|IATA: ELY – ICAO: KELY – FAA LID: ELY|
|Owner||White Pine County|
|Elevation AMSL||6,259 ft / 1,908 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 239 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 216 enplanements in 2009, and 245 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).
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.
United Airlines flew Boeing 737-200s to Ely 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) in a subcontract arrangement. Ely is the smallest city ever to have had year-round scheduled United jet flights.
Facilities and aircraft
Ely Airport covers 4,999 acres (2,023 ha) at an elevation of 6,259 feet (1,908 m) above mean sea level. 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).
In the year ending July 31, 2011 the airport had 4,997 aircraft operations, an average of 13 per day: 54% air taxi, 32% general aviation, 11% scheduled commercial, and 3% military. At that time there were 19 aircraft based at this airport: 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-D aircraft.
- 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 1900D turboprop aircraft.
- Order 2010-9-13: re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) with 19-passenger Beechcraft-B-1900D aircraft at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, for the two-year period from October 1, 2010, through September 31, 2012. The annual subsidy rates will be set at $1,961,174, $1,746,507, and $1,752,067 for Merced, Visalia and Ely, respectively, for a combined total of $5,459,748.
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- Ely Airport, official site
- PDF from Nevada DOT
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ELY, effective November 14, 2013
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