Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
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|Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport|
|Owner||Springfield Airport Authority|
|Location||Sangamon County, Illinois, U.S.|
|Elevation AMSL||598 ft / 182 m|
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).
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).
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.
For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2016, the airport had 31,869 aircraft operations, average 87 per day: 64% general aviation, 17% air taxi, 17% military, and 2% airline. In May 2017, 169 aircraft were based at this airport: 133 single-engine, 29 multi-engine, 6 jet and 1 helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Punta Gorda (FL)|
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
The airport was previously served by Ozark Airlines with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10 and DC-9-30 jetliners as well as Fairchild Hiller FH-227 turboprops to St. Louis (STL) and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Air Illinois flew BAC One-Eleven jets (to St. Louis and Chicago) and also served the airport with Hawker Siddeley HS 748, Handley Page Jetstream and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprops. Among other routes, Air Illinois HS 748s flew nonstop to now closed Meigs Field on the lakefront of Lake Michigan next to downtown Chicago.
|Rank||Carrier||Passengers||% of market|
|2||Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas||25,190||American|
|3||Punta Gorda, Florida||17,260||Allegiant|
- Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, official site
- Aerial image as of 14 April 1998 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective July 19, 2018
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SPI, effective July 19, 2018
- Resources for this airport: