Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport- IATA: CHO; ICAO: KCHO; FAA LID: CHO; is a public airport, located eight miles north of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, the U.S. The airport serves Albemarle region, operating non-stop flights to six cities. The airport was categorized as a primary commercial service airport by the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is the largest airport in the area. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority owns the airport. On March 1, 2013, Melinda C. Crawford became an executive director of CHO.
Capacity of CHO
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is spanned on 754 acres. The airport has single 6,801 feet long asphalt runway, a 60,000 square feet terminal, long and short term parking lots, and other facilities.
In 2011, there were 68 based aircraft at the CHO; 72% of them were single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 16% jet, and 2% helicopter. Nowadays, there are 65 based aircraft. Depending on 2015 statistics, 68,585 aircraft operations have been made. In 2017, 628,611 passengers used the airport.
At Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, there are four major airlines, operating flights to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Charlotte, New York-LaGuardia, Chicago-O'Hare, and so on. These airlines are American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, and United Express.
History of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
In 1953, Charlottesville City Council decided to put 140,000 dollars into the construction of the airport. The first commercial airline Piedmont Airlines started operating at the airport in 1955. In 2003, the manager of the airport Bryan Elliot presented a master plan to extend the length of the runway. This project cost 3,285,054 dollars in total. The airport renovated in 2014 too. The new building includes a more extensive screening area, stores, and in general, the terminal facility covers 65,000 square feet.