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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

ST. GEORGE REGIONAL AIRPORT

(aka ST. GEORGE REPLACEMENT AIRPORT)

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

4550 S. Airport Parkway
St. George, UT 84790
(435)627-4080
airport@sgcity.org
https://www.flysgu.com

To get to the new airport construction site from St. George, take River Road south to 2450 South. Turn left/east onto 2450 South and go to Little Valley Road (2500 East). Turn right/south onto Little Valley Road and go to the airport sign at Airport Road (3670 South). Turn left/east and follow the paved road to the new airport construction site.

Eventually, the completed airport will be accessed by the Airport Road interchange off of the Southern Parkway.


DESCRIPTION

Owned by the City of St. George
Built on 1,203 acres
The runway 01/19 is 9,300 feet long (expandable to 11,500 feet) and 150 feet wide
Two 50 foot wide parallel taxiways (one partial and one full length)
Modern 35,000 square foot terminal building

Connecting Airports
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) - Pending
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX)
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA)
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)


HISTORY

The original estimated budget:
    $123M    FAA grants
        $3M    ARRA funds for the terminal building
      $10M    Washington County from the Transient Room Tax
      $23M    City transportation and water/sewer funds
    ---------
    $159M    Total budget

Actual cost to build:
    TBD

January 12, 2011: Replacement airport dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting. The celebration started with a
flyover by an F-16. The event also included addresses from city officials, SkyWest Airlines executives, and a
dedicatory prayer by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Councilor inte First Presidency of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

November 2016: American Eagle (operated by SkyWest) began flying CRJ 200 regional jets between the
St. George Regional Airport (SGU) and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX).

November 9, 2018: Allegiant Air began flights between the St. George Regional Airport (SGU) and
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA).

May 29, 2019: The St. George Regional Airport (SGU) will close for major runway repairs.
Approximately 7,000 feet of runway will be removed and replace. About 5,400 feet in the
center of the runway will be excavated to a depth of 17 feet to remove blue clay. A water
barrier will be added to the new runway to prevent future water damage.
The cost of the project will be about $23M with abot 91% reimbursed by the Federal Aviation
Administration and the remaining amount coming from passenger fees.
During the closure, the City will make other improvements to the terminal building.

September 26, 2019: The airport will reopen following the runway repair project.

September 26, 2019: United Airlines (operated by SkyWest) will begin flights between the
St. George Regional Airport (SGU) and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW).


PHOTOS

TBD


REFERENCES

Official St. George Airport website

Wikipedia article about the St. George Regional Airport

SkyWest Airlines announces morning Denver flight
Article by St. George News, 12/20/2014

SkyWest adds daily flight to Phoenix
Article by St. George News, 8/11/2016

SkyWest flies inaugural American Airlines flight from St. George to Phoenix
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 11/4/2016

SkyWest adds 2nd daily flight between Phoenix and St. George
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 1/21/2017

SkyWest announces daily flights between Los Angeles and St. George
Article by Mori Kessler, St. George News, 7/25/2017

St. George Regional Airport announces new flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 8/21/2018

St. George Regional Airport to close for 4 months in 2019
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 8/30/2018

City approves $23 million bid to replace runway ahead of airport closure
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 9/21/2018

St. George airport 4-month closure dates pushed back
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 10/1/2018

Allegiant Air's inaugural Phoenix-Mesa flight brings 'ultra-low cost' airfare to St. George
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 11/9/2018

City announces new flight destination for St. George Regional Airport
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 5/2/2019

County pledges funds to support startup of latest SkyWest destination
Article by Mori Kessler, St. George News, 5/21/2019

As 4-month airport closure takes effect, a complicated tale of blue clay and bureaucracy comes to light
Article by Joseph Witham, St. George News, 5/29/2019