Fayetteville Regional Airport

Fayetteville Regional Airport (IATA: FAY, ICAO: KFAY, FAA LID: FAY), also known as Grannis Field, is a public use airport in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. It is owned by the city of Fayetteville and located three nautical miles (6 km) south of its central business district.[1]

Fayetteville Regional Airport

Grannis Field
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Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Fayetteville
OperatorFayetteville Airport Commission
ServesFayetteville metropolitan area and southeastern North Carolina
LocationFayetteville, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL189 ft / 58 m
Coordinates34°59′28″N 078°52′49″W / 34.99111°N 78.88028°W / 34.99111; -78.88028Coordinates: 34°59′28″N 078°52′49″W / 34.99111°N 78.88028°W / 34.99111; -78.88028
FAY is located in North Carolina
Location of airport in North Carolina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 7,709 2,350 Asphalt
10/28 4,801 1,463 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations142,435
Based aircraft55
Sources: FAA,[1] Airport[2]
FAA airport diagram

The airport has two runways and is served by a two-concourse terminal for commercial aviation and one separate terminal for general aviation traffic. The commercial terminal building was designed by Fayetteville architect Mason S. Hicks, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Currently, Fayetteville Regional Airport is served by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection, American Eagle carriers Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines, American Eagle offers direct flights to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Delta and Delta Connection offer direct service to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Fayetteville is served by member airlines of Oneworld, and SkyTeam, two of the three major global airline alliances, providing access to thousands of destinations worldwide via two major hub airports.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 202,597 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 231,002 enplanements in 2009, and 258,986 in 2010.[4] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[5]

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Fayetteville Regional Airport covers an area of 1,343 acres (543 ha) at an elevation of 189 feet (58 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 4/22 is 7,709 by 150 feet (2,350 x 46 m) and 10/28 is 4,801 by 150 feet (1,463 x 46 m).[1]

The terminal features two concourses. There are 3 gates on Concourse A that serve commercial turboprop and charter aircraft, and there are four gates on Concourse B equipped with jetbridges that serve regional jets and full size aircraft. Airline ticket counters and baggage claim are located on the ground level. Security and access to gates is on the second level, accessible by escalator, stairs, and elevator. The USO is located just inside security and is accessible to concourses A and B.

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015, the airport had 142,435 aircraft operations, an average of 390 per day: 38% general aviation, 24% air taxi, 22% scheduled commercial, and 15% military. At that time there were 55 aircraft based at this airport: 62% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, 11% jet, and 2% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit


American Eagle Charlotte
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection Atlanta


Western Global Airlines Liege

Top destinationsEdit

Busiest domestic routes from Fayetteville (NC)
(February 2016 – January 2017)
Rank City Passengers
1 Atlanta, Georgia 105,000
2 Charlotte, North Carolina 97,000
3 Washington–Dulles, D.C. 22,000

Previous serviceEdit

Fayetteville Regional Airport was served in the past by Piedmont Airlines, which merged with Allegheny Airlines and Pacific Southwest Airlines to form US Airways and US Airways Express; Atlantic Southeast Airlines, now a part of Delta Connection; and American Eagle, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation and commuter carrier for American Airlines.

American Eagle provided nonstop service to Raleigh–Durham International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

US Airways Express provided nonstop service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Washington–National and offered seasonal service to Philadelphia International Airport.

Fayetteville Regional Airport was also briefly served by Allegiant Air with nonstop service to Orlando Sanford International Airport.

On March 7, 2019, United Airlines announced that they would stop serving Fayetteville Regional Airport under the United Express brand due to the route being "no longer sustainable".[7] The route was operated by Air Wisconsin using CRJ-200 aircraft to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Previous service and destinations
The following airlines offered scheduled passenger service:

Piedmont Airlines Charlotte
US Airways Express by Piedmont Airlines Charlotte
US Airways Express by PSA Airlines Charlotte
US Airways Express by Mesa Airlines Charlotte
US Airways Express by Air Wisconsin Charlotte
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Atlanta
American Eagle Raleigh/Durham
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
Allegiant Air Orlando/Sanford
United Express by Air Wisconsin Washington DC/Dulles, Virginia

Future expansionEdit

During 2014, the Fayetteville Airport Commission, airport management, and the Fayetteville City Council began exploring options for expansion of the terminal at the airport. This expansion will involve the removal of the original Concourse A, which is an older-style ground level concourse that was part of the original design. It will be replaced with an elevated concourse that matches the current Concourse B. This will create a new total of 8 gates, all of which will be fitted with jet-bridges, and two of which will be fitted with adjustable-height jet bridges capable of accommodating larger jet aircraft, as well as expanded seating areas and new restrooms and dining facilities. The expansion will also provide expanded facilities for the Transportation Security Administration to allow for multiple security lanes, replacing the current single security line format. Additional airline counter space would be created by relocating TSA baggage operations from the main ticketing lobby to the rear service area. These terminal renovations and expansions will make it possible for Fayetteville to be served by additional air carriers in the future, with a goal of adding hub connections and destinations to make travel easier for passengers from the Fayetteville metro area.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FAY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Fayetteville Regional Airport, official site
  3. ^ "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)
  4. ^ "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)
  5. ^ "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 September 27, 2012. External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. January 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ Henderson, John. "United to stop Fayetteville to Washington D.C. flights". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 2019-04-13.

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