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Grand Canyon National Park Airport
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| website = weblink| pushpin_map = USA Arizona#USA| pushpin_relief = yes| pushpin_mapsize = | pushpin_map_caption = | pushpin_label = GCN| pushpin_label_position = right| r1-number = 3/21| r1-length-f = 8,999| r1-length-m = 2,743| r1-surface = Asphalt| h1-number = H1| h1-length-f = 100| h1-surface = Asphalt| stat-year = 2015| stat1-header = Aircraft operations| stat1-data = 105,949| stat2-header = Based aircraft| stat2-data = 38Federal Aviation Administration{{FAA-airport>ID=GCNown=PU|site=00700.1*A}}. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.}}Grand Canyon National Park Airport {{airport codes|GCN|KGCN|GCN}} is a state-owned public-use airport located in Tusayan, a CDP in unincorporated Coconino County, Arizona, United States."Our Location {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110711122440weblink |date=2011-07-11 }}." Grand Canyon Airlines. Retrieved on October 3, 2009."Tusayan CDP, Arizona{{dead link|date=October 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 3, 2009. It is near Grand Canyon National Park, {{convert|7|mi|nmi km|lk=on}} from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The airport is primarily used for scenic tours and charter flights, but there is scheduled commercial service.As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 294,436 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008 and 354,624 enplanements in 2007.Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) Data for CY 2008. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 18 December 2009. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–13, it is categorized as commercial service - primary.National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110806023224weblink |date=2011-08-06 }}. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.

History

The present day facility incorporates the site of the first official Grand Canyon airport, a landing field authorized by the U.S. Forest Service for commercial flights in 1925. The new airport first opened for business in October 1965. The airport terminal was completed and formally dedicated on October 20, 1967.Today, the airport is the fourth most active air carrier airport in Arizona, following Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tucson International Airport, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Over 40 air taxi and commuter carriers serve the airport.On August 16, 2009, Air Force One, carrying President Barack Obama landed at Grand Canyon Airport at about 10am local time, for a four-hour visit of the Canyon by the President and his family.WEB,weblink Obama trip may cause some disruptions at Grand Canyon author = Wagner, Dennis, Aug 14, 2009,

Facilities and aircraft

Grand Canyon National Park Airport covers an area of {{convert|859|acre|ha|lk=on}} at an elevation of {{cvt|6609|ft|m|lk=on}} above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 3/21 with an asphalt surface measuring {{cvt|8999|x|150|ft}}. The airport also has two asphalt helipads that are {{cvt|100|x|100|ft}}.For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2010, the airport had 91,695 aircraft operations, an average of 251 per day: 95% air taxi, 4% general aviation,

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