Syracuse Hancock International Airport is a city owned, public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) northeast of the central business district of Syracuse, a city in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The airport is off of Interstate 81 near Mattydale, New York. The main terminal complex is located at the eastern end of Colonel Eileen Collins Boulevard.
It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport. As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 1,105,143 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 1,016,571 enplanements in 2009, and 1,024,505 in 2010.
SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In 1927 Syracuse mayor Charles Hanna felt that his city needed an airport. A location at Amboy in the town of Camillus, New York was purchased for $50,000, and by 1928, the “Syracuse City Airport at Amboy” was handling airmail. At the end of World War II the United States Army Air Corps leased their bomber base near Mattydale, New York to the city. On September 17, 1949, the Clarence E. Hancock Airport opened to the public using a renovated machine shop as a terminal, and replaced the airport at Amboy. The airport at that time was equipped with three 5,500-foot (1,700 m) long and 300-foot (91 m) wide concrete runways. American, Buffalo, Colonial and Robinson Airlines were the first airlines to operate at the airport, and American Airlines still does to this day.
SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 421 ft.
Runway length available: 06/24 3261×150 ft. :: 10/28 9003×150 ft. :: 15/33 7500×150 ft.