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Skagit Regional Airport

Skagit Regional Airport (IATA: MVW, ICAO: KBVS, FAA LID: BVS) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) west of the central business district of Burlington and northwest of Mount Vernon, both cities in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The airport is owned by the Port of Skagit County.[1] It is situated in the Bayview Industrial Park.

Skagit Regional Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerPort of Skagit County
LocationBurlington / Mount Vernon, Washington
Elevation AMSL144 ft / 44 m
Coordinates48°28′15″N 122°25′15″W / 48.47083°N 122.42083°W / 48.47083; -122.42083
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 3,000 914 Asphalt
11/29 5,477 1,669 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations61,900
Based aircraft124

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Skagit Regional Airport is assigned BVS by the FAA and MVW by the IATA[2] (which assigned BVS to Breves, Pará, Brazil[3]).

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Skagit Regional Airport covers an area of 1,847 acres (747 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways with pilot activated lights: 11/29 measuring: 5,477 x 100 ft (1,669 x 30 m) and 4/22: 3,000 x 60 ft (914 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending October 31, 2006, the airport had 58,100 aircraft operations, an average of 159 per day: 96% general aviation, 3% air taxi and <1% military. At that time there were 151 aircraft based at this airport: 91% single engine, 2% multi-engine, 7% jet aircraft and 1% ultralights.[1]

In the 1980s, Harbor Airlines operated commercial passenger flights into and out of MVW to Seattle-Tacoma International and to Oak Harbor, WA, using Britten-Norman Islander aircraft.

Cargo CarriersEdit


External linksEdit

Skagit Regional Airport, 2013