Huron Regional Airport (IATA: HON, ICAO: KHON, FAA LID: HON) is a city owned, public use airport located in the city of Huron in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States. It is served by one commercial airline, with service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,365 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 2,170 enplanements in 2009, and 2,016 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).
HURON REGIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport was originally known as the W. W. Howes Municipal Airport, named in honor of William Washington Howes, First Assistant Postmaster General under Franklin Roosevelt. Howes brought airmail service to the Midwest. The airport hangar pictured, below, was named the W. W. Howes hangar in 1998 as a result of the efforts of Howes’ grandson, Dr. Whiting Wicker. (Source: Dr. Whiting Wicker).
HURON REGIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
HURON REGIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 1289 ft.
Runway length available: 12/30 7201×100 ft. :: 17/35 5000×75 ft.