Barnstable Municipal Airport

Barnstable Municipal Airport
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Boardman/Polando Field
Airport type Public
Owner Town of Barnstable
Location Hyannis, Massachusetts
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 55 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 41°40′10″N 070°16′49″W / 41.66944°N 70.28028°W / 41.66944; -70.28028
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 5,425 1,654 Asphalt/grooved
15/33 5,252 1,601 Asphalt/grooved
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 117,402
Based aircraft 58
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Barnstable Municipal Airport (IATA: HYAICAO: KHYAFAA LID: HYA), also known as Boardman/Polando Field, is a public airport located on Cape Cod, one mile (2 km) north of the central business district of Hyannis, in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. This airport is publicly owned by Town of Barnstable.[1] It is Cape Cod's major airport as well as an air hub for the Cape and the Islands (Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket). The airport is served by scheduled commercial flights as well as charters and general aviation.

The airport was founded in 1928. During World War II it was also known as Naval Auxiliary Airfield Hyannis and both the Navy and Army Air Forces flew antisubmarine patrols from the airport.

It was renamed Barnstable Municipal Airport - Boardman/Polando Field in honor of Massachusetts aviation pioneers Russell Boardman and John Polando in 1981.


Facilities and aircraft

Barnstable Municipal Airport covers an area of 639 acres (2.6 km²) which contains two runways: 6/24 measuring 5,425 x 150 ft (1,654 x 46 m) and 15/33 measuring 5,252 x 150 ft (1,601 x 46 m).[1]

For 12-month period ending May 31, 2006, the airport had 117,969 aircraft operations, an average of 323 per day: 73% air taxi, 27% general aviation, <1% military. There are 72 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single engine, 20% multi-engine and 1% jet aircraft.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Cape Air Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
Island Airlines Nantucket
Nantucket Airlines Nantucket

Commercial Aircraft Handled at HYA

In the past, other Commercial Aircraft that served KHYA have included the NAMC YS-11, Douglas DC-3, McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Boeing 737, Boeing 727, ATR 42, SAAB 340, and Bombardier Dash 8. Seasonally, many corporate aircraft frequent KHYA including the Dassault Falcon 20, Bombardier Challenger 600, Learjet, Cessna Citation, Gulfstream IV, and the Boeing Business Jet.

Ground transportation

The airport is accessible through MA Route 28 or from US 6 through MA Route 132. Barnstable Municipal Airport is also served by local taxi services as well as four major car rental agencies. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation to and from the airport as part of the "Villager"/ Route 132 line.

Accidents and incidents

  • Air New England Flight 248: On June 17, 1979, a commercial airliner that crashed on ILS approach. All of those on the plane survived with the exception of the pilot, who was killed instantly.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HYA (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2010-08-01
  2. ^ "UPDATE ON NTSB INVESTIGATIONS INTO RECENT BEECH 1900D ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS." National Transportation Safety Board. November 21, 2003. Retrieved on February 13, 2009.
  3. ^ Gouveia, Aaron. "Buffalo crash airline had Cape crash in 2003." Cape Cod Times. February 13, 2009. Retrieved on February 13, 2009.

External links

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