Manchester–Boston Regional Airport

Manchester–Boston Regional Airport (IATA: MHT, ICAO: KMHT, FAA LID: MHT), commonly referred to as Manchester Airport, is a public airport 3 miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Manchester, New Hampshire, United States,[1] on the border of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties. The airport lies in two communities, Manchester and Londonderry.

Founded in 1927, it moved more than 1 million passengers in a year for the first time in 1997. After years of growth it handled 4.33 million passengers in 2005, its peak year. Passenger tallies have declined since then in common with many regional airports; it handled 1.85 million passengers in 2018.[2] Manchester–Boston Regional Airport is by far the busiest airport in New Hampshire and the only one with substantial commercial service. It is also New England's fourth-largest airport by passenger volume, behind Boston Logan in Massachusetts, Bradley International in Connecticut, and T. F. Green in Rhode Island.

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a small hub primary commercial service facility.[3]

The facility was known as Manchester Airport until April 18, 2006, when it added "Boston Regional" to advertise its proximity to Boston, about 50 miles (80 km) to the south.

Certified for Cat III B Instrument Landing operations, the airport has a reputation for never surrendering to bad weather. The airport has closed only once, when the national airspace was shut down for two days following the September 11 terrorist attacks, and all American airports were required to close.[4]

It is home to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, built around an Art Deco control tower and terminal opened in 1938.

Manchester–Boston Regional Airport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (logo)
Manchester Airport, 11 Apr 1998
Air photo taken 11 April 1998
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Manchester
ServesManchester, New Hampshire
LocationManchester and Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S.
Hub forWiggins Airways
Elevation AMSL266 ft / 81 m
Coordinates42°55′57″N 071°26′08″W / 42.93250°N 71.43556°WCoordinates: 42°55′57″N 071°26′08″W / 42.93250°N 71.43556°W
Websitewww.flymanchester.com
Map
MHT is located in New Hampshire
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Location of airport in New Hampshire/United States
MHT is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 9,250 2,819 Asphalt
6/24 7,650 2,332 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2018)50,539
Based aircraft (2018)67
Total passengers served (12 months ending Oct 2017)1,630,000
Cargo handled (12 months ending Feb 2017)167,000,000 lbs.

Use

Manchester–Boston is New England's third-largest cargo airport. Only Connecticut's Bradley International, which is a hub for UPS Airlines, and Logan exceed it in terms of cargo handled. In 2005, the airport processed 150 million pounds of freight. Most of this was carried aboard aircraft flown by FedEx, UPS, and DHL. All three serve Manchester with large, cargo-specific jets, including the Airbus A300, DC-10, and MD-11 by FedEx and UPS.

UPS uses Manchester to "feed" the rest of northern New England by contracting with Wiggins Airways,[5] which flies smaller prop-driven planes to places like Portland, Augusta, Bangor, Presque Isle, Rutland, and other communities. To handle this "regional sort", UPS built a sorting facility where packages coming in from the company's Louisville hub are redistributed to trucks or to the Wiggins feeder aircraft. FedEx previously used Manchester as a regional sorting station as well, but now supports the northern New England destinations via direct flights from Memphis, Tennessee to Portland and Burlington. A contract with the Postal Service fills the FedEx jets (coming from hubs in Memphis and Indianapolis) with mail in addition to the typical assortment of express and overnight packages. DHL previously operated a 727-200 on a Wilmington, Ohio-Allentown, Pennsylvania-Manchester-Wilmington routing, but that service has since ceased.

Facility and operations

Manchester Airport covers an area of 1,500 acres (610 ha) which contains two asphalt runways: Runway 17/35 measuring 9,250 x 150 ft (2,819 x 46 m) and Runway 6/24 measuring 7,650 x 150 ft (2,332 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 31, 2018, the airport had 50,539 aircraft operations, an average of 138 per day: 42% commercial, 32% air taxi, 25% general aviation, and 1% military. In January 2018, there were 67 aircraft based at this airport: 44 single-engine, 4 multi-engine, 15 jet, and 4 helicopter.[1]

History

KMHT Airport Diagram Large
FAA diagram of Manchester Airport

The Manchester airport was founded in June 1927, when the city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen put $15,000 towards the project. By October, a board of aviation had been founded and ground was broken at an 84-acre (34 ha) site near Pine Island Pond. It took only a month for two 1,800-foot (550 m) runways to be constructed. The board of aviation convinced George G. "Scotty" Wilson, a barnstormer operating out of Boston, to move to New Hampshire and start Manchester's first flying service. After the formation of Northeast Airways at the site in 1933, the first passenger terminal was built.

The current Manchester airport began to take shape as a joint civil-military facility in the 1960s. The first major development at MHT was the construction of a new civilian terminal, and the first modern air traffic control tower in New Hampshire, in 1961. Roscoe A. Ammon, a successful businessman, donated $500,000 for the construction of the new civilian air terminal. Unfortunately, Roscoe Ammon died of cancer less than two weeks before the terminal was opened, and thus missed the opportunity to see the product of his generous donation. A new passenger terminal was later built in 1994. In 1966, the Air Force removed its remaining forces and closed Grenier Air Force Base, leaving the airport open for expansion. In 1978 the airfield was renamed Manchester Airport.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the airport was served by Northeast Airlines with the CV-240, DC-9, and FH-227. Delta Air Lines absorbed Northeast in 1972 and continued to serve the airport with the DC-9 until 1978, then 727-200s until 1980 when it discontinued service at Manchester. In the mid-1980s, airlines once again started offering jet service out of Manchester. United Airlines inaugurated service at Manchester in 1983 with two daily flights to Chicago–O'Hare. This was part of their 50 States campaign, which positioned United as the only carrier to serve all 50 states with mainline service. The Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 were initially used on the Chicago flights, which would often make intermediate stops in cities like Providence, Albany, Syracuse, and Burlington, to pick up or drop off passengers. Manchester was also a "tag-on" for United flights heading from Bangor and Portland, Maine, to Chicago, but the carrier no longer serves either city with mainline aircraft.

In the early 1990s, United Airlines began flights between Manchester and Washington Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. But creation of a north–south hub at Dulles did not work for United, and heavy competition in this market led to a quick exit. The Boeing 737 was used for this short-lived service, which comprised about four daily circuits between the two airports. US Airways started service at Manchester in early 1986, by connecting their hubs at Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The carrier used the DC-9, BAC 111, and 737-200 aircraft. Both carriers expanded service at Manchester over the years with larger planes and more flights. United now runs a strict non-stop schedule to and from Chicago with no intermediate stops or tag-ons. The 757 has been used by both United and US Airways at Manchester, which stands as the largest passenger-carrying plane to serve the airport in scheduled service. The Airbus A320 series of aircraft is also commonly used by United, Northwest Airlines (merged with Delta Air Lines), and occasionally by US Airways. In April 2010, Delta enhanced service to Manchester; it dropped its daily CRJ-700 service to Atlanta and replaced the aircraft with an MD-88 with seating for 149. Delta also switched all its Delta Connection service to Detroit with mainline service on DC-9's. Delta, American Arlines and Southwest are the only airlines serving Manchester with mainline jets, Southwest is the only airline to only use mainline jets with the Boeing 737-700 and the Boeing 737-800.

Expansion

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Terminal of Manchester Airport

In 1992, a long-term expansion and improvement plan started to take shape. Two years later, a new 158,000-square-foot (14,700 m2) terminal designed by HNTB and Lavallee Brensinger opened, providing ample room for larger jets.[6] The airport continued to expand, opening a new parking garage and parking lots in the next years, as well as working to reconstruct the runways and taxiways. In 1998, these expansions paid off, with MetroJet, Northwest, and Southwest all beginning service. The airport has prospered from the "Southwest Effect", in which competing airlines increase service and decrease fares to compete with the low-cost carrier. Throughout the 1990s, Manchester outpaced almost every other similarly-sized airport in terms of passenger growth. In 2003, Runway 17/35 was extended from 7,001 feet (2,134 m) to 9,250 feet (2,820 m), allowing non-stop service to Las Vegas.

In April 2006, the aldermen of the city of Manchester voted to change the name of the airport to "Manchester–Boston Regional Airport" in an effort to increase its visibility to travelers around the country.[7]

Decline in passengers

In 2006 the airport started to experience a decrease in passengers flying through its facility, with service to only twelve cities. In 2017, the airport served the fewest passengers since 1998. Southwest as of 2019 has diminished service to five cities, with Delta Air Lines serving Atlanta once daily instead of twice. United Airlines cancelled their O'Hare service in July 2018, making Newark their only destination from Manchester, which was replaced by Washington Dulles in March 2019.

The decline in service is due to increased activity at Logan International Airport in Boston and to mergers between airlines, which led to decreased flights. When Southwest entered Logan in 2009, it also significantly reduced prices at Logan, prompting more people to fly out of Boston rather than Manchester.[8]

Map of MHT routes 2005
Map of MHT routes 2005

Current improvements to air service

In 2019, American Airlines announced service to Chicago O'Hare, and United announced service to Washington-Dulles in March 2019.

The airport administration hired a new Airport Director[9] to help it bring back passengers to Manchester, as well as to help bring in new airlines and destinations.[8]

Airlines and destinations

United Express CRJ700 taxiing off the runway at MHT
United Express CRJ700 taxiing off the runway at MHT from IAD (Dulles)
Delta Connection CRJ200 at Gate 6 in MHT
Delta Connection CRJ200 at Gate 6 in MHT
Xtra Airways Boeing 737-400 at MHT
Xtra Airways Boeing 737-400 at MHT
American Airlines E190 at MHT
American Airlines E190 at MHT
UPS Airlines B757-200F taxiing Into the Runway at MHT
UPS Airlines B757-200F taxiing into the runway at MHT

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia
American Eagle Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Philadelphia, Washington–National
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection Detroit, New York–LaGuardia
Southwest Airlines Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Orlando, Tampa
Seasonal: Fort Lauderdale
United Express Washington–Dulles[10]

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
FedEx Express Memphis, Buffalo
Seasonal: Hartford, Indianapolis
FedEx Feeder
operated by Wiggins Airways
Bangor, Barre/Montpelier, Burlington (VT), Hartford, Portland (ME), Presque Isle, Rockland, Rutland, Waterville (ME)
UPS Airlines Hartford, Louisville, Philadelphia
Seasonal: Syracuse, Chicago/Rockford, Ontario

Statistics

Top destinations

Busiest domestic routes from MHT (Sep 2017 – Aug 2018)[11]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Baltimore, Maryland 243,980 Southwest
2 Chicago–Midway, Illinois 107,230 Southwest
3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 100,130 American
4 Orlando, Florida 94,510 Southwest
5 Charlotte, North Carolina 66,580 American
6 Detroit, Michigan 60,230 Delta
7 Washington–National, D.C. 59,980 American
8 Tampa, Florida 59,380 Southwest
9 Atlanta, Georgia 43,690 Delta
10 Newark, New Jersey 36,780 United

Carrier shares

Carrier shares: (Mar 2016 – Feb 2017)[11]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Southwest
1,152,000(59.13%)
Republic
156,000(8.02%)
PSA
156,000(7.73%)
ExpressJet
132,000(6.79%)
Delta
100,000(5.15%)
Other
275,000(13.18%)

Annual traffic

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned) at Manchester-Boston Airport, 1992 thru 2016[12][13]
1990s 2000s 2010s
Year Passengers Change Year Passengers Change Year Passengers Change
2000 3,169,301 Increase012.82% 2010 2,814,432 Decrease011.53%
2001 3,233,555 Increase02.03% 2011 2,710,747 Decrease03.68%
1992 840,361 2002 3,366,834 Increase04.12% 2012 2,452,064 Decrease09.54%
1993 794,134 Decrease05.5% 2003 3,601,661 Increase06.97% 2013 2,422,102 Decrease01.22%
1994 919,914 Increase015.84% 2004 4,003,307 Increase011.15% 2014 2,095,674 Decrease013.48%
1995 893,326 Decrease02.89% 2005 4,329,478 Increase08.15% 2015 2,077,064 Decrease00.86%
1996 984,130 Increase010.16% 2006 3,896,532 Decrease010% 2016 2,021,279 Decrease02.50%
1997 1,108,216 Increase012.61% 2007 3,892,630 Decrease00.1% 2017 1,970,688 Decrease02.50%
1998 1,938,089 Increase074.88% 2008 3,716,393 Decrease04.53%
1999 2,809,089 Increase044.94% 2009 3,181,249 Decrease014.40%

Ground transport

Highway access

In 2007, construction began on Raymond Wieczorek Drive (then known as Manchester Airport Access Road), an expressway connection from the F.E. Everett Turnpike.[14] Before this project, access to the airport was limited to local roads off Interstate 293/NH Route 101. The access road opened on November 10, 2011, connecting the airport and NH Route 3A in Litchfield with the Everett Turnpike and U.S. Route 3 in Bedford.[15]

Manchester Shuttle

From November 13, 2006, to June 30, 2008, the airport operated a shuttle bus — free to ticketed passengers — that ran every two hours, 24 hours a day, to the Anderson Regional Transportation Center in Woburn, Massachusetts (45 minutes), on to the Sullivan Square subway station in Boston (75 minutes), and back to the airport via Woburn.[16] The free service shut down after a private company, Flight Line Inc., began operating a paid service along similar routes on July 1, 2008. Flight Line offers hourly service between the airport, several points in northern Massachusetts, and the city of Boston for $39 each way. Reservations are required.[17]

Greyhound Lines

Greyhound buses offer three trips daily from Manchester Airport on its BostonMontreal service. Buses serve Concord and Hanover in New Hampshire; White River Junction, Montpelier, and Burlington in Vermont; and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Montreal in Quebec, Canada, when going northbound. They serve South Station and Logan International Airport in Boston on the southbound trips.

Local bus service

The Manchester Transit Authority provides hourly bus service between the passenger terminal and downtown Manchester.

Rail extension

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has proposed to extend the Lowell Line of its commuter rail system to Manchester including Manchester airport. This is only a proposal, and no funds have been allocated for the project as of 2016.[18]

The New Hampshire State Rail Plan of 2012 stated that freight could also be viable on the rail extension, perhaps opening up more freight opportunities for the airport.[19]

Law enforcement / security

The town of Londonderry's police are responsible for law enforcement and security operations at the airport terminal. The sheriff's department of Rockingham County was responsible for law enforcement operations at the airport until 2006 when the Londonderry Police Department was awarded the new security contract.

Incidents

Sunday, June 3, 1928 - At 3:02 pm, Lt. George Wilson's Curtiss OX-5 nosedived 40 feet (12 m) and crashed at the south end of the airport while landing before thousands of onlookers. Wilson received a gash on the face, and one passenger was pinned in the wreckage and sustained shock, cuts and bruises. The cause of the crash was motor failure, and the plane was badly crumpled with its nose buried deeply in a swamp.

Sunday, February 19, 1933 - Real N. Bourke died when the Arrow Sport two-seater he had hired from Northeast Airways burst into flames a quarter mile north of Manchester Airport on the Boone Farm. He had made a number of steep banks and wing-overs, and his landing gear struck a gully prior to the crash. It was Manchester's first fatality.

Friday, August 5, 1938 - At about 6:15 pm, student pilot Avalon Robert Lilly Jr. was injured when a WACO biplane, powered by a Wright Whirlwind motor, attempted a loop 400 feet (120 m) off the ground, but fell and crashed 200 feet (61 m) from the Manchester Airport Administration Building. The plane belonged to Donald Lewis, who was at the controls and suffered major injuries. Lilly later died on August 12, 1938.

Thursday, December 10, 1942 - A fighter plane connected to Manchester Airport (Grenier Field) crashed in Mont Vernon around noontime; the unidentified pilot was uninjured.

Monday, April 24, 1944 - At 9:00am, a four-motored Army B-24 Liberator bomber (#42-5111) took off from Manchester Airport and crashed into a densely wooded area on Fort Mountain near Epsom, killing all 10 crew on board.

Wednesday, November 29, 1944 - At 9:30am, another Army B-24L (#44-49669) crashed nose-first in Pawtuckaway State Forest in Nottingham, 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Manchester, killing all nine crew. It had taken off from Manchester and was headed to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

Thursday, August 5, 1948 - At 5:00 pm, an AT-11 training plane and an A-26 attack bomber collided over Manchester airport, killing four.

Tuesday, July 31, 1973 - Delta Air Lines Flight 723 from Burlington, Vermont, to Boston was diverted to Manchester to pick up passengers stranded by a flight cancellation. After leaving Manchester it continued to Boston, but during landing there the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 hit a sea wall at the end of Runway 4, killing 83 passengers and 6 crew.[20]

Solar panels

In 2012, south-facing solar panels were installed on the roof of the parking garage, but they caused so much glare for the nearby control tower for 45 minutes each morning that they were removed, and later replaced with 2,210 panels (460 kW AC) that were reoriented to the east to eliminate the glare. The airport expects to save $100,000 each year on electricity by having the solar panels. The efficiency of east or west facing panels is reduced by about 10%, so more panels were added so the total generation would be about the same. The array is expected to generate about 585,000 kWh each year.[21][22][23]

References

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MHT (Form 5010 PDF), effective May 25, 2017
  2. ^ Union-Leader: "Airport loses altitude in passenger numbers"
  3. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ Edward W. Browder, Jr. and Maurice B. Quirin, Manchester's Airport: Flying Through Time, pp. 329-330. ISBN 0-9721489-9-X
  5. ^ "Wiggins Airways' Aircraft Flight Operations". Archived from the original on May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
  6. ^ Lavallee Brensinger - Manchester/Boston Regional Airport Archived 2011-11-22 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "04/18/2006 Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting Minutes" (PDF). Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  8. ^ a b ""Airport Director working to get new Low-Cost Airline"". Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  9. ^ "New Airport Director MHT". Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  10. ^ "United Ending Newark Service, replacing with Dulles". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Manchester, NH: Manchester-Boston Regional (MHT)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. February 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  12. ^ About (Passenger & Cargo Statistics). Retrieved on Apr 3, 2015.
  13. ^ Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Expansion Serves As Catalyst For Growth. Retrieved on Nov 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Manchester Airport Access Road Project 11512 - Overall Plan" (PDF). NH Department of Transportation.
  15. ^ Nashua Telegraph article on opening
  16. ^ Airport Announces Free Bus Service Between Woburn and Boston For Ticketed Passengers
  17. ^ Manchester Shuttle Pilot Program Proves Successful! Private Ground Transportation Company to Offer High Frequency, Affordable Service to Northern Massachusetts and Boston
  18. ^ Lowell Sun "Push on to extend rail service from Lowell into NH" 02/04/2015
  19. ^ Final State Rail Plan 2012
  20. ^ Brouder, Edward W., Jr, et al. Manchester's Airport: Flying Through Time. Amherst NH: New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 2006.
  21. ^ Solar Project
  22. ^ Manchester airport remains in dark over solar-panel glare solution
  23. ^ "Manchester-Boston Regional Airport: Parking Garage Solar PV Facilty". Vale Clean Technology. Retrieved March 22, 2016.

External links

Ameriflight

Ameriflight LLC is an American cargo airline with headquarters at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It is the largest United States FAA Part 135 cargo carrier, operating scheduled and contract cargo services from 19 bases to destinations in 250 cities across 43 US states, as well as Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Ameriflight serves major financial institutions, freight forwarders, laboratories and overnight couriers in the US and provides feeder services for overnight express carriers nationwide and internationally. Ameriflight averages 525 daily departures with over 100,000 combined flight hours annually and a 99.5% on-time performance. Ameriflight employs over 700 people (225 pilots, 140 mechanics).

Anderson Regional Transportation Center

Anderson Regional Transportation Center (RTC) (noted on MBTA schedules and maps as Anderson/Woburn, and on Amtrak schedules and maps as Woburn–Anderson) is a train and bus station located at 100 Atlantic Avenue, off Commerce Way, in Woburn, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. It can be accessed from Exit 37C off Interstate 93 or the Washington Street exit off Interstate 95/Route 128.

It opened on April 28, 2001, replacing nearby Mishawum as Woburn's main Amtrak and MBTA station. It was named in memory of James R. "Jimmy" Anderson (1968–1981), whose death led to the Woburn Wells court case (Anderson v. Cryovac) chronicled in the book, and film A Civil Action.As of 2018, there are 26 commuter-rail departures to Boston each weekday. Of the eleven Amtrak stations in Massachusetts, Woburn was the seventh busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 40 passengers daily.

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is a historical museum operated by the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, a non-profit group that preserves the history of flight in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The organization's goal is to preserve New Hampshire aviation history through a series of dynamic and hands-on exhibits and programs, as the museum's website states. The museum operates in the 1937 Manchester Airport terminal building. The museum expanded in 2011.

The museum offers an accredited aviation education class for New Hampshire high school students. The course has two goals, to help prepare students for college, and to offer a career-based program to enlighten young people about the many and diverse career paths available in aviation today. The course offers six modules, and is based on the "Virtual Skies" NASA curriculum. This course is currently entirely funded by the museum through grants and donations.

The museum also offers a school outreach program geared towards NH and MA students in grades K-8. The presentation is one hour, and includes video, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on paper airplane building and flying.

Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The museum exists alongside a runway at Manchester–Boston Regional Airport, located in the 1937 terminal and control tower on the east side of the airport at 27 Navigator Road in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Concord Municipal Airport

Concord Municipal Airport (IATA: CON, ICAO: KCON, FAA LID: CON) is a public-use airport located 2 miles (3 km) east of the central business district of Concord, a city in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States.

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.This general aviation airport is publicly owned by the City of Concord. There was once scheduled airline service at the airport on Northeast Airlines; nearby Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, 20 miles (32 km) south of Concord Airport (accessible by a 25-mile drive down the F.E. Everett Turnpike), has largely succeeded Concord for most commercial and even some general aviation flights.

Hanscom Field

Hanscom Field (IATA: BED, ICAO: KBED, FAA LID: BED) (Laurence G. Hanscom Field) is a public use airport operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority, located 6 miles from the central business district of Bedford, a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.Hanscom is mainly a general aviation airport, the largest in New England. Both runways can accommodate jets, and are used by Hanscom Air Force Base, a defense-research facility next to Hanscom Field. It is a popular training airport, with more than 40 rental aircraft on the field. The Civil Air Terminal building hosts two flight schools, East Coast Aero Club and Mike Goulian Aviation. East Coast Aero Club offers helicopter and airplane instruction, aerobatics and rental. Mike Goulian Aviation offers airplane instruction and rental. Transient general aviation planes are served by three FBOs: Jet Aviation, Rectrix Aviation, and Signature Flight Support.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 10,956 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2017, It is in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which called it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).Hanscom is a critical part of the air transportation infrastructure for Massachusetts and the rest of New England. As T. F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire have become viable alternatives to Logan International Airport (the region's main commercial airport), Hanscom Field has emerged as one of the most important airports serving the region's business and general aviation needs.

The field serves aircraft from Piper Cubs to Gulfstream V jets. The events of September 11 caused a number of changes to general aviation in the US. Hanscom Field saw changes implemented by Massport that included security fees, identification cards, and a requirement for propeller locks.

Interstate 293

Interstate 293 (I-293) is an 11-mile (18 km) long loop surrounding Manchester, New Hampshire, USA roughly shaped like two sides of a triangle. Completing the loop in the northeast (the third side of the triangle) is Interstate 93. The southern portion of the loop shares the road with NH 101 and passes near Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the Mall of New Hampshire. The western portion of the loop shares the road with the Everett Turnpike, but there are no tolls on this portion of the turnpike.

KMHT

KMHT may refer to:

Manchester–Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

KMHT (AM), a radio station (1450 AM) licensed to Marshall, Texas, United States

KMHT-FM, a radio station (103.9 FM) licensed to Marshall, Texas, United States

Lebanon Municipal Airport (New Hampshire)

Lebanon Municipal Airport (IATA: LEB, ICAO: KLEB, FAA LID: LEB) is a city-owned, public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Lebanon, a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Also known as Lebanon Airport, it is the northernmost commercial airport in New Hampshire, near the Vermont border, off Interstate 89 just south of the junction with Interstate 91. Other nearby towns include Hanover, New Hampshire and White River Junction, Vermont. The area is also the home of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

In recent years, the airport has struggled due to competition with the much larger Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 65 miles (87 kilometers) away and accessible via the I-89 freeway. Colgan Air formerly offered nonstop flights from Lebanon to New York LaGuardia Airport operating as US Airways Express via a code sharing agreement with US Airways. The airline first operated the flights with the Beechcraft 1900 commuter propjet and later with the Saab 340 regional turboprop before service ended in November 2008.

On November 2, 2008, Cape Air began offering service to Boston. Airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program utilizing the smaller Cessna 402 twin prop aircraft. The terminal building has typical facilities such as baggage claim, a check-in desk, rental car services, and airport security.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 8,294 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 6,089 enplanements in 2009, and 7,832 in 2010. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.

List of airports in the Boston area

The following public airports serve the area around Boston, Massachusetts.

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Londonderry is a town in western Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The town sits between Manchester and Derry, the largest and fourth-largest communities in the state. The population was 24,129 at the 2010 census and an estimated 26,126 in 2017. Londonderry is known for its apple orchards and is home to the headquarters of Stonyfield Farm and part of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

The more densely settled portion of town, where 11,037 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Londonderry census-designated place (CDP) and roughly occupies the southeastern and southern parts of town, around New Hampshire Route 102.

MHT

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Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester is a city in the southern part of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. It is the most populous city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. As of the 2010 census the city had a population of 109,565, and in 2018 the population was estimated to be 112,525. The combined Manchester-Nashua Metropolitan Area had a 2010 population of 400,721.Manchester is, along with Nashua, one of two seats of Hillsborough County, the state's most populous. Manchester lies near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis and straddles the banks of the Merrimack River. It was first named by the merchant and inventor Samuel Blodgett, namesake of Samuel Blodget Park and Blodget Street in the city's North End. His vision was to create a great industrial center similar to that of the original Manchester in England, which was the world's first industrialized city.Manchester often appears favorably in lists ranking the affordability and livability of U.S. cities, placing particularly high in small business climate, affordability, upward mobility, and education level.

Manchester Transit Authority

The Manchester Transit Authority, or MTA, is a public transportation provider in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. It was founded in 1973 and operates 13 regular bus routes through the city, including a free downtown circulator, which was rebranded as the Green DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) in 2011. In general, service is hourly, with more frequent service along corridors served by multiple routes, and especially on the Green DASH.

It is a hub and spoke system that meets downtown at Veterans Park (labeled as Center of NH on southbound departing lines) with one line departing from the nearby Canal Street Transportation Center.

Service is generally limited to the city of Manchester, with a few lines extending into the neighboring towns of Bedford, Goffstown, Hooksett and Londonderry, and two express lines running to Concord and Nashua. Since July 2013, the MTA has offered weekday service between Concord and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, with most trips also stopping at the Center of NH hub in downtown Manchester, from 3:30 a.m. until 12:45 a.m. The neighboring suburb of Bedford contributed funding to the MTA until 2010, and service coverage was significantly reduced within the town the following year. As of 2009, 97% of Manchester residents lived within one-quarter mile of an MTA bus line.

The MTA is the public successor to Manchester's private bus service, which reached a peak annual ridership of 15.1 million in 1948, and the Manchester Street Railway that existed until 1940. The MTA was created by the City in May 1973, following requests by the private Manchester Transit bus provider for public subsidies. As of 2005, the MTA served an average of 1,905 riders each weekday, though ridership has grown since that time despite budget cutbacks by the City and subsequent service cutbacks. Ridership in 2011 had increased 21% over 2004, growing from 382,979 to 462,109 total rides. Service peaked for the decade in 2009 with 531,961 rides before falling as a result of service cuts in 2010 and recovering slightly in 2011. The general trend during the period, however, has been a growth in ridership. In recent years, the MTA has sought to expand its ridership with new routes, such as the Green DASH and Concord Express, that are aimed at riders who might otherwise choose to drive.

In addition to the 13 public transit routes, the MTA operates a StepSaver paratransit service, two free Shopper Shuttle routes that operate three days a week, and pupil transportation for the Manchester School District.

New Boston Air Force Station

New Boston Air Force Station is a United States Air Force facility located in Hillsborough County in south central New Hampshire. It occupies more than 2,800 acres (11 km2) in three towns: New Boston, Amherst, and Mont Vernon. It was established in 1942 as a practice area for bombers and fighter planes from nearby Grenier Army Air Field (now Manchester–Boston Regional Airport). Starting in 1959, it was turned into a satellite-tracking station. During the late 1970s and early 1980s it was known as Detachment 1 of the 2014th Communications Squadron located at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts.

New Boston AFS is operated by the 23d Space Operations Squadron (23 SOPS), a geographically separated unit (GSU) of the 50th Network Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

PlaneSense

PlaneSense is a fractional aircraft ownership program managed by PlaneSense, Inc. and based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. As of the beginning of 2018, they manage a civilian fleet of 40 total program aircraft, made up of thirty-five Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, 4 Nextant 400 XTi jets and two Pilatus PC-24 jet. Six Pilatus PC-24 jets are scheduled to be delivered between the years 2018 and 2020. The PlaneSense fractional program provides private air transportation, primarily within the United States, Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas, the islands of the Caribbean and more recently, Cuba . PlaneSense guarantees departure times as soon as 8 hours after a flight request, depending on the size of the aircraft share owned for domestic flights on non-peak days. PlaneSense, inc. is not, itself, an air charter provider or commercial air carrier, but charter flights can be arranged through its sister company, Cobalt Air.

Raymond Wieczorek

Raymond J. Wieczorek (born December 9, 1928) is an American Republican politician from Manchester, New Hampshire, most recently representing District 4 in the New Hampshire Executive Council until 2012.

Raymond Wieczorek Drive

Raymond Wieczorek Drive (RW Drive) is a 3-mile-long (5 km) road in Bedford, Manchester, and Londonderry, New Hampshire, connecting the Everett Turnpike to the Manchester–Boston Regional Airport. The road is named for Raymond Wieczorek, a five-term mayor of Manchester. The road opened to the public on November 10, 2011.

Wiggins Airways

Wiggins Airways is an American fixed-base operator, cargo airline, and charter airline based at Manchester, New Hampshire and operating from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Windham, New Hampshire

Windham is a suburban town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,592 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2017 was 14,562.

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