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Provo Municipal Airport
Provo Municipal Airport Logo.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Provo
Serves Provo, Utah
Elevation  AMSL4,497 ft / 1,370.7 m
Coordinates 40°13′09.1″N 111°43′24.1″W / 40.219194°N 111.723361°W / 40.219194; -111.723361
PROVO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Latitude and Longitude:

40°13′09.1″N 111°43′24.1″W / 40.219194°N 111.723361°W / 40.219194; -111.723361
Website http://flyprovo.com
Map
PVU is located in Utah
PVU
PVU
Location of airport in Utah / United States
PVU is located in the US
PVU
PVU
PVU (the US)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,599 2,621 Asphalt
18/36 6,614 2,016 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 40 12 Concrete
H2 40 12 Concrete
Statistics (CY 2013)
Enplanements30,090 [1]
% Change from CY 20121.13%
Provo Municipal Airport nonstop domestic routes (as of July 2015).

Provo Municipal Airport ( IATA: PVU, ICAO: KPVU, FAA LID: PVU) is a public airport two miles (3 km) west of Provo, in Utah County, Utah. The airport hosts Allegiant Air flights to three airports - Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Tucson. It is the second busiest public airport in Utah by aircraft movements, with 172,000 aircraft operations in the year ending May 2007. [2] [3]

Overview

Airport terminal at the Provo Municipal Airport in July, 2017

The airport is used for general aviation and rarely had scheduled airline flights until June 2011 when Frontier Airlines began daily flights to Denver. Salt Lake City International Airport (about 40 miles (64 km) north) is the closest airport with numerous flights. ( SkyWest Airlines flew to Provo from 1974-1975.) [4]

Service to Denver on Frontier ended in January 2013. [5] Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix/Mesa in February 2013, [6] and in March 2013 announced twice-weekly flights to Oakland International Airport beginning June 7, 2013. [7] On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Allegiant Air would begin flying to Los Angeles International Airport beginning September 26, 2013. [8] In June 2016, Allegiant Air announced it would begin flying to San Diego International Airport beginning September 28, 2016. [9]

Having one fixed-base operator, the airport is frequently used for flight training and is home to flight schools, including one operated by Utah Valley University. In the last 6 months of 2011 the airport had 14,858 enplanements.

History

The airport's Air Traffic Control Tower opened in 2005. Previously, the airport was uncontrolled. When the control tower opened, the nearby airspace became Class D airspace over a radius of 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) around the airport and up to 7,000 feet (2,100 m) MSL (2500 feet AGL), with a circular cutout in the southern portion surrounding nearby Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, which is not Class D.

In anticipation of commercial passenger service, a new terminal area was built in early 2011 to house Transportation Security Administration equipment for passenger screening. As of August 2012, a millimeter wave full body scanner is in use. [10]

Facilities

Provo Municipal Airport covers 869 acres (3.5 km2) and has two runways and two helipads: [2]

  • Runway 13/31: 8,599 ft × 150 ft (2,621 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • Runway 18/36: 6,614 ft × 150 ft (2,016 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • Helipad H1: 40 ft × 40 ft (12 m × 12 m) Concrete
  • Helipad H2: 40 ft × 40 ft (12 m × 12 m) Concrete

Airline and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Allegiant Air Los Angeles, Phoenix/Mesa, Tucson [11]

Statistics

Busiest domestic routes from PVU
(Dec 2015 - Nov 2016)
[12]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona (AZA) 40,000 Allegiant
2 Los Angeles, California (LAX) 18,000 Allegiant
3 Oakland, California (OAK) 15,000 Allegiant
4 San Diego, California (SAN) 2,000 Allegiant

Annual traffic

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned) at PVU, 2012 through April 2017 [13]
Year Passengers Change Year Passengers Change
2012 50,000 2013 56,000 Increase 11.98%
2014 119,000 Increase 112.5% 2015 124,000 Increase 4.2%
2016 151,000 Increase 21.77% 2017 165,000 Increase 9.27%

References

  1. ^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. June 20, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  2. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for PVU ( Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-02-14
  3. ^ Davidson, Lee (25 September 2015). "Provo now Utah's No. 2 airport, passing St. George and Wendover". Salt Lake Tribune.
  4. ^ "SkyWest 35 Years".
  5. ^ Finley, Jeff (14 September 2012). "Frontier Airlines to suspend Provo airport flights".
  6. ^ "New Provo-to-Phoenix flights ease sting of lost route".
  7. ^ "Press Release - Investor Relations - Allegiant Air". ir.allegiantair.com.
  8. ^ "Allegiant Air plans a third route from Provo airport".
  9. ^ "Allegiant Air breaks into Newark as it adds 3 cities to route map".
  10. ^ "Provo Airport gets TSA's advanced imaging". Daily Herald. Daily Herald (Utah). Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  11. ^ https://www.allegiantair.com/new-routes
  12. ^ "Provo, Utah". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Oct 2016.
  13. ^ "OST_R - BTS - Transtats". www.transtats.bts.gov.

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