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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

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Airport type  Public
Elevation AMSL  598 ft / 182 m
4/22  8,001
Elevation  182 m
Serves  Springfield, Illinois
Website  www.FlySPI.com
Code  SPI
Phone  +1 217-788-1060
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Owner  Springfield Airport Authority
Address  1200 Capital Airport Dr, Springfield, IL 62707, USA
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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (IATA: SPI, ICAO: KSPI, FAA LID: SPI) is a civil-military public airport in Sangamon County, Illinois. It is three miles (6 km) northwest of downtown Springfield, the capital of Illinois. The airport is owned by the Springfield Airport Authority (SAA).

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Military use

The airport is home to Capital Airport Air National Guard Station, a 91-acre (370,000 m2) facility on land leased from the Springfield Airport Authority (SAA). It is home to the 183d Fighter Wing (183 FW), an Illinois Air National Guard unit operationally gained by the Air Combat Command (ACC) and State Headquarters, Illinois Air National Guard. Historically a fighter unit, the 183 FW consists of 321 full-time and 800 part-time military personnel (total strength 1,321).

Facilities

The airport covers 2,300 acres (930 ha) at an elevation of 598 feet (182 m). It has three runways: 4/22 is 8,001 by 150 feet (2,439 x 46 m) concrete; 13/31 is 7,400 by 150 feet (2,256 x 46 m) asphalt; 18/36 is 5,300 by 150 feet (1,615 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete.

In 2009 the airport had 33,903 aircraft operations, average 92 per day: 71% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 10% military, and <1% airline. 169 aircraft were then based at the airport: 78% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 4% jet and 1% helicopter.

Airlines and destinations

Allegiant Air is the only airline with mainline jets, McDonnell Douglas MD-80s and the Airbus A319. American Eagle and United Express flights from Springfield are regional jets.

The airport was served by Ozark Airlines with Douglas DC-9s and Fairchild Hiller FH-227s to St. Louis and Chicago O'Hare. Air Illinois flew BAC One-Elevens (to St. Louis and Chicago) and HS 748s, Handley Page Jetstreams and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters. Air Illinois HS 748s flew nonstop to now closed Meigs Field on the lakefront of Lake Michigan next to downtown Chicago.

Airport services

The airport has a Subway, a gift shop, an automated teller machine, TV and a lounge.

References

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Wikipedia


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