Havre City-County Airport
|Havre City-County Airport|
|IATA: HVR – ICAO: KHVR – FAA LID: HVR|
|Owner||City of Havre & Hill County|
|Elevation AMSL||2,591 ft / 790 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Havre City-County Airport (IATA: HVR, ICAO: KHVR, FAA LID: HVR) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Havre, a city in Hill County, Montana, United States. It is owned by the City of Havre and Hill County. The airport is served by one commercial airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 180 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 744 enplanements in 2009, and 961 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).
Scheduled air service temporarily ceased on March 8, 2008, when Big Sky Airlines ended operations in bankruptcy. Great Lakes Airlines was given USDOT approval to take over Essential Air Service (EAS) and flights began in 2009. Service is currently provided under EAS contract by Silver Airways (formerly Gulfstream International Airlines).
Facilities and aircraft
Havre City-County Airport covers an area of 720 acres (291 ha) at an elevation of 2,591 feet (790 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 8/26 is 5,205 by 100 feet (1,586 x 30 m) and 3/21 is 3,699 by 60 feet.
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 7,994 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 85% general aviation, 14% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 20 aircraft based at this airport: 95% single-engine and 5% multi-engine.
Airline and destinations
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Silver Airways||Lewistown (non-stop), Billings (via Lewiston) |
- FAA Airport Master Record for HVR ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Great Lakes prepares for Montana routes". Sidney Herald (Montana). December 30, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
- "Time table for Havre (HVR)". Silver Airways (formerly Gulfstream International Airlines). Retrieved June 3, 2012.
- "Montana route map". Silver Airways (formerly Gulfstream International Airlines). Retrieved June 3, 2012.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2605) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-12-20: selecting Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, to continue providing essential air service at seven Montana communities (Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney, and Wolf Point) for a new two-year period beginning March 1, 2006, at a subsidy of $6,838,934 annually.
- Order 2007-11-21: selecting Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, to continue providing essential air service at seven Montana communities for a new two-year period beginning March 1, 2008, at a subsidy of $8,473,617 annually.
- Order 2007-12-22: allowing Big Sky Transportation Co., d/b/a Big Sky Airlines, to suspend its subsidized essential air services at seven Montana communities on the date that Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., begins replacement service, and selecting Great Lakes to provide those services at subsidy rates totaling $8,201,992.
- Order 2011-1-27: selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) with 19-passenger Beechcraft B-1900D aircraft at Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney, and Wolf Point, Montana, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full EAS at all seven communities through the end of the 24th month thereafter, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $10,903,854.
- FAA Terminal Procedures for HVR, effective May 2, 2013
- Resources for this airport:
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