Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport

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Waterville Robert Lafleur Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Waterville
LocationWaterville, Maine
Elevation  AMSL 333 ft / 101.5 m
Coordinates 44°32′0″N69°40′32″W / 44.53333°N 69.67556°W / 44.53333; -69.67556 Coordinates: 44°32′0″N69°40′32″W / 44.53333°N 69.67556°W / 44.53333; -69.67556
Website http://www.waterville-me.gov/airport/
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
5/235,5001,676 Asphalt
14/322,301701Asphalt

Waterville Robert Lafleur Airport( IATA : WVL, ICAO : KWVL, FAA LID : WVL) is a general aviation airport located two miles (3 km) southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Waterville, a city in Kennebec County, Maine, USA. The airport covers 350 acres (142 ha) and has two runways. [1]

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It is currently not served by any passenger airline service, though FedEx Feeder (operated by Wiggins Airways) does serve the airport daily. Scheduled passenger service was once available on Air New England and Northeast Express Regional Airlines. KWVL has 2 open runways RW 14/32 and RW 5/23.

Wiggins Airways

Wiggins Airways is an American fixed-base operator, cargo airline, and charter airline based at Manchester, New Hampshire and operating from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Northeast Express Regional Airlines was a regional airline based in Manchester, New Hampshire. The airline was originally known as Valley Airlines started by Maine businessman Roland Martin it capitalized on the US government essential air service by flying intrastate Maine to small communities that otherwise would not have access to airline services. Then the airline was bought by Allen Caruso of Bar Harbor Airlines fame. They rebranded and became Northeast Express Regional Airlines and became a Northwest Airlines codeshare affiliate dba Northwest Airlink. The airline declared bankruptcy and was liquidated, along with its sister company Precision Airlines, in 1995.

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References

  1. "AirNav: KWVL - Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport". www.airnav.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.