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Casper/Natrona County International Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirport Board of Trustees
ServesCasper, Wyoming
LocationNatrona County, near Casper, Wyoming
Elevation1631 m (5350 ft)
Aircraft operations47210
Based aircraft90

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Casper/Natrona County International Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located 7 mi (11.3 km) northwest of the central business district of Casper, a city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. The airport is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 5 members each serving a 5 year term. Prior to being renamed on December 19, 2007, the airport was known as Natrona County International Airport.

Regularly scheduled passenger service at the airport is offered by SkyWest Airlines for Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines for United Airlines, and Allegiant Air. In addition, occasional charter flights (known as "casino or gamblers flights") to Laughlin or Wendover, Nevada are offered.

In July 2004, the airport facilities were renovated. As part of the remodel, TSA baggage screening was moved from in front of the ticket counters to the area behind them. In addition, the rental car counters were moved to an area right next to baggage claim. Also the upper level of the gate area, once used for jet flights at the airport, was transformed into a viewing station for incoming or outgoing planes.

Since early 2008 the airport has been in talks with the carriers to increase capacity to the region. This is due in part to the 5.8% increase in the Natrona County population between the years 2000-2006 and a 1.8% growth rate for 2006 alone. Some of the capacity will be provided by larger equipment. On April 30 of 2008, SkyWest Airlines began operating flights for United Airlines using the CRJ 200 aircraft replacing the smaller turboprops previously used. Other increases in capacity have come as a result of additional flights. Most recently Delta has announced the addition of an extra flight this summer on both Saturday and Sunday

In addition to the airport successfully getting airlines to increase capacity it has also been working with the airlines to bring fares down. A recent leakage study shows that many travelers are driving to Denver, CO where they are finding lower airfares at Denver International Airport. The information from this study was then passed on to the airlines in the hopes that they might decrease their fares. It appears that it worked, as data obtained on May 20, 2008 shows that airfares decreased significantly from the previous week.

Located near the airport is the NCIA Business Park that houses over 35 business that ranges from manufacturing to aviation.

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