Augusta State Airport

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Augusta State Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Maine
Serves Augusta, Maine
Elevation  AMSL 352 ft / 107 m
Coordinates 44°19′14″N 069°47′50″W / 44.32056°N 69.79722°W / 44.32056; -69.79722
AUGUSTA STATE AIRPORT Latitude and Longitude:

44°19′14″N 069°47′50″W / 44.32056°N 69.79722°W / 44.32056; -69.79722
Website AugustaAirport.org
Map
AUG is located in Maine
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AUG is located in the US
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Location of airport in Maine / United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
8/26 2,703 824 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 33,800
Based aircraft 27
Sources: FAA [1] and airport website [2]
Augusta Airport during or before the Second World War. US Military image

Augusta State Airport ( IATA: AUGICAO: KAUGFAA LID: AUG) is a public use airport located one  nautical mile (2  km) northwest of the central business district of the state capital of Augusta, a city in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. [1] The airport is owned by the state of Maine, [1] but managed and operated by the city of Augusta. It is served by one commercial airline, with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 3,554 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, [3] 3,663 in 2009, and 4,300 in 2010. [4] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year). [5]

Facilities and aircraft

Augusta State Airport covers an area of 406 acres (164 ha) at an elevation of 352 feet (107 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 17/35 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m) and 8/26 is 2,703 by 75 feet (824 x 23 m). [1]

For the 12-month period ending August 2, 2008, the airport had 33,800 aircraft operations, an average of 92 per day: 75% general aviation, 16% air taxi, and 9% military. At that time 27 aircraft were based at this airport: 89% single- engine and 11% multi-engine. [1]

The airport was originally developed under a New Deal project by the Maine Emergency Relief Administration, the state division of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in a state wide survey of airports by Capt. Harry M. Jones in January 1934. The airport was built with 1 N.-S. 2,000x80 gravel runway, 1 E.-W. 1,600x80 gravel runway, and a NE-SW 2,500x80 gravel runway. [6]

Runway 17/35 was reconstructed in the summer of 2012. The original surface was ground up and reclaimed, and runway lights and other navigational aids were upgraded. The project cost $7.5 million, and was funded by the Federal government. The project required closing the runway for two months, and it was reopened at 3:41 pm on June 29. [7]

The airport received a Federal grant of $1 million to purchase new snow removal equipment. The equipment should enable the airport to remain open during snowstorms. [8]

Airlines and destinations

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Cape Air Boston

Statistics

Carrier shares: April 2016 – March 2017 [9]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Cape Air
9,940(100%)
Top domestic destinations: April 2016 – March 2017 [9]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers
2016 2015
1 Boston, MA Logan International (BOS) 10,138 10,499

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