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 in the background over the western horizon - Laramie Regional Airport is, in a word, unique. It is a picturesque center for air transportation in Southeastern Wyoming. Located just minutes away from the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Technical Institution, 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.
Where we've been:
1934 Laramie Regional Airport is established as Brees Field – named after General Herbert Jay Brees of the U.S. Army – 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; the bombers deliver crews for rest and recuperation to the University of Wyoming recreation camp in the Snowy Range.
1945 The paved runways allow passenger service to
take place for the first time, which Summit Airlines begins providing in 1945.
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 trained aviation and rescue fire fighting personnel, and non-precision instrument approaches, Laramie Regional Airport also plays an important role in fire fighting efforts. LAR additionally provides airport weather conditions via ASOS 135.475.
Laramie Regional Airport is operated and financed by the City of Laramie and Albany County, and is 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.