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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
PVU is located in the United States
PVU
PVU
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 ( IATA: PVU, ICAO: KPVU, FAA LID: PVU) is 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 International Airport. Allegiant Air has stated that if the Provo Airport were to build a New Terminal, it would add up to 10 destinations out of Provo, UT. [2] At 10 destinations, Provo Airport would become Allegiant Air's fourth largest destination in the West. [3]

It is the second busiest public airport in Utah by aircraft movements, with 172,000 aircraft operations in the year ending May 2007. [4] [5]

Overview

Terminal in July, 2017

The airport has rarely had scheduled airline flights. In June 2011 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 in 1974-1975.) [6]

Frontier's flights to Denver ended in January 2013. [7] Allegiant Air began flights to Phoenix/Mesa in February 2013, [8] and in March 2013 announced twice-weekly flights to Oakland International Airport beginning June 7, 2013. [9] On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Allegiant Air would begin flying to Los Angeles International Airport beginning September 26, 2013. [10] In June 2016, Allegiant Air announced it would begin flying to San Diego International Airport beginning September 28, 2016. [11]

The airport has one fixed-base operator and 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.

Duncan Aviation is expanding its operation at the Provo Airport with the construction of a new MRO campus. Construction began in 2017. [12]

A new terminal on the Southeast side of the Airport is scheduled for construction in 2019 with a completion date of 2020.

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 airline 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. [13]

On 14 March 2019, the Utah Legislature approved a Transportation funding bill that included money for the construction of a New terminal at the Provo, UT airport. Along with funding from other sources including the FAA, construction for the new Terminal and at least one Concourse is set the begin in 2019, with a projected completion date of 2020. [14]

Facilities

Provo Municipal Airport covers 869 acres (3.5 km2) and has two runways and two helipads: [4]

  • 13/31: 8,599 ft × 150 ft (2,621 m × 46 m) Asphalt
  • 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 [15]

Statistics

Busiest domestic routes from PVU
(October 2017 - September 2018)
[16]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona (AZA) 56,340 Allegiant
2 Los Angeles, California (LAX) 14,800 Allegiant
3 Oakland, California (OAK) 3,720 Allegiant
4 San Diego, California (SAN) 3,640 Allegiant

Annual traffic

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned) at PVU, 2012 through April 2017 [17]
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. ^ https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/city-council-hears-update-on-provo-airport/article_a331052f-ab55-545e-a381-2a87a1cd7fc1.html
  3. ^ https://www.allegiantair.com/interactive-routemap
  4. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for PVU ( Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-02-14
  5. ^ Davidson, Lee (25 September 2015). "Provo now Utah's No. 2 airport, passing St. George and Wendover". Salt Lake Tribune.
  6. ^ "SkyWest 35 Years".
  7. ^ Finley, Jeff (14 September 2012). "Frontier Airlines to suspend Provo airport flights".
  8. ^ "New Provo-to-Phoenix flights ease sting of lost route".
  9. ^ "Press Release - Investor Relations - Allegiant Air". ir.allegiantair.com.
  10. ^ "Allegiant Air plans a third route from Provo airport".
  11. ^ "Allegiant Air breaks into Newark as it adds 3 cities to route map".
  12. ^ https://www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/provo-expansion
  13. ^ "Provo Airport gets TSA's advanced imaging". Daily Herald. Daily Herald (Utah). Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  14. ^ https://www.ksl.com/article/46511816/provo-airport-now-fully-funded-could-break-ground-this-year
  15. ^ https://www.allegiantair.com/new-routes
  16. ^ "Provo, Utah". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Oct 2016.
  17. ^ "OST_R - BTS - Transtats". www.transtats.bts.gov.

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