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Republic Airport

Republic Airport is a general aviation public-use airport owned by the New York State Department of Transportation. It provides significant transportation and economic benefits to New York State, complementing major commercial airports in the area (including JFK and LGA). The airport is currently managed by AvPORTS, a US-based and owned operator and manager of airports.

Airport history

Republic Airport was developed by Sherman Fairchild as the Fairchild Flying Field in 1927. In 1965, Fairchild Hiller Corporation acquired Republic Airport and sold it to Farmingdale Corporation, and in December 1966, the airport became a general aviation airport. In 1969, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority purchased the airport for $25 Million. Then in 1983, ownership was transferred to the New York State Department of Transportation as a way to promote economic development in the surrounding areas. Currently, KFRG includes three fixed-based operators and there is also a two-story terminal building that serves passengers on charter flights to Atlantic City and other short distances.

Airport location

Republic Airport is a general aviation public-use airport in East Farmingdale, NY, conveniently located along the NY Route 110 business corridor. 

Airport facts

● The airport covers 526 acres at an elevation of 80 feet. It has two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 6,833' x 150' and 1/19 is 5,516' x 150'. 

● The airport is responsible for providing more than 1,300 airport-related jobs. 

● Republic Airport is home to three world-class fixed-based operators – Atlantic Aviation, SheltAir Aviation, and Republic Jet Center.

 

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