|Ely Jet Center|
|IATA: ELY – ICAO: KELY – FAA LID: ELY|
|Owner||White Pine County|
|Elevation AMSL||6,259 ft / 1,908 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 239 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 216 in 2009, and 245 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation airport.
On November 12, 2006 Air Midwest (operating as US Airways Express) started flights to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada via Cedar City Regional Airport in Cedar City, Utah, The stop in Cedar City was due to the fact that McCarran Airport requires Transportation Security Administration screening not available at Ely Airport. Previously Scenic Airlines scheduled flights to North Las Vegas Airport and Elko Regional Airport.
Mainline airline flights operated by United Airlines with Convair 340 prop aircraft started in 1955. United subsequently flew Boeing 737-200 jetliners into Ely from November 1977 until 1982 with a daily routing of San Francisco - Reno - Elko - Ely - Salt Lake City. Ely is the smallest destination, population-wise, ever to be served by United on a year round basis with mainline jet aircraft. The airport had been served by United's last piston powered flights with Douglas DC-6 propliners until 1970. When United finally retired their DC-6 fleet, United's service into Ely was operated with Convair 580 turboprops flown by Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) via a subcontract arrangement. Boeing 737-200 jet service then followed until United ceased all flights into Ely.
Ely Airport covers an area 4,999 acres (2,023 ha) at an elevation of 6,259 feet (1,908 m). It has two asphalt runways: 18/36 is 6,018 by 150 feet (1,834 x 46 m) and 12/30 is 4,825 by 60 feet (1,471 x 18 m).
For the 12 months ending July 31, 2011, the airport had 4,997 aircraft operations, an average of 13 per day: 54% air taxi, 32% general aviation, 11% airline and 3% military. At that time 19 aircraft were based here: 42% single-engine, 32% glider, and 26% ultralight.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ELY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- Mesa Air to provide Las Vegas flights (Sep. 22, 2006)
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1995-361) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2006-4-9: selecting Scenic Airlines, Inc., to continue to provide subsidized essential air service at Ely, Nevada, consisting of six nonstop round trips a week to Elko and six nonstop round trips a week to North Las Vegas Airport, for a new two-year term, through February 29, 2008.
- Order 2006-8-29: selecting Mesa Air Group Inc. d/b/a Air Midwest to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, for two years, beginning when the carrier inaugurates service. Merced and Visalia will receive 23 weekly round trips to Las Vegas, operated on a Las Vegas - Merced - Visalia - Las Vegas or Las Vegas - Visalia - Merced - Las Vegas routing at an annual subsidy rate of $1,599,207. Ely will receive 6 nonstop round trips each week to Salt Lake City at an annual subsidy rate of $647,709. Air Midwest will operate as America West Express/US Airways Express and serve each community with 19-passenger Beech 1900-Ds.
- Order 2008-6-26: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, for the two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full EAS pursuant to this Order, at an annual subsidy of $4,900,401 with 19-seat Beech 1900Ds.
- Order 2010-9-13: re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) with 19-passenger Beechcraft B-1900Ds at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, from October 1, 2010, through September 31, 2012. The annual subsidy rates will be $1,961,174, $1,746,507, and $1,752,067 for Merced, Visalia and Ely, respectively, for a total of $5,459,748.
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- Official website
- PDF from Nevada DOT
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ELY, effective November 13, 2014
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