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Encyclopedia > Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
IATA: FAT - ICAO: KFAT - FAA: FAT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Fresno
Serves Fresno, California
Elevation AMSL 336 ft (102.4 m)
Coordinates 36°46′34″N, 119°43′05″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11L/29R 9,217 2,809 Asphalt
11R/29L 7,205 2,196 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Size Surface
ft m
H1 70 21 Asphalt
FAA diagram of FAT

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (IATA: FATICAO: KFATFAA LID: FAT), formerly known as Fresno Air Terminal, is a public airport located in southeastern Fresno, in Fresno County, California. However, the airport is at least 92 miles away from its co-namesake national park. The airport covers 2,150 acres and has two runways and one helipad. It is the major air transportation center for the San Joaquin Valley, with major air carrier service to airline hubs throughout the Western United States, as well as direct international flights to Guadalajara Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2194x530, 58 KB) Official logo of Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI). ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California County Fresno Government  - Mayor Alan Autry Area  - City 104. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (806x1237, 38 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fresno Yosemite International Airport ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (806x1237, 38 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fresno Yosemite International Airport ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California County Fresno Government  - Mayor Alan Autry Area  - City 104. ... Fresno County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A helipad is a landing area for a helicopter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Mexican city of Guadalajara. ...

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History

The airport was originally named Fresno Air Terminal. In 1988 the FAA designated the airport as an "International Point of Entry," making it eligible for international flights. In 1995 the name was changed to attract out-of-state and international visitors to Yosemite National Park. Since its opening, the airport has gone through multiple renovations and expansions. In 2002 a new new two-level Concourse building was completed and in 2006 construction of a new Federal Inspection Facility (FIS) was completed. In 2005 the IATA airport code is in the process of being changed from FAT to FYI.
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Fresno has also served as headquarters for at least two airlines. Roughly 1996-1998, Air 21 flew Fokker F28 jets to various destinations; as far east as Colorado Springs, and as far west as San Francisco. Allegiant Air also called Fresno home, but has since moved it's headquarters to Las Vegas.
In the 1980s, it was commonplace to see larger commerical aircraft in/out of Fresno, but there was a shift in the 1990s and nearly all mainline jets had been replaced by small regional aircraft. Aside from long standing MD80 service to Dallas on American Airlines, Mexicana, and Allegiant Air are the only airlines that operate larger aircraft into Fresno as of 2007. Frontier will pull out in June of 2007, and US Airways operated Airbus A319 equipment to Las Vegas briefly in 2006. Fokker F28 The Fokker F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker. ... Allegiant Air is an airline headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It operates scheduled services and charter flights. ... American Airlines (AA) is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers-miles transported[1] and fleet size, and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues. ... Mexicana de Aviación (commonly known by the shorter name Mexicana) is Mexicos second largest airline company, after Aeroméxico, and the worlds third oldest airline still using its original name, after Hollands KLM and Colombias Avianca. ... Allegiant Air is an airline headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It operates scheduled services and charter flights. ... A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


Quick facts

  • Airport covers 2,300 acres
  • Fresno completed 2006 with 1.281 million passengers traveling through Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
  • WiFi access available throughout airport.
  • FAT was the first airport in the country to implement an anti-terrorist facial recognition system, shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • The first airport in the Nation to install a web-based, wireless system (PASSUR Flight Information Display) to list active flight arrivals and departures.
  • The Category IIIB Landing System is one of the most sophisticated in the nation, necessary when navigating through the Valley's winter tule fog.
  • The vast majority of air traffic in and out of the airport is private aircraft. Only 7% of the air traffic is commercial, 6% is military, and the remainder is private.
  • The 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard is based out of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport.[1]
  • The California Army National Guard maintains an Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD) at the airport. The mission of this unit is to perform high level maintenance and repair on Army aircraft. Its jurisdiction covers a 15-state region in the Western United States.
  • Both the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry operate an Air Attack Base at the airport for fighting forest fires with aerial tankers.

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Passenger Load Factor for 2006

Total Passengers Fresno completed 2006 with 1.281 million passengers traveling through Fresno Yosemite International Airport, an increase of 7.54% over 2005.


Airlines and destinations

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Cargo

  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • Ameriflight
  • Airborne Express

Car Rentals

  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • National
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise

References

  • FAA Airport Master Record for FAT (Form 5010 PDF)
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (official web site)

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