Watertown International Airport

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Watertown International Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCounty of Jefferson
Serves Watertown, New York
Location Hounsfield, New York
Elevation  AMSL 328 ft / 100 m
Coordinates 43°59′31″N076°01′14″W / 43.99194°N 76.02056°W / 43.99194; -76.02056 Coordinates: 43°59′31″N076°01′14″W / 43.99194°N 76.02056°W / 43.99194; -76.02056
Website watertownairport.com
Map
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ART
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ART
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
10/287,0012,134Asphalt
7/254,9991,524Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2017)49,786
Based aircraft (2018)35
Total Passengers Served (12 months ending Aug 2018)48,000
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Sign at the entrance to the airport

Watertown International Airport( IATA : ART [2] , ICAO : KART, FAA LID : ART) is in Jefferson County, New York, [1] six miles 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.

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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]

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Facilities

The airport covers 1,060 acres (430 ha) at an elevation of 330 feet (100 m). It has two asphalt runways: 10/28 is 7,001 by 150 feet (2,134 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 4,999 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m). [1] Runway 10/28 was extended from 5,000 feet length to 5,999 feet as an interim extension and was lengthened again to 7,001 feet 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]

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Airport development

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]

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Airline and destination

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
American Eagle Philadelphia [9]


Statistics

Carrier shares: (Sep 2017 Aug 2018) [10]
Carrier  Passengers (arriving and departing)
Piedmont
37,930(78.86%)
Air Wisconsin
10,170(21.14%)
Busiest domestic routes from ART (Sep 2017 Aug 2018) [10]
RankCityPassengers
20182017
1 Philadelphia, PA 24,10020,100
Passenger boardings (enplanements) by year, as per the FAA [11] [12]
YearEnplanementsChange
2005 [13] 4,612Increase2.svg24%
2006 [14] 3,672Decrease2.svg20%
2007 [15] 7,471Increase2.svg103%
2008 [16] 524Decrease2.svg93%
2009 [17] 2,145Increase2.svg309%
2010 [3] 2,203Increase2.svg3
2011 [4] 4,449Increase2.svg102%
2012 [5] 16,988Increase2.svg282%
2013 [18] 18,818Increase2.svg11%
2014 [19] 19,307Increase2.svg3%
2015 [20] 18,650Decrease2.svg3%
2016 [20] 17,302Decrease2.svg7%
201722,785Increase2.svg32%

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