Williamsport Regional Airport
|Williamsport Regional Airport|
|IATA: IPT – ICAO: KIPT – FAA LID: IPT|
|Owner||Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||528 ft / 161 m|
Williamsport Regional Airport (IATA: IPT, ICAO: KIPT, FAA LID: IPT) is a public towered airport five miles east of Williamsport, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. It is owned by the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority.
Federal Aviation Administration reported 23,901 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 19,834 in 2009 and 22,519 in 2010 at the airport. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
The airport covers 535 acres (217 ha) at an elevation of 528 feet (161 m) above sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 9/27 is 6,824 by 150 feet (2,080 x 46 m) and 12/30 is 4,273 by 150 feet (1,302 x 46 m).
In 2010 the airport had 27,017 aircraft operations, average 74 per day: 78% general aviation, 20% scheduled airline, and 2% military. 37 aircraft were then based at the airport: 60% single-engine, 30% multi-engine, 5% jet, and 5% helicopter.
Airline and destination
Scheduled passenger service:
TWA and United dropped IPT in 1965-66, leaving Allegheny Airlines. For a year or two 1974-75 Allegheny flew BAC One-Elevens and Douglas DC-9-30s Pittsburgh to Williamsport; few or no jets at IPT since then. Scheduled flights were reduced in the 1980s, 1990s, and in 2004 when US Airways' prop affiliate ended flights to Pittsburgh International Airport. American Eagle now has 3 flights a day to Philadelphia.
The Williamsport Regional Association of Pilots holds a Fly-In every June.
The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority announced the terminal will be replaced with a building twice the size. There are plans for a new control tower. Airport officials said the project will cost around $13 million, and they are hope to get state and federal grant money. The new terminal is expected to be open by the end of 2013.
- On April 25, 1993, Thomas L. Knauff set an FAI world record flying a glider on an out-and-return course of 1,646.68 km (1,023.20 mi), releasing from tow over this airport, then flying along the Appalachian Mountains to Corryton, Tennessee, and returning for a landing 10 hours later. This world record stood for almost 20 years, and was only recently broken in Argentina, but is still a national record.
- FAA Airport Master Record for IPT ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "IATA Airport Code Search (IPT: Williamsport / Lycoming County)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in
- Williamsport Regional Airport, official web site
- Williamsport Regional Airport at Pennsylvania DOT Bureau of Aviation
- Williamsport Regional Association of Pilots
- Aerial image as of April 1993 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 12, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for IPT, effective November 12, 2015
- Resources for this airport: