Lebanon Municipal Airport (New Hampshire)
|Lebanon Municipal Airport|
Approach to Runway 18, July 2007
|Owner||City of Lebanon|
|Serves||Lebanon, New Hampshire|
|Elevation AMSL||603 ft / 184 m|
Lebanon Municipal Airport (IATA: LEB, ICAO: KLEB, FAA LID: LEB) is a city owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Lebanon, a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Also known as Lebanon Airport, it is the northernmost commercial airport in New Hampshire, near the Vermont border, off Interstate 89 just south of the junction with Interstate 91. Other nearby towns include Hanover, New Hampshire and White River Junction, Vermont. The area is also the home of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
In recent years, the airport has struggled due to competition with the much larger Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 65 miles (87 kilometers) away. Colgan Air formerly offered non-stop flights from Lebanon to New York-La Guardia Airport operating as US Airways Express. The airline first operated the flights with the Beechcraft 1900, and later with the Saab 340 before service ended in November 2008.
On November 2, 2008, Cape Air began offering service to Boston. Airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program utilizing the smaller Cessna 402 aircraft. The terminal building has typical facilities such as baggage claim, a check-in desk, rental car services, and airport security.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 8,294 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 6,089 enplanements in 2009, and 7,832 in 2010. 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.
Facilities and aircraft
Lebanon Municipal Airport covers an area of 563 acres (228 ha) at an elevation of 603 feet (184 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 7/25 is 5,496 by 100 feet (1,675 x 30 m) and 18/36 is 5,200 by 100 feet (1,585 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2010, the airport had 39,283 aircraft operations, an average of 107 per day: 77% general aviation, 22% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 52 aircraft based at this airport: 58% single-engine, 3.8% multi-engine, 2% jet, 35% helicopter, and 2% glider.
Airlines and destinations
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Cape Air||Boston, White Plains|
|1||Boston, MA||Logan International Airport (BOS)||6,000|
|2||White Plains, NY||Westchester County Airport (HPN)||4,000|
- FAA Airport Master Record for LEB ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 31, 2017.
- "Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB): Request For Qualifications" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 11, 2005.
- "Flight Schedules". Cape Air. Retrieved August 20, 2008.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- "Lebanon-Hanover, NH: Lebanon Municipal (LEB)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. January 31, 2017.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2003-14822) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2004-11-1 (November 5, 2004): selecting Colgan Air, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide subsidized essential air service at Lebanon, New Hampshire, at an annual subsidy rate of $998,752 for the two-year period beginning October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2006.
- Order 2006-6-37 (June 29. 2006): selecting Colgan Air, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to continue to provide subsidized essential air service at Lebanon, New Hampshire, consisting of 18 nonstop round trip a week to LaGuardia International Airport, for a new two-year term through September 30, 2008, at the annual subsidy rate of $1,069,606.
- Order 2008-7-27 (July 25, 2008): selecting Hyannis Air Service, Inc., d/b/a Cape Air, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Lebanon, New Hampshire, for an annual subsidy rate of $2,245,669, for a new two-year period, beginning when the carrier inaugurates full-service.
- Order 2010-10-12 (October 19, 2010): selecting Hyannis Air Service, Inc. d/b/a Cape Air, to continue providing subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Lebanon, NH/White River Junction, VT (Lebanon), for the four-year period beginning December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2014, at the annual subsidy rate of $2,347,744.
- Lebanon Airport, official site
- Aerial image as of May 1992 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective June 22, 2017
- FAA Terminal Procedures for LEB, effective June 22, 2017
- Resources for this airport: