Watertown International Airport

Watertown International Airport (IATA: ART[2], ICAO: KART, FAA LID: ART) is in the Town of Hounsfield in Jefferson County, New York, United States,[1] 6 mi (5.2 nmi; 9.7 km) west of Watertown. The airport is used for general aviation, but has scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. The airport has no scheduled international passenger flights, but is available as an international port of entry for private aircraft on two hours advance notice from pilots.

Watertown International Airport
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Watertown (New York) International Airport August 2018.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of Jefferson
ServesWatertown, New York
LocationHounsfield, New York
Elevation AMSL328 ft / 100 m
Coordinates43°59′31″N 076°01′14″W / 43.99194°N 76.02056°W / 43.99194; -76.02056Coordinates: 43°59′31″N 076°01′14″W / 43.99194°N 76.02056°W / 43.99194; -76.02056
Websitewatertownairport.com
Map
ART is located in New York
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ART is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 7,001 2,134 Asphalt
7/25 4,999 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2017)49,786
Based aircraft (2018)35
Total passengers served (12 months ending Aug 2018)48,000
Sign at the entrance to the airport

The Federal Aviation Administration says this airport had 2,203 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2010,[3] 4,449 in 2011,[4] and 16,988 in 2012.[5] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023 categorized it as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[6]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport covers 1,060 acres (430 ha) at an elevation of 330 feet (100 m).

It has two asphalt runways:

  • Runway 10/28 is 7,001 ft × 150 ft (2,134 m × 46 m)[1]
  • Runway 7/25 is 4,999 ft × 150 ft (1,524 m × 46 m)[1]

Runway 10/28 was extended from 5,000 ft (1,500 m) length to 5,999 ft (1,828 m) as an interim extension and was lengthened again to 7,001 ft (2.134 km) opening to that length in July 2016. The airport has an instrument landing system and a medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights on the shorter runway 7.[1]

In 2017 the airport had 49,786 aircraft operations, average 136 per day: 66% general aviation, 29% military, 3% airline, and 2% air taxi. In November 2018, 35 aircraft were based at this airport: 24 single-engine, 8 multi-engine, 1 jet, and 2 helicopter.[1]

Airport developmentEdit

Watertown International Airport's first scheduled jet service is operated by American Eagle Airlines, which flies 44 passenger Embraer ERJ 140 regional jets. Service was initially planned to begin in June 2011, however an environmental impact assessment had to first be completed to ensure that neither residents of nearby Dexter nor wildlife would be adversely impacted by the new service. Additionally, renovation work of baggage systems and passenger waiting areas was necessary to accommodate the new service, which cost nearly one million dollars.[7] Service began November 17, 2011.[8]

Airline and destinationEdit

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
American Eagle Philadelphia [9]

StatisticsEdit

Carrier shares (August 2019 – July 2020)[10]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Piedmont
34,750(100.00%)
Busiest domestic routes from ART (August 2019 – July 2020)[10]
Rank City Passengers
2020 2020
1 Philadelphia, PA 17,040 20,100
Passenger boardings (enplanements) by year, as per the FAA[11][12]
Year Enplanements Change
2005[13] 4,612  024%0
2006[14] 3,672  020%0
2007[15] 7,471  0103%0
2008[16] 524  093%0
2009[17] 2,145  0309%0
2010[3] 2,203  030
2011[4] 4,449  0102%0
2012[5] 16,988  0282%0
2013[18] 18,818  011%0
2014[19] 19,307  03%0
2015[20] 18,650  03%0
2016[20] 17,302  07%0
2017 22,785  032%0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Form 5010 for ART PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (ART: Watertown)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "2010 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "2011 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF). CY 2011 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "2012 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF). CY 2012 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. October 31, 2013.
  6. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Watertown airport renovations under review". YNN.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "American Eagle to begin Watertown service". Watertown Daily Times. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  9. ^ "American Airlines Flight schedule". Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Watertown, NY: Watertown International (ART)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. August 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports – Airports 2017". www.faa.gov. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports - Previous Years – Airports Previous Years". www.faa.gov. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "2005 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 200 KB). CY 2005 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. Fall 2006.
  14. ^ "2006 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 250 KB). CY 2006 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. Fall 2007.
  15. ^ "2007 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 187 KB). CY 2007 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. September 26, 2008.
  16. ^ "2008 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports with Enplanements (by State)" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  17. ^ "2009 Primary, Non-primary Commercial Service, and General Aviation Airports (by State)" (PDF, 891 KB). CY 2009 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. November 23, 2010.
  18. ^ "Calendar Year 2014 Passenger Boardings at Commercial Service Airports" (PDF). September 22, 2015.
  19. ^ "Calendar Year 2014 Passenger Boardings at Commercial Service Airports" (PDF). September 22, 2015.
  20. ^ a b "Calendar Year 2016 Preliminary Revenue Enplanements at Commercial Service Airports" (PDF). June 30, 2017.

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