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Columbus Metropolitan Airport

Columbus Airport[1] (IATA: CSG, ICAO: KCSG, FAA LID: CSG) (formerly Columbus Metropolitan Airport) is four miles northeast of Columbus, in Muscogee County, Georgia.[2] Serving Georgia's third largest city, it is Georgia's fourth busiest airport.

Columbus Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerColumbus Airport Commission
ServesColumbus, Georgia
Elevation AMSL397 ft / 121 m
Coordinates32°30′59″N 084°56′20″W / 32.51639°N 84.93889°W / 32.51639; -84.93889Coordinates: 32°30′59″N 084°56′20″W / 32.51639°N 84.93889°W / 32.51639; -84.93889
Websitewww.FlyColumbusGA.com
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CSG is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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CSG is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,997 2,133 Asphalt
13/31 3,997 1,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations23,658
Based aircraft133
Sources: Airport,[1] FAA,[2] Georgia DOT[3]

FAA records say the airport had 51,288 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 48,526 in 2009 and 63,726 in 2010.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[6]

Eastern Airlines flights began about 1944, Delta arrived in 1947 and Southern in 1949; Eastern and Southern pulled out in 1979 and Delta's last mainline flights were in 1995-96.

In 1968 Southern was allowed to start nonstop DC-9s Columbus to Washington Dulles, three a day, all continuing to La Guardia. The flights continued (two to four a day) until 1979.

FacilitiesEdit

The airport covers 680 acres (275 ha) at an elevation of 397 feet (121 m). It has two asphalt runways: 6/24 is 6,997 by 150 feet (2,133 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 3,997 by 150 feet (1,218 x 46 m).[2]

In 2011 the airport had 23,658 aircraft operations, average 64 per day: 80% general aviation, 16% air taxi, 2% airline, and 2% military. 133 aircraft were then based at the airport: 79% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 6% jet, and 1% helicopter.[2]

Airline and destinationEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Delta Connection Atlanta

Destination statisticsEdit

Busiest domestic routes from CSG
(October 2016 – September 2017)
[7]
Rank City Passengers
1 Atlanta, Georgia 43,630

IncidentsEdit

  • On August 17, 1984, a Mooney M20, flying from Tennessee to Florida, stopped in Columbus to refuel and crashed shortly after takeoff. There were 4 fatalities.[8]
  • On July 19, 2009, at around 6:15 PM, a Rutan VariEze, containing 1 man, crashed shortly after take off. There was 1 fatality.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Columbus Airport (official website)". Columbus Airport Commission. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CSG – Columbus Metropolitan (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "CSG – Columbus Metropolitan". Georgia Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. January 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "CSG crash info". Ledger-Enquirer.com. July 20, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Plane Crash at Columbus Airport". WTVM.com. July 19, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2010.

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