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A service of Jefferson County, New York

Watertown International Airport is owned and operated by Jefferson County, New York. It is a public use, FAA Part 139 certificated airport serving Northern New York, Southern Ontario and the Fort Drum region. With twice daily service to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) by American Airlines, traveling has never been easier.

North Country Strong

Watertown International Airport proudly serves the men and women of our neighbor Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division and actively seeks to provide connections for our soldiers with family and friends throughout the country and the world. The Northern New York region - "North Country" - was in 2019 named a Great American Defense Community for service to our Army residents.

Contingency Plan

Jefferson County as the owner and operator of Watertown International Airport, has prepared a Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The plan, in its entirety can be found by clicking the pdf link below.  Questions regarding this plan can be directed to airport administration.

(Tarmac Delay Program Contingency Plan 2022 PDF)


Intention to:
File Passenger Facility Charge Notice of Intent 24-02-C-00-ART
Jefferson County, the operator of the Watertown International Airport (ART) is posting this public notice as part of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) process, adhering to the requirements under 14 CFR § 158.24. ART intends to submit a Notice of Intent to “Impose & Use” PFCs on 12 projects. The County requests to utilize PFCs to reimburse for local funding on each project, with a total request to impose and use $556,301 in PFCs at this time. The proposed PFC level of collection is proposed to continue at $4.50 per eligible enplaned passenger. The estimated charge effective date for this Notice of Intent is anticipated as April 1, 2024 with an estimated charge expiration date of January 1, 2031, based on current annual enplanement projections. The following projects anticipated for inclusion in this Notice of Intent are identified and described below:

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