Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (IATA: FLG, ICAO: KFLG, FAA LID: FLG) is 5 miles (4.3 nmi; 8.0 km) south of Flagstaff, in Coconino County, Arizona.[1] The airport is serviced by American Airlines (SkyWest as American Eagle) and United Airlines (Trans States Airlines as United Express), and is also used for general aviation. Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 51,765 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 66,627 in 2009 and 62,109 in 2010.[3] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a "primary commercial service" airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[4]

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
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Main terminal
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Flagstaff
ServesFlagstaff, Arizona
Elevation AMSL7,014 ft / 2,138 m
Coordinates35°08′25″N 111°40′09″W / 35.14028°N 111.66917°W / 35.14028; -111.66917Coordinates: 35°08′25″N 111°40′09″W / 35.14028°N 111.66917°W / 35.14028; -111.66917
WebsiteFlagstaff.AZ.gov/...
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FLG is located in Arizona
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FLG is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 8,800 2,682 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations43,527
Based aircraft115

FacilitiesEdit

The airport covers 763 acres (309 ha) at an elevation of 7,014 ft (2,138 m). Its one runway, 3/21, is 8,800 ft × 150 ft (2,682 m × 46 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 43,527 aircraft operations, an average of 119 per day: 67% general aviation, 25% air taxi, 2% military, and 5% airline. 115 aircraft were then based at the airport: 88% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter, and 2% ultralight.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
United Express Denver

Top domestic destinationsEdit

Top domestic destinations from FLG
(April 2018 – March 2019)
[5]
Rank Airport Passengers Airline
1 Phoenix, Arizona 68,090 American Eagle
2 Los Angeles, California 640 American Eagle
3 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 460 American Eagle
4 Denver, Colorado 50 United Express

Historic airline operationsEdit

Historically, Flagstaff was served in the late 1940's by Arizona Airways which merged into Frontier Airlines in 1950. Douglas DC-3, Convair 340, and Convair 580 turboprops were used on flights to Phoenix as well as direct, no change of plane service to Denver via Gallup, NM, Farmington, NM and Durango, CO. Occasionally direct flights were also operated to Albuquerque via Winslow, AZ and Gallup, NM. Frontier's service ended in 1979.

Several commuter airlines served Flagstaff in the 1970's and early 1980's with flights primarily to Phoenix. These included Cochise Airlines, Desert Air Service, Desert Pacific Airlines, SunWest Airlines, and SkyWest Airlines. These airlines operated commuter turboprop aircraft including Fairchild Swearingen Metroliners, Beechcraft C99s, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters, Cessna 402s, and Piper Navajos. Cochise Airlines served Flagstaff from 1973 through 1979 with flights to Phoenix. SunWest Airlines provided service from 1982 through 1985 with flights to Phoenix and to Albuquerque with a stop in Gallup, NM. SkyWest Airlines started service in the late 1970's operating independently at first then in 1985 began operating as Western Express on behalf of Western Airlines. In 1987 Western merged into Delta Air Lines which in turn changed the code-share service to Delta Connection. The carrier continued flying between Flagstaff and Phoenix as well as a flight to Las Vegas with stops in Page, AZ and St. George, UT using the Swearingen Metroliner until 1994. American Eagle, operated by Wings West Airlines, served Flagstaff on behalf of American Airlines from 1986 through 1987 also using Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner turboprops to Phoenix.

America West Airlines began service in 1987 using de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 turboprops flying to the carriers hubs' in Phoenix and Las Vegas (one-stop via the Grand Canyon). America West Boeing 737-200 jetliners appeared occasionally at the airport as a back up for their Dash 8 service. America West then turned this operation over to Mesa Airlines in 1992 which flew Beechcraft 1900D and occasionally Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprops as America West Express between Flagstaff and Phoenix. In 1996 up to 16 daily flights were operated to Phoenix, one every hour. Flights were upgraded back to Dash 8's in 1998 and America West merged with US Airways in 2007 which in turn continued to serve Flagstaff as US Airways Express with flights to Phoenix. In 2012 all flights were upgraded to 50-seat Canadair CRJ-200 regional jets which marks the first time that all flights serving Flagstaff have been operated with jet aircraft. US Airways was subsequently merged into American Airlines in 2015 which then saw a return of American Eagle service. The Phoenix flights were upgraded once again in 2017 to 70-seat Canadair CRJ-700's operated by SkyWest Airlines. During the summer of 2018, a single flight was operated to Los Angeles on Saturday only using the SkyWest CRJ-700.

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group (which also operates Alaska Airlines), operated Bombardier Q400 flights to Los Angeles, some stopping in Prescott, AZ, from 2008 through 2010. The 76-seat Q400 is the largest and fastest member of the DHC-8 Dash 8 family of aircraft.

Current Air ServiceEdit

SkyWest Airlines operating as American Eagle continues to operate scheduled passenger flights serving the airport with Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets to the American Airlines hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and added new flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in 2019. Occasionally some Phoenix flights are operated by Mesa Airlines using the 76-seat Canadair CRJ-900 regional jet.

Trans States Airlines operating as United Express via a code sharing agreement with United Airlines began flights on March 31, 2019 from Flagstaff to the United Airlines hub at Denver International Airport. Twice daily round-trip flights are flown on Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for FLG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "RITA BTS Transtats - FLG". transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ Past issues of the Official Airline Guide

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