Rapid City Regional Airport

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Rapid City Regional Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Rapid City
OperatorRapid City Regional Airport Board
ServesRapid City, South Dakota
Elevation AMSL3,203 ft / 976 m
Coordinates44°02′43″N 103°03′26″W / 44.04528°N 103.05722°W / 44.04528; -103.05722
RAP is located in South Dakota
Location of airport in South Dakota/United States
RAP is located in the United States
RAP (the United States)
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]

The airport provides service to 13 destinations across the United States.

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

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 Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles (begins June 22, 2019),[5] Newark, San Francisco (begins June 22, 2019)[5]

Map of destinations[edit]

Map of Destinations
All passenger destinations from Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).
(Red) = Year-round Destination
(Green) = Seasonal Destination


Carrier shares[edit]

Carrier shares: (Oct 2017 – Sep 2018)[6]
Rank Carrier Passengers % of market
1 SkyWest 263,000 43.88%
2 Mesa 88,390 14.74%
3 Allegiant 75,110 12.52%
4 Trans States 71,470 11.92%
5 Delta 40,590 6.77%
Other 61,030 10.17%

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from RAP
(January 2018 - December 2018)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 79,450 Delta
2 Denver, Colorado 75,360 United
3 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 45,680 American
4 Chicago–O’Hare, Illinois 38,450 American, United
5 Phoenix–Mesa, Arizona 23,710 Allegiant
6 Salt Lake City, Utah 19,230 Delta
7 Las Vegas, Nevada 15,600 Allegiant
8 Charlotte, North Carolina 2,760 American
9 Atlanta, Georgia 1,130 Delta
10 Newark, New Jersey 770 United


  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. ^ a b https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282721/united-adds-west-coast-links-for-rapid-city-in-s19/
  6. ^ a b "RITA BTS Transtats - RAP". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 27 November 2018.

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