Rapid City Regional Airport

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Rapid City Regional Airport
RAP logo.png
Airport type Public
Owner City of Rapid City
Operator Rapid City Regional Airport Board
Serves Rapid City, South Dakota
Elevation AMSL 3,204 ft / 977 m
Coordinates 44°02′43″N 103°03′26″W / 44.04528°N 103.05722°W / 44.04528; -103.05722
Website RCgov.org/Airport/...
RAP is located in South Dakota
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 8,701 2,652 Concrete
5/23 3,601 1,098 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 39,876
Based aircraft 92

Rapid City Regional Airport (IATA: RAPICAO: KRAPFAA LID: RAP) is a public use airport, nine miles southeast of Rapid City, in Pennington County, South Dakota.[1]


The passenger terminal

The airport covers 1,655 acres (670 ha) at an elevation of 3,204 feet (977 m). It has two runways: 14/32 is 8,701 by 150 feet (2,652 x 46 m) concrete and 5/23 is 3,601 by 75 feet (1,098 x 23 m) asphalt.[1]

In 2007 the airport had 47,844 aircraft operations, average 131 per day: 60% general aviation, 26% air taxi, 8% military and 5% airline. 125 aircraft were then based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 22% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 8% military.[1]

The terminal building opened in 1988; a $20.5 million expansion and renovation designed by TSP Architecture was completed in 2012.[2][3] It includes 12,000 square feet of new floor space, the addition of three jet bridges and one boarding gate, an expanded security area with room for up to three lanes and body scanners, a new rental car wing, additional seating in the concourse, larger restrooms before and after security, modernized phone and data systems, new flight information boards, improved food service and shopping areas in the concourse, a rooftop patio, and energy-efficient windows and building exterior repair.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Atlanta
United Express Denver
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental


Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from RAP (Dec 2014 – Nov 2015)[4]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Denver, Colorado 78,000 United
2 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 76,000 Delta
3 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 31,000 American
4 Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona 20,000 Allegiant
5 Chicago–O’Hare, Illinois 19,000 American, United
5 Salt Lake City, Utah 19,000 Delta
7 Las Vegas, Nevada 16,000 Allegiant
8 Atlanta, Georgia 2,000 Delta
9 Houston–Intercontinental, Texas 2,000 United


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RAP (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ Aust, Scott. "$20.5M airport project looks to land on time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b Rusch, Emilie (April 18, 2012). "$20.5M Airport Project Looks to Land On Time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=RAP&Airport_Name=Rapid%20City,%20SD:%20Rapid%20City%20Regional&carrier=FACTS

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