

Food and beverage service[edit]

As of December 1, 2018 Tailwind, a new food, beverage and sundries provider was selected through an open RFP[6] initiated earlier that year.[7] The company is assuming operations in limited mode as proposed renovations take place. The airport expressed a desire to have a vendor that would commit to minimum annual revenue (including a percentage of profits that goes to the airport), specific hours of operation based on flight schedules and out-of-pocket renovations to concession areas.[8]

From 2001 to 2018 the airport restaurant and lounge operator used her own name, Kathryn's. The lounge was operated by this local owner starting in 1999. The restaurant operated limited hours and served basic American fare for breakfasts and lunches Monday through Saturday. At other times, souvenirs, sundries and basic food were available at Kathryn's Snack Shack pre-security screening. In later years of operation, after an airport renovation, Kathryn's Snack Shack also operated post-security on the second level of the airport with coffee, beverages and basic sundries.

The airport has struggled to maintain a viable restaurant operator in the past. The restaurant was known as "Dolores' Place" operated by local restaurant critic Dolores Casella,[9] "Das Kinder Haus" which served German food, and "Runway 21" (1991-1995) which tried to be an upscale steak house and coffee shop.[10] The restaurant has been remodeled once in 1991 and a small fire broke out in 2008 while the restaurant was closed.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled passenger flights as of December 2017:[12]

AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
Seasonal: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego (begins June 5, 2020)[13]
Delta Connection Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St Paul
United Express Denver

Statistics[edit]

Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Salt Lake City, Utah 78,000 Delta
2 Denver, Colorado 48,000 United
3 Phoenix Mesa, Arizona 23,000 Allegiant
4 Las Vegas, Nevada 15,000 Allegiant
5 Oakland, California 4,000 Allegiant
6 Los Angeles, California 3,000 Allegiant
7 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 1,000 Delta

Airline history[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for IDA (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (IDA: Idaho Falls / Fanning Field)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Idaho Falls-Fanning Field". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.postregister.com/articles/featured-news/2014/06/11/idaho-falls-regional-airport-expansion-benefit-travelers
  5. ^ http://www.bizmojoidaho.com/2014/06/remodeled-idaho-falls-terminal-has-open.html
  6. ^ www.idahofallsidaho.gov https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7382/IDA-Food-Beverage-General-Retail-Sept-2018-RFP?bidId=95. Retrieved 2018-12-05. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ rsuppe@postregister.com, By RYAN SUPPE. "Airport restaurant Kathryn's closing after 19 years". Post Register. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  8. ^ https://www.eastidahonews.com/2018/11/new-vendor-taking-over-restaurant-at-idaho-falls-airport-in-december/
  9. ^ Post Register, "Shop Talk" column: Dolores' Place to close
  10. ^ Post Register: East Idaho Digest Feb. 7, 1995
  11. ^ http://www.postregister.com/story.php?accnum=1044-04272008&today=2008-04-27
  12. ^ "Airlines". Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "Allegiant Air further expands S20 network in June 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  14. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Aug. 1, 1935 Western Air Express timetable
  15. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Mar. 1, 1987 Western timetable
  16. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Western timetables
  17. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Western timetables
  18. ^ Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide
  19. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Mar. 1, 1981 Western timetable
  20. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide
  21. ^ Feb. 1994 Pocket Flight Guide
  22. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Nov. 1, 1954 & April 28, 1968 West Coast timetables
  23. ^ http://www.timetableimaages.com, July 1, 1968 Air West timetable
  24. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, July 1, 1972 Hughes Airwest timetable
  25. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Oct. 26, 1975 Hughes Airwest timetable
  26. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 Official Airline Guide
  27. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 Official Airline Guide
  28. ^ http://www.cascadeairways.com/, Oct. 26, 1980 & Oct. 31, 1982 Cascade timetables
  29. ^ http://www.cascadeairways.com/, April 4, 1985 Cascade timetable
  30. ^ Denver Business Journal: Frontier Airlines adding 4 Denver routes, expanding others
  31. ^ Frontier drops 19 cities in network revamp
  32. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Feb. 15, 1985 Official Airline Guide
  33. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide
  34. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 2, 1995 Official Airline Guide
  35. ^ Horizon Air will offer Idaho Falls, Seattle nights, Montana Associated Technology Roundtables, June 24, 2003
  36. ^ Horizon Ending Pocatello Flights Jan. 8 Archived 2009-08-15 at the Wayback Machine, Alaska Airlines press release, November 18, 2005
  37. ^ http://www.alaskaair.com/content/route-map.aspx
  38. ^ 53.aspx Press Release: Horizon Air Bringing IDA Larger Aircraft, Bozeman Nonstops and More
  39. ^ "Horizon Air Announces Changes to Fall Schedule" (Press release). Horizon Air. June 16, 2010. Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  40. ^ Post Register: Airport Adds Denver Flights
  41. ^ https://www.united.com
  42. ^ Post Register: Northwest coming to I.F. airport, service to begin this summer
  43. ^ Flights Between Idaho Falls - Minneapolis Announced
  44. ^ Facebook.com - SeaPort Airlines status update
  45. ^ "The Oregonian, Portland: Seaport Airlines Raises Concerns in Some Communities, Hopes in Others". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  46. ^ "KIFI-TV: SeaPort President Weighs In On Discontinued Flight". Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  47. ^ Post Register: Big Sky Airlines Cuts I.F. Service
  48. ^ Post Register, December 17, 2000 Air Passenger Numbers Still Gaining Altitude
  49. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 2, 1995 Official Airline Guide
  50. ^ https://www.delta.com
  51. ^ Post Register: American Pulls out of I.F.
  52. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide
  53. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 1, 1981 Official Airline Guide
  54. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Aug. 1, 1982 Republic timetable
  55. ^ Spokane Spokesman Review: August 7, 1982 - Republic to drop 2 Cities

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