Rapid City Regional Airport

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Rapid City Regional Airport
RAP logo.png
IATA: RAPICAO: KRAPFAA LID: RAP
RAP is located in South Dakota
RAP
Location of the Airport in South Dakota
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Rapid City
OperatorRapid City Regional Airport Board
ServesRapid City, South Dakota
Elevation AMSL3,204 ft / 977 m
Coordinates44°02′43″N 103°03′26″W / 44.04528°N 103.05722°W / 44.04528; -103.05722
WebsiteRCgov.org/Airport/...
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
14/328,7012,652Concrete
5/233,6011,098Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations39,876
Based aircraft92
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
 
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Rapid City Regional Airport
RAP logo.png
IATA: RAPICAO: KRAPFAA LID: RAP
RAP is located in South Dakota
RAP
Location of the Airport in South Dakota
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Rapid City
OperatorRapid City Regional Airport Board
ServesRapid City, South Dakota
Elevation AMSL3,204 ft / 977 m
Coordinates44°02′43″N 103°03′26″W / 44.04528°N 103.05722°W / 44.04528; -103.05722
WebsiteRCgov.org/Airport/...
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
14/328,7012,652Concrete
5/233,6011,098Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations39,876
Based aircraft92
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Rapid City Regional Airport (IATA: RAPICAO: KRAPFAA LID: RAP) is a city-owned, public-use airport located eight nautical miles (15 km) southeast of the central business district of Rapid City, in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The passenger terminal.

Rapid City Regional Airport covers an area of 1,655 acres (670 ha) at an elevation of 3,204 feet (977 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 14/32 is 8,701 by 150 feet (2,652 x 46 m) with a concrete surface and 5/23 is 3,601 by 75 feet (1,098 x 23 m) with an asphalt surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 47,844 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 60% general aviation, 26% air taxi, 8% military and 5% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 125 aircraft based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 22% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 8% military.[1]

The current terminal building opened in 1988. It underwent a $20.5 million expansion and renovation that was designed by TSP Architecture and was completed in 2012.[2][3] 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, new rental car wing, twice as much seating in concourse, larger restrooms before and after security, modernized phone and data systems, including flight information boards, improved food service area and shopping in concourse, a rooftop patio, and energy-efficient windows and building exterior repair.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Map of destinations
AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant AirLas Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa
American EagleDallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare
American Eagle operated by ExpressJetDallas/Fort Worth
Delta Air LinesMinneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection operated by SkyWest AirlinesMinneapolis, Salt Lake City
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle AirlinesSeasonal: Atlanta, Minneapolis-Saint Paul
United Express operated by ExpressJetChicago-O'Hare, Denver
Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental
United Express operated by SkyWest AirlinesChicago-O'Hare, Denver
United Express operated by Republic AirlinesDenver

Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of RAP
(September 2012 - August 2013) [4]
RankCityPassengersCarriers
1Colorado Denver, CO76,000United
2Minnesota Minneapolis, MN74,000Delta
3Illinois Chicago-O’Hare, IL22,000American, United
3Texas Dallas-Fort Worth, TX22,000American
5Arizona Phoenix-Mesa, AZ19,000Allegiant
6Utah Salt Lake City, UT18,000Delta
7Nevada Las Vegas, NV16,000Allegiant
8Texas Houston-Intercontinental, TX4,000United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RAP (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ Aust, Scott. "$20.5M airport project looks to land on time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b Rusch, Emilie (April 18, 2012). "$20.5M Airport Project Looks to Land On Time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=RAP&Airport_Name=Rapid%20City,%20SD:%20Rapid%20City%20Regional&carrier=FACTS

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