Where Laramie Takes Flight

  • (Nearly) 80 years of operation.
  • Built at an elevation of over 7,200 feet.
  • 1,580 acres of area.
  • Two runways.
  • One memorable location on the high plains of Wyoming.

Settled on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming (population 30,000+)—and with the Snowy Range Mountains rising over the western horizon in the background—Laramie Regional Airport is a picturesque center for air transportation in Southeastern Wyoming. Located just minutes away from the University of Wyoming, WyoTech, and a number of other businesses and organizations in Laramie, Laramie Regional Airport serves as a gateway for transportation to and from the community of Laramie.

 


Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Laramie Regional Airport is to provide a safe and secure facility for the benefit of the commercial and general aviation community by providing; services, professional staff, coordination and cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, Wyoming State Aeronautics Division, Laramie City Council, and the Albany County Commissioners.

 


WHERE WE’VE BEEN

1934

Laramie Regional Airport is established as “Brees Field,” named after General Herbert Jay Brees of the U.S. Army. Fun fact: The original hangar of Laramie Regional Airport still stands today!

1944

The runways at Brees Field are paved in order to allow hundreds of B-24 bombers to land in Laramie. These bombers deliver crews to the University of Wyoming recreation camp in the Snowy Range for rest and recuperation.

1945

The paved runways allow passenger service to take place for the first time, provided by Summit Airlines.

1959

Original terminal is built.

1992

A name change results in Brees Field becoming Laramie Regional Airport.

1994

The original terminal is remodeled.

1997

A heated community hangar is completed, runways are extended to accommodate larger aircraft, and the City of Laramie water project is completed.

 


WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Currently, Laramie Regional Airport serves an average of 40 based aircraft, including private and corporate planes. Additionally, LAR houses the University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Research aircraft, which is used to conduct groundbreaking research.

As a Part 139 Air Carrier Certified airport, with non-precision instrument approaches and trained aviation and rescue fire-fighting personnel, Laramie Regional Airport also plays an important role in fire-fighting efforts. LAR also provides airport weather conditions via ASOS 135.475.

Laramie Regional Airport is operated and financed by the City of Laramie and Albany County and governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by a joint committee of the city and county.

 


WHERE WE’RE GOING

At Laramie Regional Airport, we take pride in serving the community of Laramie with quality air transportation, and we hope to continue to take convenience to new altitudes for our travelers for years to come.

 


OUR MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jack Skinner – Airport Manager

Board of Directors:
Tim Stamp, Chair
Chet Lockard, Vice Chair
Wes Bressler, Treasurer
Leif Erickson, Secretary
Ian Adams, Board Member

Each board member is appointed to a five-year term, and terms are staggered so a new board member is appointed every year. The airport board meets at 1 pm on the third Friday of every month in the McMurry Conference Room at the Cowboy Aviation building.