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Hector International Airport

Hector International Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerMunicipal Airport Authority of the City of Fargo
OperatorMunicipal Airport Authority
ServesFargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota (Fargo-Moorhead)
LocationFargo, North Dakota
Elevation AMSL901 ft / 275 m
Coordinates46°55?14?N 096°48?56?W / 46.92056°N 96.81556°W / 46.92056; -96.81556
Websitewww.FargoAirport.com
Map
FAR is located in North Dakota
FAR
FAR
Location of airport in North Dakota / United States
FAR is located in the United States
FAR
FAR
FAR (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 9,001 2,744 Concrete
9/27 6,302 1,921 Concrete
13/31 3,801 1,159 Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Total passengers930,409
Aircraft operations82,501
Source: Hector International Airport[1]

Hector International Airport (IATA: FAR, ICAO: KFAR, FAA LID: FAR) is a civil-military public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of Fargo, in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. The busiest airport in North Dakota, it is owned by the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.[2]Fargo Air National Guard Base is located adjacent to the airport.

The airport was named after Martin Hector, who first leased, and then donated the original 50 acres of land to the city.[3] Customs service is available for arrivals from Canada and other countries. Hector International has no scheduled passenger airline flights out of the country but has its international title (like many other airports) because of this customs service.

The airport is home to Fargo Air National Guard Base and the Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing (119 WG), a unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard that operates MQ-9 Reaper.

The airport was the intended destination for the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson on February 3, 1959. The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Mason City, Iowa, killing the 3 musicians and the pilot.

In 2019, 930,409 passengers passed through Hector International Airport, an 11.4% increase from 843,582 passengers in 2018. The airport saw 82,501 total aircraft operations in 2019, a 2.9% increase from 80,206 operations in 2018.[4]

Facilities and aircraft

Hector International Airport covers 2,500 acres (1,000 ha) and has three runways: 18/36 is 9,001 x 150 ft (2,744 x 46 m), 9/27 is 6,302 x 100 ft (1,921 x 30 m), and 13/31 is 3,801 x 75 ft (1,159 x 46 m).[2] Hector International has the longest public runway in North Dakota and can receive Boeing 747s.

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, the airport had 66,516 aircraft operations, average 182 per day: 63% general aviation, 27% air taxi, 6% air carrier and 4% military. In May 2017, there were 190 aircraft based at the airport: 119 single-engine, 42 multi-engine, 20 jet, 5 helicopter and 4 ultralight.[2]

The current terminal was built in 1986 and designed by Foss Associates with Thompson Consultants.[5]

In 2008 the airport completed the passenger terminal expansion and update that began in October 2006. The $15.5 million project designed by TL Stroh Architects updated the terminal and added a fifth gate, an additional baggage claim and expanded the security checkpoint area. TSA PreCheck was added in 2014.[6]

Planning for a passenger terminal expansion study began in late 2019. The airport plans to add additional boarding gates along with expanded concession areas.[7]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

Destinations map

Cargo

Statistics

Top destinations

Busiest domestic routes from FAR
(April 2019 - March 2020)
[14]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 169,220 Delta
2 Chicago-O'Hare, IL 88,210 American, United
3 Denver, CO 79,030 Frontier, United
4 Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 43,940 Allegiant
5 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 39,140 American
6 Las Vegas, NV 21,450 Allegiant
7 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, AZ 12,050 American, Frontier
8 Orlando-Sanford, FL 10,660 Allegiant
9 Los Angeles, CA 3,030 Allegiant
10 Atlanta, GA 1,960 Delta

Annual traffic

Annual passenger traffic at Fargo Airport
1998-Present
[4]
Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers
1997 406,912 2007 599,168 2017 787,927
1998 384,205 2008 648,137 2018 843,582
1999 445,744 2009 697,810 2019 930,409
2000 465,636 2010 724,941
2001 434,332 2011 699,549
2002 484,068 2012 728,799
2003 508,534 2013 797,125
2004 506,650 2014 894,426
2005 549,209 2015 858,982
2006 609,731 2016 789,182

Commercial Airline Market Share

Airline Market Share (January 2019 - December 2019)[4]
Rank Airline Share
1 Delta Air Lines 37%
2 United Airlines 23%
3 Allegiant Air 17%
4 American Airlines 17%
5 Frontier Airlines 5%

Climate

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See also

References

  1. ^ Hector International Airport, official web site
  2. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for FAR (Form 5010 PDF), effective May 25, 2017
  3. ^ "Hector Field History". Municipal Airport Authority. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006.
  4. ^ a b c "December & Year-End 2019 - Monthly Statistics". Hector International Airport. January 13, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "PA Inquiry Airport Terminals" (PDF). Progressive Architecture. Berkeley: Reinhold. 68 (1-3): 100. March 1987.
  6. ^ "TSA Pre?® expands to Hector International Airport". Transportation Security Administration. November 5, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "October 2019 update from the Municipal Airport Authority". Hector International Airport. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Allegiant Route Map". Allegiant Airlines.
  9. ^ "AA Route Map". American Airlines.
  10. ^ a b "Delta Route Map". Delta Air Lines.
  11. ^ "Frontier Airlines to add 4 new routes from Phoenix". AZ Central.
  12. ^ "Frontier Airlines Launches Non-Stop Flights from Fargo to Denver". Fargo Airport.
  13. ^ "United Airlines Route Maps". United Airlines. Archived from the original on August 8, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "OST_R - BTS - Transtats". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. Retrieved 2016.

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