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 737-200s from November 1977 until 1982, San Francisco - Reno - Elko - Ely - Salt Lake City. This had been United's last piston powered flight, a Douglas DC-6 until 1970. United replaced the DC-6 with Convair 580s operated by Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) via a subcontract arrangement until 1977.
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 ended the 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 operated by SkyWest Airlines||Salt Lake City|
- 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elko Regional Airport.|
- Elko Regional Airport, official site
- El Aero Services, Inc., the fixed base operator (FBO)
- PDF diagram from Nevada DOT
- (PDF), effective December 12, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EKO, effective December 12, 2013
- Resources for this airport: