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Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid City Regional Airport
RAP is located in South Dakota
Location of the Airport in South Dakota
Airport type Public
Owner City of Rapid City
Operator Rapid City Regional Airport Board
Serves Rapid City, South Dakota
Elevation AMSL 3,204 ft / 977 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 8,701 2,652 Concrete
5/23 3,601 1,098 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 39,876
Based aircraft 92
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Rapid City Regional Airport (ICAO: KRAPFAA LID: RAP) is a city-owned public airport nine miles southeast of Rapid City, in Pennington County, South Dakota.[1]

Facilities and aircraft

The passenger terminal.

Rapid City Regional Airport covers 1,655 acres (670 ha) at an elevation of 3,204 feet (977 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 14/32 is 8,701 by 150 feet (2,652 x 46 m)concrete and 5/23 is 3,601 by 75 feet (1,098 x 23 m) asphalt.[1]

In 2007 the airport had 47,844 aircraft operations, average 131 per day: 60% general aviation, 26% air taxi, 8% military and 5% scheduled commercial. 125 aircraft were then based at this airport: 64% single-engine, 22% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 8% military.[1]

The terminal building opened in 1988; a $20.5 million expansion and renovation designed by TSP Architecture was completed in 2012.[2][3] It includes 12,000 square feet of new floor space, the addition of three jet bridges and one boarding gate, an expanded security area with room for up to three lanes and body scanners, new rental car wing, twice as much seating in concourse, larger restrooms before and after security, modernized phone and data systems, including flight information boards, improved food service area and shopping in concourse, a rooftop patio, and energy-efficient windows and building exterior repair.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Map of destinations
Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago-O'Hare
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Atlanta
United Express Denver, Chicago-O'Hare
Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental

Top Destinations

Busiest domestic routes out of RAP
(Sep 2013 - Aug 2014)[4]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Denver, CO 82,000 United
2 Minneapolis/St Paul, MN 76,000 Delta
3 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 27,000 American
4 Chicago-O’Hare, IL 20,000 American, United
4 Phoenix, AZ 20,000 Allegiant
6 Salt Lake City, UT 18,000 Delta
7 Las Vegas, NV 15,000 Allegiant
8 Atlanta, GA 1,000 Delta
8 Houston-Intercontinental, TX 1,000 United


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RAP (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ Aust, Scott. "$20.5M airport project looks to land on time". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b Rusch, Emilie (April 18, 2012). "$20.5M Airport Project Looks to Land On Time".  
  4. ^,%20SD:%20Rapid%20City%20Regional&carrier=FACTS

External links

  • Rapid City Regional Airport at Rapid City website
  • Rapid City Regional Airport PDF (159 KiB) page from the South Dakota DOT Airport Directory
  • FAA Airport Diagram (PDF), effective February 5, 2015
  • FAA Terminal Procedures for RAP, effective February 5, 2015
  • Resources for this airport:
    • AirNav airport information for KRAP
    • ASN accident history for RAP
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS latest weather observations
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart for KRAP
    • FAA current RAP delay information
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