Rapid City Regional Airport

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Rapid City Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Rapid City
Operator Rapid City Regional Airport Board
Serves Rapid City, South Dakota
Elevation AMSL 3,203 ft / 976 m
Coordinates 44°02′43″N 103°03′26″W / 44.04528°N 103.05722°W / 44.04528; -103.05722
Website www.rapairport.com/
RAP is located in South Dakota
Location of airport in South Dakota/United States
RAP is located in the US
RAP (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 8,701 2,652 Concrete
5/23 3,601 1,098 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2015) 42,989
Based aircraft (2017) 118
Total passengers served (12 months ending Jun 2017) 565,000

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

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[2]


The passenger terminal

The airport covers 1,655 acres (6.70 km2) at an elevation of 3,203 feet (976 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 2015 the airport had 42,989 aircraft operations, average 118 per day: 55% general aviation, 27% air taxi, 10% military and 8% airline. In September 2017, there were 118 aircraft based at this airport: 87 single-engine, 25 multi-engine, 5 jet, and 1 glider.[1]

The terminal building opened in 1988; a $20.5 million expansion and renovation designed by TSP Architecture was completed in 2012.[3][4] 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.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: Charlotte
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Atlanta
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental, Newark[5]


Carrier shares[edit]

Carrier shares: (Sep 2016 – Aug 2017)[6]
Rank Carrier Passengers % of market
1 SkyWest 234,000 40.87%
2 GoJet 82,780 14.48%
3 Allegiant 73,040 12.78%
4 Mesa 68,620 12.01%
5 Trans States 45,980 8.05%
Other 67,470 11.81%

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from RAP
(January - December 2017)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 75,620 Delta
2 Denver, Colorado 74,640 United
3 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 41,590 American
4 Chicago–O’Hare, Illinois 36,810 American, United
5 Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona 20,180 Allegiant
6 Salt Lake City, Utah 19,710 Delta
7 Las Vegas, Nevada 15,380 Allegiant
8 Atlanta, Georgia 990 Delta
9 Charlotte, North Carolina 640 American


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RAP (Form 5010 PDF), effective September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Aust, Scott. "$20.5M airport project looks to land on time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  4. ^ a b Rusch, Emilie (April 18, 2012). "$20.5M Airport Project Looks to Land On Time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.kgw.com/article/news/nation-now/united-airlines-fills-out-route-map-with-eight-new-routes/465-4f96ab6c-79a0-4461-8067-447bdcf4c75f
  6. ^ a b "RITA BTS Transtats - RAP". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 

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