Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

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Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
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Main terminal
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Flagstaff
Serves Flagstaff, Arizona
Elevation  AMSL 7,014 ft / 2,138 m
Coordinates 35°08′25″N111°40′09″W / 35.14028°N 111.66917°W / 35.14028; -111.66917 Coordinates: 35°08′25″N111°40′09″W / 35.14028°N 111.66917°W / 35.14028; -111.66917
Website Flagstaff.AZ.gov/...
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Direction LengthSurface
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations43,527
Based aircraft115

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport( IATA : FLG, ICAO : KFLG, FAA LID : FLG) is 5 mile s (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]

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code four-letter code designating many airports around the world

The ICAOairport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

Federal Aviation Administration United States Government agency dedicated to civil aviation matters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.



The airport covers 763 acre s (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]

Acre unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Hectare metric unit of area

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

Elevation Height of a geographic location above a fixed reference point

The elevation of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface . The term elevation is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface.

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]

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

General Aviation (GA) represents the 'private transport' and recreational flying component of aviation.

Air taxi on-demand commercial air transportation, particularly of smaller quantities of passenger or cargo by aeroplane or helicopter

An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft which makes short flights on demand.

Helicopter Type of rotor craft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of VTOL aircraft cannot perform.

Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John McCain's Boeing 737 campaign aircraft visited Flagstaff prior to the 2008 election.

John McCain American politician

John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

Boeing 737 Single aisle airliner family by Boeing

The Boeing 737 is an American short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of thirteen passenger models with capacities from 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing's only narrow-body airliner in production, with the 737 Next Generation and the re-engined and updated 737 MAX variants.

Airlines and destinations


American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Seasonal: Los Angeles
United Express Denver

Top domestic destinations

Top domestic destinations from FLG
(January – December 2018)
1 Phoenix, Arizona 65,760American Eagle
2 Los Angeles, California 640American Eagle
3 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 460American Eagle

Historic airline operations

Historically, Flagstaff was served by the Frontier Airlines until 1979 with Convair 580 turboprops to Phoenix as well as direct, no change of plane CV-580 service to Denver via Gallup, NM, Farmington, NM and Durango, CO.

Denver State capital and consolidated city-county in Colorado

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is named after James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory, and it is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

More recently, Horizon Air, a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group (which also operates Alaska Airlines), operated Bombardier Q400 flights to Los Angeles before ceasing all service into Flagstaff. The 76-seat Q400 is largest and fastest member of the DHC-8 Dash 8 family of aircraft.

Horizon Air regional airline in the western United States

Horizon Air Industries, Inc., operating as Horizon Air, is a regional airline based in SeaTac, Washington, United States. Horizon Air and its sister carrier Alaska Airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group and all Horizon-operated scheduled flights are marketed and sold by Alaska Airlines. Planes operated by Horizon are co-branded as "Alaska Horizon" in recognition of the Horizon brand and to differentiate aircraft from those operated by Alaska's other regional airline partner, SkyWest Airlines.

Alaska Air Group is an airline holding company based in SeaTac, Washington. It owns two certificated airlines operating in the United States: Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. The Alaska Air Group also oversees an aircraft ground handling company, McGee Air Services, which is wholly owned by Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in SeaTac, Washington, within the Seattle metropolitan area of the state of Washington. It is the fifth-largest airline in the United States when measured by fleet size, scheduled passengers carried, and number of destinations served. Alaska, together with its regional partners, operates a large domestic route network, primarily focused on connecting from the state of Alaska to over one hundred destinations in the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Alaska Airlines is not a member of any of the three major airline alliances. However, it has codeshare agreements with 17 airlines, including member airlines of Oneworld, SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and unaffiliated airlines. Regional service is operated by sister airline Horizon Air and independent carrier SkyWest Airlines.

American Eagle served the airport on behalf of American Airlines at one point with Saab 340 turboprops to Phoenix. Several commuter airlines also served Flagstaff in the past with flights primarily to Phoenix. These included Cochise Airlines, Desert Air Service, SkyWest Airlines (operating independently) and SunWest Airlines. These airlines operated commuter turboprop aircraft including Fairchild Swearingen Metroliners, Beechcraft C99s and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters. Piper Navajos were also used. SkyWest Airlines then began operating as the Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines flying the Metroliner between Flagstaff and Phoenix.

America West Airlines de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 turboprops flew to the former America West hub in Phoenix before this airline was merged into US Airways. 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 which flew Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia and Beechcraft 1900 turboprops as America West Express between Flagstaff and Phoenix. America West then merged with US Airways which in turn continued to serve Flagstaff via US Airways Express with flights to Phoenix. US Airways was subsequently merged into American Airlines.

SkyWest Airlines operating as American Eagle via a code sharing agreement with American Airlines currently operates scheduled passenger flights serving the airport with Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets to the American Airlines hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This regional jet service marks the first time that all flights serving Flagstaff have been operated with jet aircraft.

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.

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