Pangborn Memorial Airport

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Pangborn Memorial Airport
    EAT is located in Washington (state)
    EAT is located in the US
    Location of airport in Washington / United States
Airport type Public
Owner Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties
Serves Wenatchee, Washington
Elevation AMSL 1,249 ft / 381 m
Coordinates 47°23′53″N 120°12′21″W / 47.39806°N 120.20583°W / 47.39806; -120.20583
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,460 1,359 Asphalt
12/30 5,700 1,737 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations 44,376
Based aircraft 108

Pangborn Memorial Airport (IATA: EATICAO: KEATFAA LID: EAT) is a public use airport in Douglas County, Washington, United States. It is located four nautical miles (7 km) east of the central business district of Wenatchee, a city in Chelan County. The airport is owned by the Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties.[1]

The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is currently served by one commercial airline (Horizon Air), offering in-state service. SeaPort Airlines formerly served the airport, ending their scheduled service in the winter of 2012. As of September 28, 2006, Pangborn Memorial began supporting ILS (Instrument Landing System) approaches.

Pangborn Memorial Airport is named for Clyde Pangborn, who in 1931 became the first person to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. Taking off from Misawa, Aomori, Japan with an intended destination of Seattle, he instead landed in Wenatchee.


Pangborn Memorial Airport covers an area of 636 acres (257 ha) at an elevation of 1,249 feet (381 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 is 5,700 by 150 feet (1,737 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 4,460 by 75 feet (1,359 x 23 m).[1] According to the Port of Chelan/Douglas Counties website on the airport, runway 7/25 was closed in December 2009. The site cites "deteriorating asphalt conditions" as the reason for the closure.

Expansion plans[edit]

In 2009, the FAA recommended and approved an expansion of the Pangborn runway to 7,000 feet. In addition to increasing the capacity of the runway to serve additional commercial flights using Canadair regional jets, the proposed lengthening would also increase the capacity of summer flights to operate during conditions of high density altitude, as well as winter flights to have the required stopping distance under slick conditions.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Horizon Air Dash 8 landing at the airfield.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 44,681 aircraft operations, an average of 122 per day: 69% general aviation, 29% air taxi, 2% scheduled commercial and <1% military. At that time there were 132 aircraft based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 10% jet, 2% helicopter, 11% glider and 1% ultralight.[1]


Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines
operated by Horizon Air


Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight Omak, Seattle–Boeing
FedEx Feeder Spokane


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from EAT
(Dec 2015 – Nov 2016)[3]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 60,000 Horizon


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for EAT (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "Airport can't grow without upgrades". Wenatchee World. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^, WA: Pangborn Memorial&carrier=FACTS

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