Burlington International Airport (IATA: BTV, ICAO: KBTV, FAA LID: BTV) is a joint-use civil-military airport in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. It is owned by the City of Burlington. The airport is located in South Burlington, three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Burlington.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 640,790 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2010, a decrease of 8.5% from the 700,592 enplanements in 2009. This airport is included in the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
On Saturday, August 14, 1920, the first aircraft landed at what became the Burlington Municipal Airport. It had been a 72 acres (29 ha) cornfield. Airport developers took a lease on the land for one year for $100.
On May 22, 1934, at the airport, Amelia Earhart was presented with the keys to the city of Burlington.
With the onset of the Second World War, the United States Government created a Defense Zone extending inland 150 miles (240 km) from the coastline, where private aircraft were restricted from operating. Burlington Municipal Airport was located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) outside of the Defense Zone, allowing it to conduct pilot training both locally and from other airports located within the restricted zone, one such example being Boston’s Logan Airport. Due to increased demand, the Burlington Municipal Airport was noted as being the busiest airport in the world on both August 14, 1942 and February 11, 1943, with 662 and 793 landings respectively.
BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Burlington International Airport (IATA: BTV, ICAO: KBTV, FAA LID: BTV) is a joint-use civil-military airport in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States.
BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 335 ft.
Runway length available: 01/19 3611×75 ft. :: 15/33 8320×150 ft.