Dillant–Hopkins Airport (IATA: EEN, ICAO: KEEN, FAA LID: EEN) is a general aviation airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Keene, in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA. It covers 888 acres (359 ha) and has two runways.
The city had enjoyed six decades of regularly scheduled airline service since the 1940s with multiple daily flights operated with a mix of commuter, regional prop, and mainline jet service. As of June 2008, however, the airport had no commercial airline service.
DILLANT HOPKINS AIRPORT HISTORY
The land upon which the airport sits was purchased in 1942 and was dedicated October 31, 1943, before a crowd of five thousand. Among the officials dedicating the land were Governor Robert O. Blood and senators Styles Bridges and Charles W. Tobey. The new airport was named to honor Thomas David Dillant and Edwin Chester Hopkins, from Keene and Swanzey respectively, who had both died fighting the war.
In 1945 a steel hangar was constructed at the airport which would also see local operations moved to it from West Keene. At about this time Lee Bowman became the manager of the airport and would run a flight school out of it. Regular air service from Dillant–Hopkins Airport began in 1946 when Northeast Airlines opened a route from Keene to Springfield, Massachusetts. As the inaugural flight from the airport, a Douglas DC-3 carried 2,600 letters, 11 passengers, and a fresh apple pie sent from the mayor of Keene to the mayor of New York.
DILLANT HOPKINS AIRPORT LOCATION
Dillant–Hopkins Airport (IATA: EEN, ICAO: KEEN, FAA LID: EEN) is a general aviation airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Keene, in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA.
DILLANT HOPKINS AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 488 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 6201×100 ft. :: 14/32 4001×150 ft.