Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport
|Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport|
Main terminal in July 2006
Regional Airport Board
|Location||Whitman County, Washington|
|Time zone||Pacific (UTC−8)|
|• Summer (DST)||(UTC−7)|
|Elevation AMSL||2,556 ft / 779 m|
Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport (IATA: PUW, ICAO: KPUW, FAA LID: PUW) is a public airport in the northwest United States, located in Whitman County, Washington, two miles (3 km) east of Pullman and four miles west (6 km) of Moscow, Idaho. The airport is accessed via spurs from State Route 270, and has a single 6,730-foot (2,050 m) runway, headed northeast/southwest (6/24), aligned with Moscow Mountain (4,983 feet (1,519 m)) to the northeast, the highest summit in the area.
The rural airport in the Palouse region is the primary air link for its two land-grant universities, Washington State University in Pullman and the University of Idaho in Moscow. Both universities use the airport for jet charters from Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Allegiant Air for their intercollegiate athletic teams. Horizon Air (marketed and sold as Alaska Airlines) is the sole commercial airline serving the airport, flying Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Horizon began service to Pullman–Moscow and Lewiston in March 1983.
Horizon Air offers 3-4 daily scheduled flights to Seattle/Tacoma. Historically, flight schedules have sometimes included a stop in Lewiston, but currently all scheduled flights at PUW are nonstop to/from Seattle.
Facilities and aircraft
Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport covers an area of 467 acres (1.89 km2) at an elevation of 2,556 feet (779 m) above sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 6/24, which measures 6,730 by 100 feet (2,051 m × 30 m). The airport was annexed by the City of Pullman in August 1988, and the present terminal opened in February 1990 at a cost of $2.7 million.
The modest commercial terminal is a single large room, divided between pre- and post-security areas by a single security checkpoint and glass walls. The waiting area occupies all space beyond the checkpoint, but is not commonly used for waiting, as most passengers pass through the security checkpoint immediately before boarding. Both passenger gates are ground-level doors to the tarmac; passengers board via the fold-down aircraft-door stairs, or airstairs (for larger charter aircraft). Gate 1 on the east side of the terminal is used by Horizon Air.
The public airport shares the runway with a fixed base operator, Interstate Aviation, which conducts chartered air service. Local engineering firm Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. owns and operates private hangars at the airport.
Airlines and destinations
|Alaska Airlines operated by Horizon Air||Seattle/Tacoma|
- FAA Airport Master Record for PUW ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- "Horizon to add region stops". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington). February 5, 1983. p. 9.
- "Horizon plans three flights to Quad Cities". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho). February 5, 1983. p. 5B.
- "Horizon begins operations at Lewiston, Pullman". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho). March 16, 1983. p. 3B.
- Fisher, David (August 17, 1988). "Pullman annexes airport". Idahonian (Moscow). p. 1A.
- Semerad, Tony (February 15, 1990). "Weather foils plans for first day". Idahonian (Moscow). p. 1A.
- Official website
- Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport - WSDOT Aviation
- FAA Terminal Procedures for Pullman–Moscow Regional (PUW), effective February 4, 2016
- Resources for this airport: