Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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Idaho Falls Regional Airport
Fanning Field
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Idaho Falls
Serves Idaho Falls, Idaho
Elevation AMSL 4,744 ft / 1,446 m
Coordinates 43°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
Website Official website
Map
IDA is located in Idaho
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Location of airport in Idaho / United States
IDA is located in the US
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IDA (the US)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 9,002 2,744 Asphalt
17/35 4,051 1,235 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations 33,152
Based aircraft 171

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IATA: IDA[2], ICAO: KIDA, FAA LID: IDA) is a city owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district of Idaho Falls, a city in Bonneville County, Idaho, United States.[1] It was formerly known as Fanning Field.[3] It is the second-busiest airport in Idaho after Boise Airport.

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

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Idaho Falls Regional Airport covers an area of 866 acres (350 ha) at an elevation of 4,744 feet (1,446 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 2/20 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]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 38,447 aircraft operations, an average of 105 per day: 74% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 6% scheduled commercial, and 1% military. At that time there were 169 aircraft 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 to accommodate smaller aircraft with jet ways in the mid-2000s. The previous terminal was designed with jetways for 737s, which stopped arriving in Idaho Falls after Delta discontinued service 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]

The airport has a restaurant and lounge, named Kathryn's. The restaurant serves basic American fare and is traditionally open for breakfasts and lunches Monday through Saturday. At other times, souvenirs, sundries and basic food are available at Kathryn's Snack Shack pre-security screening. Mornings from 5 to 8 am, Kathryn's Snack Shack only operates post-security on the second level of the airport with coffee, beverages and basic sundries.

The airport has struggled to maintain a restaurant operator in the past. The restaurant has previously been "Dolores' Place" operated by local restaurant critic Dolores Casella,[6] "Das Kinder Haus" which served German food, and "Runway 21" (1991-1995) which tried to be an upscale steak house and coffee shop.[7] The restaurant has been remodeled once in 1991 and a small fire broke out in 2008 while the restaurant was closed.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service to/from Idaho Falls Regional Airport as of December 2017:[9]

AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
Seasonal: Oakland, Los Angeles
Delta Connection Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St Paul
United Express Denver

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest routes from Idaho Falls
(Dec 2015 - Nov 2016)
[10]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Salt Lake City, Utah 67,000 Delta
2 Denver, Colorado 39,000 United
3 Phoenix, Arizona (AZA) 17,000 Allegiant
4 Las Vegas, Nevada 15,000 Allegiant
5 Oakland, California 3,000 Allegiant
5 Los Angeles, California 3,000 Allegiant
7 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 1,000 Delta

Airline service history[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. ^ Post Register, "Shop Talk" column: Dolores' Place to close
  7. ^ Post Register: East Idaho Digest Feb. 7, 1995
  8. ^ http://www.postregister.com/story.php?accnum=1044-04272008&today=2008-04-27
  9. ^ "Airlines". Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Aug. 1, 1935 Western Air Express system timetable
  12. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Mar. 1, 1987 Western Airlines system timetable
  13. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Western Airlines system timetables
  14. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Western Airlines system timetables
  15. ^ Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Idaho Falls flight schedules
  16. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Mar. 1, 1981 Western Airlines system timetable
  17. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Salt Lake City flight schedules
  18. ^ Feb. 1994 OAG Pocket Flight Guide, North American Edition, Salt Lake City flight schedules
  19. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Nov. 1, 1954 & April 28, 1968 West Coast Airlines system timetables
  20. ^ http://www.timetableimaages.com, July 1, 1968 Air West system timetable
  21. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, July 1, 1972 Hughes Airwest system timetable
  22. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Oct. 26, 1975 Hughes Airwest system timetable
  23. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Denver & Idaho Falls flight schedules
  24. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Idaho Falls flight schedules
  25. ^ http://www.cascadeairways.com/, Oct. 26, 1980 & Oct. 31, 1982 Cascade Airways system timetables
  26. ^ http://www.cascadeairways.com/, April 4, 1985 Cascade Airways system timetable
  27. ^ Denver Business Journal: Frontier Airlines adding 4 Denver routes, expanding others
  28. ^ Frontier drops 19 cities in network revamp
  29. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Feb. 15, 1985 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Boise flight scheduled
  30. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Idaho Falls flight schedules
  31. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 2, 1995 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Boise & Oakland flight schedules
  32. ^ Horizon Air will offer Idaho Falls, Seattle nights, Montana Associated Technology Roundtables, June 24, 2003
  33. ^ Horizon Ending Pocatello Flights Jan. 8, Alaska Airlines press release, November 18, 2005
  34. ^ http://www.alaskaair.com/content/route-map.aspx
  35. ^ 53.aspx Press Release: Horizon Air Bringing IDA Larger Aircraft, Bozeman Nonstops and More
  36. ^ "Horizon Air Announces Changes to Fall Schedule" (Press release). Horizon Air. June 16, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  37. ^ Post Register: Airport Adds Denver Flights
  38. ^ https://www.united.com
  39. ^ Post Register: Northwest coming to I.F. airport, service to begin this summer
  40. ^ Flights Between Idaho Falls - Minneapolis Announced
  41. ^ Facebook.com - SeaPort Airlines status update
  42. ^ The Oregonian, Portland: Seaport Airlines Raises Concerns in Some Communities, Hopes in Others
  43. ^ KIFI-TV: SeaPort President Weighs In On Discontinued Flight
  44. ^ Post Register: Big Sky Airlines Cuts I.F. Service
  45. ^ Post Register, December 17, 2000 Air Passenger Numbers Still Gaining Altitude
  46. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 2, 1995 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Salt Lake City flight schedules
  47. ^ https://www.delta.com
  48. ^ Post Register: American Pulls out of I.F.
  49. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide, Idaho Falls & Salt Lake City flight schedules
  50. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, April 1, 1981 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Idaho Falls flight schedules
  51. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Aug. 1, 1982 Republic Airlines system timetable
  52. ^ Spokane Spokesman Review: August 7, 1982 - Republic to drop 2 Cities

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