Taos Regional Airport
|Owner||Town of Taos|
|Serves||Taos, New Mexico|
|Elevation AMSL||7,095 ft / 2,163 m|
Taos Regional Airport (IATA: TSM, ICAO: KSKX, FAA LID: SKX) is a public use airport located eight nautical miles (15 km) northwest of the central business district of Taos, in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. It is owned by the Town of Taos. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is classified as a general aviation airport.
Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SKX by the FAA and TSM by the IATA (which assigned SKX to Saransk Airport in Saransk, Russia).
Taos Regional Airport covers an area of 832 acres (337 ha) at an elevation of 7,095 feet (2,163 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 4/22 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,803 by 75 feet (1,769 x 23 m). On August 25, 2017, the airport's second runway was opened. The second runway, designated 13/31, also features an asphalt surface and measures 8,600 by 100 feet (2,621 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending April 7, 2009, the airport had 13,250 aircraft operations, an average of 36 per day: 95% general aviation, 3% air taxi, and 2% military. At that time there were 43 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 7% ultralight.
Airlines and destinations
|Taos Air||Seasonal: Austin, Dallas–Love|
Past airline service
Taos has seen scheduled airline service by several commuter air carriers. Mountain Air provided flights to Denver, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque in 1974, Zia Airlines from 1975 through 1978 and the Santa Fe Airline Company operated flights to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Mesa Airlines came to Taos from 1987 through 1991 with flights to Albuquerque and seasonal service to Denver using Beechcraft 1300 and Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft. Rio Grande Air, based in Taos, operated flights to Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque from 1999 through 2004 also using Cessna Caravans. Other carriers which briefly operated flights to Albuquerque were: JetAire in 1985, Sierra West in 1987, and Westward in 2005. During the winter ski season of 2000/2001, Ozark Airlines (later changing to Great Plains Airlines) operated twice weekly flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth using 32-seat Fairchild Dornier 328JETs.
- FAA Airport Master Record for SKX ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
- National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 4 (PDF, 1.61 MB) Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
- "Taos, New Mexico - Taos Regional (IATA: TSM, ICAO: KSKX, FAA: SKX)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- "Saransk, Russia (IATA: SKX, ICAO: UWPS)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- "Ribbon cut opens Taos Regional Airport runway". The Taos News. 25 August 2017.
- "AirNav airport information for KSKX".
- Taos Regional Airport, official Town of Taos page
- Aerial photo as of 5 October 1997 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SKX, effective July 18, 2019
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