Provincetown Municipal Airport
Provincetown Municipal Airport
|Owner||U.S. National Park Service|
|Operator||Town of Provincetown|
|Elevation AMSL||9 ft / 3 m|
Provincetown Municipal Airport (IATA: PVC, ICAO: KPVC, FAA LID: PVC) is a public airport located at the end of Cape Cod, two miles (3 km) northwest of the central business district of Provincetown, in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. This airport is operated by the Town of Provincetown on land leased from the United States National Park Service.
The airport is used for general aviation and by one commercial airline, Cape Air, which operates non-stop flights of 25 minutes duration to Boston's Logan International Airport. During the off-season, Cape Air operates three daily flights each way. On summer weekends, flights are scheduled approximately every 45 minutes in both directions. The airport recently added complimentary high-speed internet access for all passengers and crew members utilizing the facility. A limited amount of free parking is available for vehicles used by general and commercial aviation passengers. Aircraft parking is available from Cape Air, the fixed-base operator (FBO).
The airport was constructed in the 1940s and the runway was first paved in 1948. The original transitions to the taxiways were curved, or jug-handle-shaped to support tail-draggers like the DC-3 that operated at the airport in the 1940s and 1950s.
In 1949, Provincetown-Boston Airlines started scheduled air service between Provincetown and Boston using Cessna Bobcats. Through a series of mergers, PBA was eventually acquired by People's Express and which later merged with Continental Airlines and in 1988, Continental cancelled the Provincetown - Boston route. Cape Air began operations that same year and continues to serve Provincetown today.
The present terminal building is a single-story wooden structure and was constructed in 1998. The terminal provides Cape Air check-in and a waiting area, TSA screening areas, and a conference room.
Facilities and aircraft
Provincetown Municipal Airport covers an area of 310 acres (125 ha).
|Dimensions||3502 x 100 ft. / 1067 x 30m|
|Surface||Asphalt, in good condition|
|Weight bearing capacity||Single wheel: 25.0|
|Runway edge lights||High intensity|
|Runway 7||Runway 25|
|Elevation (MSL)||7.6 ft||7.8 ft|
|Runway heading||075 magnetic
|Markings||Precision, in good condition||Precision, in good condition|
|Visual slope indicator||4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)||4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
VGSI and descent angle not coincident
|Approach lights||MALSF: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with sequenced flashers||None|
|Runway end identifier lights||Yes||Yes|
|Touchdown point||Yes, no lights||Yes, no lights|
|Instrument approach||ILS/DME, RNAV (GPS)||NDB, RNAV (GPS)|
|Obstructions||12 ft. brush, 800 ft. from runway, 125 ft. left of centerline||12 ft. trees, 610 ft. from runway, 125 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear|
For the 12-month period ending September 1, 2016, the airport averaged 136 operations per day: 85% transient general aviation, 8% commercial, 2% air taxi, 4% local general aviation and <1% military. There are 10 aircraft based at this airport: 8 single engine and 2 multi-engine.
Airline and destinations
|Cape Air|| Boston|
Seasonal: White Plains
|Domestic destinations map|
Taxis are often available in front of the airport terminal, but it is wise to make reservations. The rate per person into Provincetown is $8. Rental cars are available at the airport in summer months only. In the summer months a shuttle bus service runs between the airport, race point beach and the town center, but does not serve guest houses or inns.
The Provincetown Airport is overseen by the Airport Commission, a five-person board appointed by the Provincetown Board of Selectmen. The town also appoints an airport manager. Currently, the manager is Peter Kacergis.
- FAA Terminal Procedures for PVC, effective November 4, 2021
- Resources for this airport: