Albert J. Ellis Airport

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Albert J. Ellis Airport
Albert J. Ellis Airport Logo.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Onslow County
Serves Jacksonville, North Carolina
Location Richlands, North Carolina
Elevation AMSL 94 ft / 29 m
Coordinates 34°49′45″N 077°36′44″W / 34.82917°N 77.61222°W / 34.82917; -77.61222Coordinates: 34°49′45″N 077°36′44″W / 34.82917°N 77.61222°W / 34.82917; -77.61222
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 7,100 2,164 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 39,262
Based aircraft 24
Sources: FAA[1] and airport web site[2][3]

Albert J. Ellis Airport (IATA: OAJICAO: KOAJFAA LID: OAJ) is a county-owned public-use airport in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States.[1] It is located in Richlands,[2] 10 nautical miles (19 km) northwest of the central business district of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.[1] The airport has a single runway and three gates. Opening on February 15, 1971, the airport is used by general aviation, military and is served by two commercial airlines, Delta Connection, and US Airways Express.[4]

On August 30, 2006, Delta Air Lines announced new service from the airport to Atlanta, operated by Delta Connection carrier Express Jet Airlines, starting on December 11, 2006. Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet operates CRJ-200/700s/900s at OAJ.[5]

US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines operates CRJ-100/200s and CRJ 700s. US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin Airlines operates CRJ 200s. US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines operates CRJ 900s out of OAJ. US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines operates Dash 8-100/300s at OAJ.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Albert J. Ellis Airport covers an area of 675 acres (273 ha) at an elevation of 94 feet (29 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,100 by 150 feet (2,164 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2014, the airport had 39,262 aircraft operations, an average of 107 per day: 53% general aviation, 22% scheduled commercial, 19% military, and 6% air taxi. At that time there were 24 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine and 19% multi-engine.[1][7]

The Airport is served by a fixed based operator, Jacksonville Flying Service who offers fueling, maintenance, flight instruction and aircraft rentals.

In 2013 the Airport began construction on a 2-story 67,000 sf replacement passenger terminal building. The new terminal will feature passenger loading bridges, new concessions, expanded passenger areas and space for additional airlines. This is part of the Airport's $50M Terminal Area Redevelopment Program. The new terminal was topped off on June 10, 2014 and is expected to open in 2015.[8]

Passenger statistics[edit]

Year Passengers
2013 344,710[9]
2012 352,455
2011 344,467
2010 314,883
2009 249,563
2008 262,178
2007 242,817
2006 179,878
2005 191,194
2004 151,257
2003 87,814
2002 65,210
2001 62,454
2000 77,342

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection Atlanta
US Airways Express
operated by American Eagle


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for OAJ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b Albert J. Ellis Airport, official site
  3. ^ OAJ Airport Director
  4. ^ OAJ Airport Director
  5. ^ OAJ Airport Director
  6. ^ OAJ Airport Director
  7. ^ FAA 5010 Record
  8. ^ OAJ Airport Director
  9. ^ Preliminary - Albert J. Ellis Airport Stats

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