South Dakota Major Airports

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Rapid City Regional Airport RAP

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Sioux Falls Regional Airport FSD
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South Dakota's largest commercial airports are Sioux Falls Regional Airport and Rapid City Regional Airport. Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Airlines, as well as commuter airlines that are affiliated with major airlines, serve the two largest airports. Several other cities in the state also have commercial air services: Aberdeen Regional Airport, Huron Regional Airport, Pierre Regional Airport, Brookings Regional Airport and Watertown Regional Airport, some of which are subsidized by the Essential Air Service program

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    Sioux Falls Regional Airport

    Sioux Falls Regional Airport
    Sioux Falls Regional Airport Photo by City of Sioux Falls
    Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), also called Joe Foss Field, is a public and military use airport owned by the Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority and situated three nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was named in honor of aviator and Sioux Falls native Joe Foss. FSD serves the greater Sioux Falls area, as well as other communities throughout eastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.  - List of US Airlines

    Joe Foss Field includes 1,570 acres at an elevation of 1,430 feet above mean sea level. There are three runways with concrete surfaces:

    • Runway 3/21 is 8,999 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 15/33 is 8,000 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 9/27 is 3,151 by 75 feet.

    There is also has one helipad designated H1 with an asphalt surface measuring 50 by 50 feet.

    Rapid City Regional Airport

    Rapid City Regional Airport
    Rapid City Regional Airport
    Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) is a public use airport, located nine miles southeast of Rapid City, in Pennington County, South Dakota.

    The airport includes 1,655 acres at an elevation of 3,203 feet. There are two runways:

    • Runway 14/32 is 8,701 by 150 feet, concrete.
    • Runway 5/23 is 3,601 by 75 feet, asphalt.

    A $20.5 million expansion and renovation of the terminal building was completed in 2012. There is 12,000 square feet of floor space, three jet bridges and one boarding gate.

    Aberdeen Regional Airport

    Aberdeen Regional Airport
    Aberdeen Regional Airport Photo by EasyFly Club
    Aberdeen Regional Airport (ABR) is a city-owned, public-use airport situated two nautical miles east of the central business district of Aberdeen, a city in Brown County, South Dakota ABR is typically used for general aviation, and is also served by one commercial airline.

    Aberdeen Regional Airport includes 1,284 acres at an elevation of 1,302 feet above mean sea level. There are two runways:  - List of US Airlines

    • Runway 13/31 is 6,901 by 100 feet with a concrete surface.
    • Runway 17/35 is 5,500 by 100 feet with an asphalt surface.

    The passenger terminal is one of only four terminals in South Dakota that boasts a moving jet bridge, the other three being Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Rapid City Regional Airport, and Pierre Regional Airport. The loading bridge allows passengers to board the aircraft from inside the terminal and right onto the aircraft without a need to walk outside.

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