Brookings Regional Airport

Brookings Regional Airport

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Brookings Regional Airport , formerly known as Brookings Municipal Airport, is a city-owned public-use airport located in the city of Brookings, in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. As of 2007, it is no longer served by a commercial airline. The Airport Manager is Philip Tiedeman.

Airlines and destinations

Daily passenger service to Brookings ended in 2007 after federal funding for the Essential Air Service program ceased.

Facilities and aircraft

Brookings Regional Airport covers an area of 576 acres (233 ha) at an elevation of 1,648 feet (502 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 is 5,231 by 100 feet (1,594 x 30 m) and 17/35 is 3,599 by 60 feet (1,097 x 18 m).

For the 12-month period ending October 31, 2009, the airport had 34,915 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per day: 92% general aviation, 7% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 45 aircraft based at this airport: 78% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% glider and 4% ultralight.

The City is in the final engineering phases for a $19 million reconstruction project, including realigning and lengthening the runways. Work is scheduled to begin within a couple of years.

References

  • Essential Air Service documents () from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • : selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., (Great Lakes), to provide subsidized essential air......
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