Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport


Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport
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IATA = RKS
ICAO = KRKS
FAA = RKS
type = Public
owner =
operator = City of Rock Springs
city-served =
location = Rock Springs, Wyoming
elevation-f = 6,760
elevation-m = 2,060.4
coordinates = Coord|41|35|39|N|109|03|55|W|type:airport_region:US|display=inline,title
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r1-number = 9/27
r1-length-f = 10,000
r1-length-m = 3,048
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 3/21
r2-length-f = 5,223
r2-length-m = 1,592
r2-surface = Asphalt
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Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport Airport codes|RKS|KRKS|RKS is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Rock Springs, a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA. The airport covers convert|1242|acre|ha|0|lk=on and has two runways, 9/27 and 3/21. It is mainly used for general aviation, but is also served by two commercial airlines.

Service was subsidized by the Essential Air Service program, but Great Lakes Airlines has chosen to continue operating flights to Denver without the subsidy effective October 1, 2006. [cite web | url = http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=413622&docketid=2959 | title = Great Lakes to continue service on subsidy-free basis beginning October 1, 2006 | publisher = U.S. Department of Transportation | date = 2006-09-11 ]

Airlines and Destinations

* Delta Air Lines
** Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines (Salt Lake City)
* Great Lakes Airlines (Denver)
* United Airlines
** United Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Denver)

References

* [http://www.rockspringsairport.com/ Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport] (official web site)
*FAA-airport|ID=RKS|use=PU|own=PU|site=27878.*A

Notes

External links

*Essential Air Service documents ( [http://dms.dot.gov/search/searchResultsSimple.cfm?searchType=docket&sortBy=desc&numberValue=2959 Docket Number 2959] ) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
** [http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=413622&docketid=2959 Order 2006-9-9: Great Lakes to continue service on subsidy-free basis beginning Oct. 1, 2006]
** [http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=287939&docketid=2959 Order 2004-7-16: Selects Great Lakes Aviation to provide essential air service at Rock Springs]
** [http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=268788&docketid=2959 Order 2004-2-9: Request for proposals to provide essential air service]
** [http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=179167&docketid=2959 Order 2002-7-20: Extends the interim subsidy rates of Great Lakes Aviation]
** [http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=79644&docketid=2959 Order 2000-5-14: Reselects Great Lakes Aviation to provide essential air service at Rock Springs]


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