Yakima Air Terminal – McAllister Field – YKM
The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is an airport that produces approximately 2,366 jobs and has an estimated $591,034,000 regional impact from airport businesses, according to a 2020 Washington State Department of Aviation (WSDOT) Economic Impact Study.
Alaska Airlines provides daily airline service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, while Sun Country and Swift Air provides airline charters. The Airport Master Plan update forecasts show annual passenger enplanements will increase over the current 75,000 in the twenty-year planning period. FedEx and United Parcel Service (UPS) provide overnight cargo deliveries. The terminal building encompasses approximately 38,000 square feet of space and houses a variety of tenants to include Alaska Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Fastlane Espresso, Hertz, Budget, Avis car rentals, and Food Facilities Engineering.
The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field experiences approximately 43,522 aircraft operations per year, of which 2,208 are air carrier operations. The primary runway (Runway 09/27) is 7,604 feet long, 150 feet wide, and is equipped with a Precision Approach Instrument Landing System, which accommodates aircraft operations in adverse weather conditions. The secondary runway (Runway 4/22) is 3,835 feet long, 150 feet wide, and accommodates smaller aircraft operations when the primary runway is not available. Both runways have parallel taxiways that measure the full length of each runway. The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 certificated airport with its primary runway able to accommodate a Boeing 737-800 aircraft or similar. The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field has a variety of pilot services that include an automated weather observation system, which provides critical weather information located at the airport. In conjunction with these services, the airport has an Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) operated by Serco under a contract with the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field serves local businesses, ranging from aircraft servicing to Corporate/General Aviation and aircraft production. These services include Department of Natural Resources, McAllister Museum of Aviation, McCormick Air Center – a full service Fixed Based Operator, Aircraft Hangars, Yakima Airpark, Triumph Actuation Systems, Cub Crafters, Yakima Aerosport, Airlift NW Medivac Services, Civil Air Patrol, Yakima Fire Department, ALS Ambulance, Reno’s on the Runway, Castle Coffee, Water Fire restaurant, Sunfair Marketing, Wilson Irrigation, Yakima Valley Lock and Key, 509 Electric, and Cornerstone Medical Facilities.