Monday, December 10, 2007

tulsa international airport

Tulsa International Airport
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Coordinates: 36°11′54″N 095°53′17″W / 36.19833, -95.88806
Tulsa International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Tulsa
Operator Tulsa Airport Authority
Serves Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elevation AMSL 677 ft / 206 m

Direction Length Surface
ft m
18L/36R 10,000 3,048 Concrete
18R/36L 6,100 1,860 Asphalt
8/26 7,375 2,248 Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 129,014
Based aircraft 167
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Tulsa International Airport (IATA: TUL, ICAO: KTUL, FAA LID: TUL) is a city-owned public-use airport located five miles (8 km) northeast of the central business district of Tulsa, a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States.[1]

The 138th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard is based here. The airport is the global maintenance headquarters for American Airlines. It was also an important testing and production facility for McDonnell Douglas.

1 Facilities and aircraft
2 Airlines and destinations
2.1 Concourse A
2.2 Concourse B
3 Cargo
4 military
5 Filming location
6 References
7 External links

[edit] Facilities and aircraft
Tulsa International Airport covers an area of 4,360 acres (1,764 ha) which contains three paved runways:[1]

Runway 18L/36R: 10,000 x 200 ft. (3,048 x 61 m), Surface: Concrete
Runway 18R/36L: 6,100 x 150 ft. (1,860 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 8/26: 7,375 x 150 ft. (2,248 x 46 m), Surface: Concrete
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 129,014 aircraft operations, an average of 353 per day: 35% general aviation, 26% air taxi, 25% scheduled commercial and 13% military. There are 167 aircraft based at this airport: 32% single-engine , 22% multi-engine, 31% jet, 2% helicopter and 13% military.[1]

[edit] Airlines and destinations
Tulsa International Airport offers non-stop service to 21 domestic destinations.[2]

[edit] Concourse A
American Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth)
AmericanConnection operated by Trans States Airlines (St. Louis)
American Eagle (Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth)
Champion Air (Las Vegas) [charter]
Continental Airlines (Houston-Intercontinental)
Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Cleveland [begins April 6], Houston-Intercontinental)
Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Houston-Intercontinental, Newark)
Delta Air Lines
Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky)
Delta Connection operated by Comair (Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky)
Delta Connection operated by SkyWest (Salt Lake City)
Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul)

[edit] Concourse B
ExpressJet Airlines (Albuquerque, Austin, Ontario, Sacramento , San Antonio, San Diego)
Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines operated by Republic Airlines (Denver)
Southwest Airlines (Dallas-Love, Houston-Hobby, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Orlando [begins March 8], Phoenix, St. Louis)
United Airlines (Denver)
United Express operated by GoJet Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare, Denver)
United Express operated by SkyWest (Chicago-O'Hare, Denver)

[edit] Cargo
In addition to cargo service provided by commercial air carriers, TUL is also served by:

Federal Express
United Parcel Service
United States Postal Service

[edit] military
the Air_National_Guard 138th fighter sqadren is based at
Crews at Will Rogers World Airport began de-icing the runway at 3:30 a.m. today but the icy weather has made delays and cancellations for both departures and arrivals unavoidable.

Airport Spokeswoman Jennifer James McCollum said airlines spent most of the day de-icing their equipment, an action that caused some delays on the ramp. Although the airport makes sure the runway is free of ice, each airline is responsible for removing ice from their aircraft.

Airport officials closed the runway for 15 minutes late in the afternoon to put more de-icing liquid down and run a friction test.

"It measures the breaking actions of planes on the runway," James McCollum said of the test.

Inclement weather also caused delays and cancellations at Tulsa International Airport.

"Our runway has been clear all day," said Alexis Higgins, spokesman for Tulsa International. "Our biggest challenge is the airlines are not operating in freezing ran conditions."

Higgins said some airlines are already canceling flights scheduled for Monday.

"For the next day or so, it's going to be more difficult to fly in and out of the city," Higgins said.

Southwest Airlines usually has about 20 daily flights from Oklahoma City, but has already cancelled its early Monday flights, spokeswoman Paula Berg said. She said travelers who will be affected by the cancellations can be re-booked at no charge.

Southwest officials will continue to watch the weather around Oklahoma and around the nation to determine whether the rest of its daily flights will operate, Berg said.

"We have a team of people keeping an eye on the weather," she said. "We're an airline and of course we want to get people where they need to be, but we also want to do it safely."

Higgins said airlines are updating the Tulsa airport's Web site as often as possible, but travelers should check directly with their airline for flight schedules.

The first day of the ice storm may be almost over, but inconveniences at the airport may just be beginning as icy weather continues.

"Based on the weather report, we'd guess it would be on par with today, or maybe even worse," James McCollum said about delays and cancellations for flights in or from Will Rogers early this week.


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