Central Nebraska Regional Airport (IATA: GRI, ICAO: KGRI, FAA LID: GRI) is a public airport three miles northeast of Grand Island, in Hall County, Nebraska. It is owned by the Hall County Airport Authority. The airport is served by two airlines, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the airport had 7,961 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 20,136 enplanements in 2009, and 37,101 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport based on enplanements in 2008 (between 2,500 and 10,000 per year).
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The facility was formerly Grand Island Army Airfield. Today about a dozen military buildings remain there including several hangars, some former warehouses being used for commercial storage and several sheds along with the old parachute building.
United Airlines stopped at GRI from the 1930s until Frontier took over in 1959.
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 1847 ft.
Runway length available: 13/31 6608×100 ft. :: 17/35 7002×150 ft.