Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport

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Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport
Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport.jpg
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Summary
Airport type Public
Location Fort Hood / Killeen, Texas
Elevation AMSL 1,015 ft / 309 m
Coordinates 31°04′02″N 097°49′44″W / 31.06722°N 97.82889°W / 31.06722; -97.82889Coordinates: 31°04′02″N 097°49′44″W / 31.06722°N 97.82889°W / 31.06722; -97.82889
Website www.FlyKilleen.net
Map
GRK is located in Texas
GRK
GRK
Location of airport in Texas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 10,000 3,048 PEM
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 12,208
Sources: Airport website[1] and FAA[2]

Killeen–Fort Hood Regional Airport[1] (IATA: GRK, ICAO: KGRK, FAA LID: GRK) is a small military/commercial joint-use airport that operates alongside Robert Gray Army Airfield.[2] The airport is based inside the south end of the Fort Hood Military Reservation (known as West Fort Hood), six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) southwest of the central business district of Killeen, Texas,[2] in unincorporated Bell County. The commercial side replaced the old Killeen Municipal Airport (now Skylark Field), which was unable to expand.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 232,299 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 231,500 enplanements in 2009, and 243,861 in 2010.[4] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport has one runway designated 15/33 with a PEM (Porous European Mix) surface measuring 10,000 by 200 feet (3,048 x 61 m). For the 12-month period ending April 10, 2010, the airport had 12,208 aircraft operations, an average of 33 per day: 98.5% scheduled commercial and 1.5% general aviation (military aircraft operations were not included). For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2015, the airport had 16,318 aircraft operations consisting of 55.9% scheduled commercial, 43.7% military, and 0.37% general aviation.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Destinations from Killeen-Fort Hood

Killeen Regional Airport currently offers 2 non-stop destinations.

Historically, Allegiant Air offered twice weekly service to Las Vegas. After nine months serviced ended in February 2006.[6]

It is not uncommon to see NCAA football charters parked at gates 1 and 6 for away teams facing the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor, or for the university itself. Usual airlines for these charters include Sun Country, Xtra Airways, and Southwest Airlines

On November 27, 2017 Delta announced that service would no longer continue to Killeen and it was ended on January 15, 2018.

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from GRK
(February 2016 – January 2017)
[7]
Rank City Passengers
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 89,000
2 Atlanta, Georgia 29,000
3 Houston (Intercontinental), Texas 20,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Your Central Texas Airport". www.flykilleen.net. 
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for GRK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Allegiant Air Pulls Service from Killeen-Ft. Hood Regional Airport". 
  7. ^ "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. January 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 

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