Niagara Falls International Airport (Guide)

With codes IATA: IAG, ICAO: KIAG, FAA LID: IAG, Niagara Falls International airport is located in Niagara County, New York, it is away from 4 ml (6.4 km) east of downtown Niagara Falls. As for the new terminal building, it was started in 2009.

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Niagara Falls International Airport (Guide)

With codes IATA: IAG, ICAO: KIAG, FAA LID: IAG, Niagara Falls International airport is located in Niagara County, New York, it is away from 4 ml (6.4 km) east of downtown Niagara Falls. As for the new terminal building, it was started in 2009.

For Air Force Reserve Command's 914th Air Refueling Wing Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is the home, which flies KC-135R Stratotanker. Air Mobility Command (AMC) gained the wing to operate there. The main runway was increased over 9,000 feet (2,743 m). It happened in 1959 as there were larger military aircraft, the more significant track was necessary. It was expanded again in 2003, and now the length is 9,829 feet (2,996m). The facility is a small Air Force base for all practical purposes. With Refueling, deicing, ramp assistance, transportation, and maintenance services Calspan Air Services cooperated, and after this, the fixed-base operator can be found in this Airport; it happened in November 2013. Due to the non-permanent closing of Toronto Pearson International Airport, an Air France Boeing 747-428 flight AF356 from Paris was a take-off on Runway 28R.

The Capacity and Business Activity of the Airport

Class D airspace can be found in this Airport; an FAA control tower is operating there. As for territory, it covers 1,067 acres, which is 432 ha. There can be found three runways: Asphalt 6/24: 5,189 x 150 ft (1582 x 46m), another one was 10L/28R: 9,829 x 150 ft (2,996 x 46m). It is Concrete/Asphalt. The third one is 10R/28L: 3,973 x 75 ft (1,211 x 23 m), it is Asphalt.

As for the airlines, American Airlines operated there till 1956. Air Niagara, a post-deregulation airline, ran there from 1980 to 1984, their service flew to Newark Airport with Boeing 727-100 jetliners. Empire Airlines operated the Airport as well during the mid-1980s, this flew to Long Island, Utica, Boston, Elmira, and Syracuse. In 1998 Kiwi International Airlines served there briefly to Newark Airport (EWR).

Niagara Falls International Airport served there, their service began in March 2007, but this ended on March 21, 2012. As in September 2009, the new terminal was finished, Allegiant Airlines started service from December 2009. Regarding Vision Airlines, they started service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. However, from 2014, September 26, Vision Airlines no longer works there.

History and Present-day Operations

As for history, this Airport started working in 1928, and its status was municipal Airport with four runways. Bell Aircraft built a manufacturing plant near the Airport during world war II. At the plant, Bell employed more than 28,000 people. As for the jurisdiction of this Airport during World War II, The United States Army Air Forces assumed. They coordinated the use of this airfield with Bell Aircraft. Macadam Runways, 4000x150 (N/S), 4000x150(NE/SW), 4000x150(NW/SE), 4200x300(E/W) were improved, with many taxiways and other developments. In early 1946 Civilian aviation operations of the Airport returned. A joint-use agreement was established between The United States air force and New York Air National Guard.