Elko Regional Airport
|Elko Regional Airport
J.C. Harris Field
|Elko Regional Airport terminal|
|IATA: EKO – ICAO: KEKO – FAA LID: EKO|
|Owner||City of Elko|
|Elevation AMSL||5,140 ft / 1,567 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Elko Regional Airport (IATA: EKO, ICAO: KEKO, FAA LID: EKO), formerly Elko Municipal Airport, is a city-owned public airport one mile (1.6 km) west of the central business district of Elko, in Elko County, Nevada.
The airport was named J.C. Harris Field in 1975 in honor of Jess C. Harris, a sheriff from Elko known as "The Flying Sheriff".
United Airlines served Elko with Boeing 737-200 jetliners from November 1977 until 1982 flying a routing of San Francisco - Reno - Elko - Ely - Salt Lake City. This route had also been operated as United's last piston powered flight with a Douglas DC-6 propliner until 1970. United replaced their B737 service with Convair 580 turboprops operated by Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) via a subcontract arrangement using the "UA" two letter airline code for these flights.
Casino Express Airlines also served the airport with Boeing 737-200s and was based in Elko. This air carrier supported the local casino industry and operated what were essentially scheduled charter flights from Elko to many U.S. cities starting in the late 1980s. Casino Express eventually changed its name to Xtra Airways which subsequently ended these 737 flights from Elko.
Facilities and aircraft
In the year ending August 31, 2007 the airport had 16,520 aircraft operations, average 45 per day: 73% general aviation, 27% air taxi and <1% military. 69 aircraft were then based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 6% jet and 7% helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
|Delta Connection||Salt Lake City|
|1||Salt Lake City, Utah||19,000||Delta|
- FAA Airport Master Record for EKO ( PDF), effective 2007-12-20
- Air Mail Pioneers: Jess C. Harris
- "Elko Airport". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
- North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), February 1, 1976 edition
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elko Regional Airport.|
- Elko Regional Airport, official site
- El Aero Services, Inc., the fixed base operator (FBO)
- PDF from Nevada DOT
- (PDF), effective June 26, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EKO, effective June 26, 2014
- Resources for this airport: