Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport
Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport (YNG)
Engineers Aerial Image – 2008
|Owner||Western Reserve Port Authority|
|Operator||Western Reserve Port Authority|
|Serves||Youngstown and Warren|
|Elevation AMSL||1,196 ft / 365 m|
Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport (IATA: YNG, ICAO: KYNG, FAA LID: YNG) is a public and military airport in Vienna Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, 11 miles north of Youngstown and 10 miles (16 km) east of Warren. The airport is home to the Youngstown–Warren Air Reserve Station.
The airport has been open for over 50 years. It is run by the Western Reserve Port Authority, made up of members appointed by the Mahoning and Trumbull County Commissioners. The WRPA plays a vital role in the regional economy as it teams with the Youngstown–Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and is leading the plan to clean up the Mahoning River.
The Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport began as the Youngstown Municipal Airport (MAP), and was one of the last Works Progress Administration projects. Construction began in 1939 and the airport opened a year later. The airport is 11 miles (18 km) north of Youngstown in Vienna Center because during the 1930s and 1940s, there was little room inside the city limits for an airport the size of the one planned. The airport that had been serving the city, Lansdowne Airport, lacked room to expand.
US Airways, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Pan Am Clipper Connection and Vacation Express have serviced the airport at some point. In the early 2000s (decade), the airport had no scheduled airline service. In 2006 Allegiant Air began scheduled service to Orlando, Florida 2x weekly bringing commercial air service back to Youngstown. That service expanded by 2014 with 12 to 18 flights per week to Punta Gorda, FL, St Petersburg Clearwater, FL, and Myrtle Beach, SC. Since 2015 service has declined drastically with the addition of Allegiant service in Pittsburgh, Akron and now Cleveland. Allegiant now flies just 2x to 4x a week during the Fall/Winter and 6x a week in the summer. In 2008 Vision Airlines announced the start of charter operations to and from Gulfport Mississippi once a month. This service has also since ended.
On November 30, 2015, the USDOT gave tentative approval for Aerodynamics, Inc. to begin daily service between Youngstown-Warren and Chicago O'Hare International Airport in the spring of 2016. However, this flight service was permanently grounded on August 24, 2016. The flights lasted just 6 weeks.
In January 2018, Allegiant Air ceased all scheduled flight operations.
Youngstown–Warren Air Reserve Station
Youngstown ARS is located at the Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport. Its primary mission is to serve as home of the 910th Airlift Wing (910 AW), an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) C-130H unit with two flying squadrons and a total of 16 aircraft. The 910 AW is operationally-gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC) and a portion of the wing is devoted to its aerial spray mission. The 910 AW has nearly 1,450 personnel, consisting of a combination of full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), Air Reserve Technicians (ART) and traditional part-time drilling Air Force Reservists. The installation also hosts a Navy Operational Support Center and a Marine Corps Reserve Center that is home to nearly 400 Navy and Marine Corps Reservists in various units. It is also home to the Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron of the Ohio Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
Facilities and aircraft
Youngstown–Warren Regional Airport covers 1,468 acres (594 ha) at an elevation of 1,196 feet (365 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt runways: 5/23 is 5,002 by 150 feet (1,525 x 46 m); 14/32 is 9,003 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m); 143/323 is 3,500 by 60 feet (1,067 x 18 m).
In 2008 the airport had 60,845 aircraft operations, average 166 per day: 59% general aviation, 38% military, 3% air taxi and less than 1% scheduled commercial. 43 aircraft were then based at this airport: 47% single-engine, 19% multi-engine, 7% jet and 28% military.
The Youngstown Warren Regional Airport terminal building sits on the southeast end of the airport. In 2000, the Youngstown Airport renovated and expanded the boarding area. The new gate area consists of six gates (two jetways and four ground-loading gates), and accommodates aircraft ranging up to a Boeing 757 in size. The airport is equipped to handle up to 250,000 passengers a year in the current configuration and can seat up to 400 passengers at any given time. Currently the airport has four ticket counters, 1 baggage claim and five on site rental car companies. The only restaurant on site is Mikees II. The airport offers a recently expanded parking facility with the areas lowest parking cost. The airport's master plan calls for an expanded terminal to add an additional 3 gates should air service spike at any time.
|1||St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida||16,000||Allegiant|
|3||Myrtle Beach, South Carolina||4,000||Allegiant|
Youngstown Airport has a number of taxicab and shuttle services
The rental car agencies on site are open for passengers arriving on the aircraft no matter the time of day is.
- FAA Airport Master Record for YNG ( PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
- Youngstown ARB Fact Sheet
- "Youngstown/Warren, OH: Youngstown-Warren Regional (YNG)". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- Youngstown Warren Regional Airport, official site
- (PDF), effective January 3, 2019
- FAA Terminal Procedures for YNG, effective January 3, 2019
- Resources for this airport: