Provo Municipal Airport

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Provo Municipal Airport
Provo Municipal Airport Logo.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Provo
ServesProvo, Utah
Elevation AMSL4,497 ft / 1,370.7 m
Coordinates40°13′09.1″N 111°43′24.1″W / 40.219194°N 111.723361°W / 40.219194; -111.723361Coordinates: 40°13′09.1″N 111°43′24.1″W / 40.219194°N 111.723361°W / 40.219194; -111.723361
Websitehttp://flyprovo.com
Map
PVU is located in Utah
PVU
PVU
PVU is located in the United States
PVU
PVU
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,599 2,621 Asphalt
18/36 6,614 2,016 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Concrete
H2 40 12 Concrete
Statistics (CY 2013)
Enplanements30,090[1]
% Change from CY 20121.13%

Provo Municipal Airport (IATA: PVU, ICAO: KPVU, FAA LID: PVU) is two miles (3 km) west of Provo, in Utah County, Utah. The airport hosts Allegiant Air flights to three airports - Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Tucson International Airport.

Overview[edit]

Terminal in July, 2017

The airport has rarely had scheduled airline flights. In June 2011 Frontier Airlines began daily flights to Denver. Salt Lake City International Airport (about 40 miles (64 km) north) is the closest airport with numerous flights. (SkyWest Airlines flew to Provo in 1974-1975.)[2]

Frontier's flights to Denver ended in January 2013.[3] Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix/Mesa in February 2013,[4] and in March 2013 announced twice-weekly flights to Oakland International Airport beginning June 7, 2013.[5] On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Allegiant Air would begin flying to Los Angeles International Airport beginning September 26, 2013.[6] In June 2016, Allegiant Air announced it would begin flying to San Diego International Airport beginning September 28, 2016.[7]

The airport has one fixed-base operator and is frequently used for flight training and is home to flight schools, including one operated by Utah Valley University. In the last 6 months of 2011 the airport had 14,858 enplanements.

History[edit]

The airport's Air Traffic Control Tower opened in 2005; previously, the airport was uncontrolled. When the control tower opened, the nearby airspace became Class D airspace over a radius of 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) around the airport and up to 7,000 feet (2,100 m) MSL (2500 feet AGL), with a circular cutout in the southern portion surrounding nearby Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, which is not Class D.

In anticipation of airline service, a new terminal area was built in early 2011 to house Transportation Security Administration equipment for passenger screening. As of August 2012, a millimeter wave full body scanner is in use.[8]

Facilities[edit]

Provo Municipal Airport covers 869 acres (3.5 km2) and has two runways and two helipads:

  • 13/31: 8,599 ft × 150 ft (2,621 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • 18/36: 6,614 ft × 150 ft (2,016 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • Helipad H1: 40 ft × 40 ft (12 m × 12 m) Concrete
  • Helipad H2: 40 ft × 40 ft (12 m × 12 m) Concrete

Airline and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant Air Los Angeles, Phoenix/Mesa, Tucson[9]

Statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from PVU
(October 2017 - September 2018)
[10]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona (AZA) 56,340 Allegiant
2 Los Angeles, California (LAX) 14,800 Allegiant
3 Oakland, California (OAK) 3,720 Allegiant
4 San Diego, California (SAN) 3,640 Allegiant

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned) at PVU, 2012 through April 2017[11]
Year Passengers Change Year Passengers Change
2012 50,000 2013 56,000 Increase 11.98%
2014 119,000 Increase 112.5% 2015 124,000 Increase 4.2%
2016 151,000 Increase 21.77% 2017 165,000 Increase 9.27%

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

There has been a total of 22 Accidents and Incidents in and around the Provo Airport since 1984[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. June 20, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "SkyWest 35 Years".
  3. ^ Finley, Jeff (14 September 2012). "Frontier Airlines to suspend Provo airport flights".
  4. ^ "New Provo-to-Phoenix flights ease sting of lost route".
  5. ^ "Press Release - Investor Relations - Allegiant Air". ir.allegiantair.com.
  6. ^ "Allegiant Air plans a third route from Provo airport".
  7. ^ "Allegiant Air breaks into Newark as it adds 3 cities to route map".
  8. ^ "Provo Airport gets TSA's advanced imaging". Daily Herald. Daily Herald (Utah). Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  9. ^ https://www.allegiantair.com/new-routes
  10. ^ "Provo, Utah". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Oct 2016.
  11. ^ "OST_R - BTS - Transtats". www.transtats.bts.gov.
  12. ^ https://planecrashmap.com/list/ut/

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