Jackson Hole Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Jackson Hole Airport



IATA = JAC
ICAO = KJAC
FAA = JAC
type = Public
owner = Jackson Hole Airport Board
operator =
city-served = Jackson, Wyoming
location =
elevation-f = 6,451
elevation-m = 1,966
website = [http://www.jacksonholeairport.com/ www.JacksonHoleAirport.com]
r1-number = 1/19
r1-length-f = 6,300
r1-length-m = 1,920
r1-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Aircraft operations
stat1-data = 33,259
stat2-header = Based aircraft
stat2-data = 52
footnotes = Sources: airport web site [http://www.jacksonholeairport.com/ Jackson Hole Airport] , official web site] and FAAFAA-airport|ID=JAC|use=PU|own=PU|site=27813.*A, effective 2007-12-20]

Jackson Hole Airport airport codes|JAC|KJAC|JAC is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) north of the central business district of Jackson, a town in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. It is owned by the Jackson Hole Airport Board.

It is the only airport in the United States located inside a national park, in this case Grand Teton. A large fraction of air travellers headed to Grand Teton or nearby Yellowstone National Park and western Wyoming go through the airport. The airport has an unusual terminal building resembling a pioneer log cabin; this aesthetic design blends with the surrounding environment and serves to attract visitors.

History

The airport was created in the 1930s as the best place to put an airport in Teton County. The airport was declared a national monument in 1943, and merged with Grand Teton National Park in 1950. In 1959 the runway was extended to its current length to better accommodate larger planes, especially the DC-3. In the 1960s and 1970s, the possibility of extending the runway to convert|8000|ft|m to accommodate jet aircraft was considered. Strong opposition from the National Park Service over noise and other environmental effects prevented such an extension. However, development of better jet engines in the late 1970s made it possible to land jets on the existing runway. Being inside a national park and the Jackson Hole area, the region is very noise sensitive and the airport currently allows only stage III jet aircraft which have newer, quieter engines. The airport is a popular mating ground to the rare Sage Grouse. [ [http://www.jacksonholeairport.com/admin_history.htm Jackson Hole Airport: History] ]

Facilities and aircraft

Jackson Hole Airport covers an area of 533 acres (216 ha) which contains one runway designated 1/19 with a 6,300 x 150 ft (1,920 x 46 m) asphalt pavement. For the 12-month period ending July 7, 2007, the airport had 33,259 aircraft operations, an average of 91 per day: 50% general aviation, 27% air taxi, 23% scheduled commercial and <1% military. There are 52 aircraft based at this airport: 69% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 21% jet and 4% glider.

Airlines and destinations

* American Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare [seasonal] , Dallas/Fort Worth [seasonal] )
* Delta Air Lines (Atlanta [seasonal] , Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky [seasonal] , Salt Lake City)
** Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines (Salt Lake City)
*Frontier Airlines (Denver)
**Frontier Airlines operated by Lynx Aviation (Denver)
*Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) [seasonal]
* United Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare [seasonal] , Denver, Los Angeles [seasonal] )
** United Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Denver)

Other services

*Jackson Hole Aviation private aviation services
*New Flight Charters private jet and aircraft charters
*Flight Services of Jackson Hole aircraft rentals and flight instruction
*Hertz Rent A Car for Jackson Hole
*Dollar-Thrifty Automotive Group for Jackson Hole

Images

References

External links

*FAA-diagram|00504
*US-airport-ga|JAC


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