Idaho Falls Regional Airport, which codes are IATA: IDA, ICAO: KIDA, FAA LID: IDA, is the second-busiest Airport after Boise Airport in Idaho. It is located two miles northwest of Falls in Idaho, In Bonneville County. This Airport was known as Fanning Field. This Airport was categorized as a primary commercial facility by The National Plan of Integrated Airport System for its 2011-2015 performance. As for the record amount of passengers, it is 148,584. It happened in 2008, as for 2009, it was 138,957 travelers, while in 2010, it was 144,365 passengers.
This Airport covers 866 acres, which is 350 ha, at an elevation of 4,744 feet, in meters, it is 1446. A passenger can find two asphalt runways: 3/21 is 9,002 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) as well as 17/35 is 4,051 by 75 feet (1235 x 23m).
38,447 is the number of aircraft operations which was made by this Airport, as for the average, it was 105 per day: 1% military, 6% airline, 19% air taxi, and the most significant portion was 74% general aviation. 169 is the number of aircraft which were based at this Airport: 2% was glider, 3% helicopter, 4% jet, 18% multi-engine, and 73% was general aviation.
The Capacity and Business Activity of the Airport
There operate several airlines, such as Allegiant Air, Delta Connection, United Express. However, a passenger must take into consideration that those airlines operate to different destinations. Allegiant air's target is Las Vegas, Mesa/Phoenix. They are serving seasonally in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oakland, this starts from June 5, 2020, in this year. As for Delta Connection, it goes to Salt Lake City, and seasonal service goes to Minneapolis/St. Paul. However, United Express serves Denver.
History and Present-day Operations
In 1934-35 the first airline flights operated in National Parks Airways. Western Airlines managed Idaho Falls operations till it was merged with Delta Air Lines in 1987. They included Boeing 247s, Convair 240s, Douglas DC-6Bs, Lockheed L-1988 Electras, and Douglas DC-3s. In 1981 flights started to Los Angeles, San Francisco, via Salt Lake City. In 1979 four airlines were operating Idaho Falls: Gem State Airlines, which flew Convair 580s and Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner, Mountain West Airlines-Idaho, which flew Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirantes and Paper Navajos, as well as Hughes Airwest. This Airport has a big list of Airlines, which served there, such as Frontier Airlines, Horizon Air, Cascade Airways, SeaPort Airlines, Big Sky Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and more.