Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

airport in Virginia, United States of America

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (IATA: CHO, ICAO: KCHO, FAA LID: CHO) is a public airport 8 miles (12 km) north of Charlottesville, in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA. It has had airline flights since 1955. The airport serves the Charlottesville/Albemarle region and surrounding counties. It has 46 daily non-stop flights to six cities. Four airlines use the airport.[2] The runway will be made 800 feet longer by the end of 2013.[3][4]

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCharlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority
ServesCharlottesville, Virginia
Elevation AMSL639 ft / 194.8 m
Coordinates38°08′19.1″N 78°27′10.3″W / 38.138639°N 78.452861°W / 38.138639; -78.452861
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 6,001 1,829 Asphalt

The airport has a 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m2) terminal. There are rental cars, ground transport, and food and gifts from "The Market" Gourmet Deli & Gift Shop.[2] General aviation planes and pilots use the fixed base operator, Landmark Aviation. Landmark Aviation has flight schools and can fix planes or fill them with fuel. Planes can also be rented or chartered. The UVA Hospital's Pegasus service can carry sick people to bigger hospitals.[5]

Airlines and destinations

American Eagle Chicago O'Hare
Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines New York LaGuardia
Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet Atlanta
United Express operated by CommutAir Washington Dulles
US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin Charlotte, Philadelphia
US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines Charlotte, Philadelphia
US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines Charlotte

Top destinations

Busiest Domestic Routes from Charlottesville (September 2010 – August 2011)[6]
Rank City Passengers Top Carriers
1 Charlotte International Airport 82,000 US Airways Express
2 Atlanta International Airport 41,000 Delta Connection
3 Dulles International Airport 33,000 United Express
4 Philadelphia International Airport 27,000 US Airways Express
5 LaGuardia International Airport 17,000 US Airways Express
6 O'Hare International Airport 6,000 American Eagle

Top airlines[6]

Rank Airline Passengers (2010) Destinations
1 US Airways Express 108,000 Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York LaGuardia
2 Delta Connection 58,000 Atlanta
3 United Express 33,000 Washington Dulles
4 American Eagle 6,000 Chicago O'Hare

Cargo airlines and places they fly to

DHL operated by Ameriflight Wilmington, Lynchburg


  1. Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010)[permanent dead link], also available as a printable form[permanent dead link] (PDF)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About CHO". CHO Official Website. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  3. Sharon C. Fitzgerald. "Airport runway expansion taking off". Daily Progress. Archived from the original on 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  4. "FAA Shutdown Could Affect CHO Airport Runway Construction - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather". Archived from the original on 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  5. "About Pegasus". Pegasus website. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "RITA Stats".

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