Hector International Airport

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Hector International Airport
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2006 USGS Orthophoto
IATA: FARICAO: KFARFAA LID: FAR
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fargo
OperatorFargo Municipal Airport Authority
ServesFargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota
LocationFargo, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL902 ft / 275 m
Coordinates46°55′14″N 096°48′57″W / 46.92056°N 96.81583°W / 46.92056; -96.81583
Websitewww.FargoAirport.com
Map
KFAR is located in North Dakota
KFAR
KFAR
Location of Hector International Airport
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
18/369,0002,743Concrete
9/276,3001,920Concrete
13/313,8001,158Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations78,186
Based aircraft180
Source: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]
 
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Hector International Airport
Hector International Airport Logo.svg
Hector International Airport - North Dakota.jpg
2006 USGS Orthophoto
IATA: FARICAO: KFARFAA LID: FAR
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fargo
OperatorFargo Municipal Airport Authority
ServesFargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota
LocationFargo, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL902 ft / 275 m
Coordinates46°55′14″N 096°48′57″W / 46.92056°N 96.81583°W / 46.92056; -96.81583
Websitewww.FargoAirport.com
Map
KFAR is located in North Dakota
KFAR
KFAR
Location of Hector International Airport
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
18/369,0002,743Concrete
9/276,3001,920Concrete
13/313,8001,158Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations78,186
Based aircraft180
Source: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]

Hector International Airport (IATA: FARICAO: KFARFAA LID: FAR) is a civil-military public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of Fargo, in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. It is owned by the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.[1]

The airport was named after Martin Hector, who donated the land for it.[3] Customs service is available for arrivals from Canada and other countries. Hector International has no scheduled passenger airline flights out of the country but has its international title (like many other airports) because of this customs service.

The airport is home to the Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing (119 WG), a unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard that operates the C-21A Lear Jet and MQ-1 Predator.

The airport was the intended destination for the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson on February 3, 1959. The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Clear Lake, Iowa, killing the 3 musicians and the pilot.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hector International Airport covers 2,500 acres (1,000 ha) and has three runways: 18/36 is 9,000 x 150 ft (2,743 x 46 m), 9/27 is 6,300 x 100 ft (1,920 x 30 m), and 13/31 is 3,800 x 75 ft (1,158 x 46 m).[1] Hector International has the longest public runway in North Dakota and can receive Boeing 747s.

In 2009 the airport had 84,694 aircraft operations, average 230 per day: 57% general aviation, 22% air taxi, 11% air carrier and 10% military.[1]

The terminal was built in 1986 and designed by Foss Associates with Thompson Consultants.[4]

In 2008 the airport completed the passenger terminal expansion and update that started in October 2006. The $15.5 million project designed by TL Stroh Architects updated the terminal and added a gate, an additional baggage claim and expanded the security checkpoint area.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant AirLas Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
American EagleChicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Air LinesMinneapolis/St. Paul
Delta ConnectionMinneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Atlanta
Frontier AirlinesDenver
United ExpressChicago-O'Hare, Denver

Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of FAR
(January 2013 - December 2013) [5]
RankCityPassengersCarriers
1Minneapolis/St Paul, MN141,000Delta
2Chicago O’Hare, IL79,000American, United
3Denver, CO75,000Frontier, United
4Phoenix-Mesa, AZ27,000Allegiant
5Las Vegas, NV23,000Allegiant
5Salt Lake City, UT22,000Delta
7Orlando-Sanford, FL13,000Allegiant
8Dallas/Fort Worth11,000American
9Los Angeles, CA3,000Allegiant
10St. Petersburg/Clearwater,FL1,000Allegiant

Cargo[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FAR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ Hector International Airport, official web site
  3. ^ "Hector Field History". Municipal Airport Authority. 
  4. ^ Progressive architecture (Berkeley: Reinhold) 68 (1-3). 1987. 
  5. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=FAR&Airport_Name=Fargo,%20ND:%20Hector%20Field&carrier=FACTS

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