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Prescott Municipal Airport

This article is about the airport in Prescott, Arizona. For the airport in Dallas, Texas, see Dallas Love Field.
Prescott Municipal Airport
Ernest A. Love Field
IATA: PRCICAO: KPRCFAA LID: PRC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Prescott
Serves Prescott, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 5,045 ft / 1,538 m
Coordinates 34°39′16″N 112°25′11″W / 34.65444°N 112.41972°W / 34.65444; -112.41972Coordinates: 34°39′16″N 112°25′11″W / 34.65444°N 112.41972°W / 34.65444; -112.41972

Map
PRC
PRC
Location of airport in Arizona
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3R/21L 7,616 2,321 Asphalt
3L/21R 4,848 1,478 Asphalt
12/30 4,408 1,344 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 244,234
Based aircraft 239
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Prescott Municipal Airport, Ernest A. Love FieldGuidance Aviation and North-Aire.

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).[3] As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 5,816 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 11,668 enplanements in 2009, and 7,836 in 2010.[5]

The City of Prescott announced that passenger totals for 2009 were 11,690. Having reached over 10,000 boardings per year this will allow for the airport to get a million dollar grant each year for the next five years for airport improvement projects. This also prompted Great Lakes Airlines to add a second daily weekday flight to Denver.

Namesake

The airport is named to honor Ernest A. Love (1895–1918), First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Service. Love was born in New Mexico and raised in Prescott. He was a graduate of Prescott High School, and studied mechanical engineering at Stanford. He served in World War I and was shot down near Verdun, France on 16 September 1918, and died of his wounds as a prisoner of war a few days later. Lieutenant Love is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[6]

Facilities and aircraft

Ernest A. Love Field covers an area of 760 acres (308 ha) at an elevation of 5,045 feet (1,538 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 3R/21L is 7,619 by 150 feet (2,321 x 46 m); 3L/21R is 4,848 by 60 feet (1,478 x 18 m); 12/30 is 4,408 by 75 feet (1,344 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, the airport had 244,234 aircraft operations, an average of 669 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi, <1% scheduled commercial, and <1% military. At that time there were 239 aircraft based at this airport: 87% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 1% jet, 1% helicopter, and <1% glider.[1]

Airlines and destinations

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Great Lakes Airlines Denver, Farmington, Los Angeles, Kingman Airport, Page Municipal Airport

Statistics

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Top domestic destinations (April 2012 – March 2013)[7]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 4,000
2 Denver, CO Denver International Airport (DEN) 1,000

References

Other sources

  • Essential Air Service documents (U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2005-3-16: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide essential air service at Kingman, Prescott, Page, and Show Low for a new two-year period, at a combined first-year subsidy of $3,840,959, and a combined second-year subsidy of $3,854,958.
    • Order 2007-6-10: selecting Mesa Air Group, Inc. d/b/a Air Midwest to provide subsidized essential air service at Kingman and Prescott, Arizona, for two years, beginning when the carrier full service. Service will consist of three round trips a day (18 per week) with 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft over a Kingman Prescott Phoenix or Prescott Kingman Las Vegas routing, at a total annual subsidy of $1,798,489 for both communities.
    • Order 2008-6-11: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide essential air service at Kingman and Prescott, Arizona, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service at both communities at a combined annual subsidy of $2,898,490.
    • Order 2011-3-4: re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide essential air service at Kingman, Page, Prescott, and Show Low, Arizona for the two-year period from May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2013, for a combined annual subsidy of $5,596,114.

External links

  • Prescott Municipal Airport at City of Prescott web site
  • FlyPrescott.com
  • Arizona DOT airport directory
  • The National Map
  • PDF), effective May 29, 2014
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for PRC, effective May 29, 2014
  • Resources for this airport:
    • AirNav airport information for KPRC
    • ASN accident history for PRC
    • FlightAware live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS latest weather observations
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for KPRC
    • FAA current PRC delay information


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