Imperial County Airport
|Imperial County Airport
|IATA: IPL – ICAO: KIPL – FAA LID: IPL|
|Serves||Imperial / El Centro|
|Location||Imperial County, California|
|Elevation AMSL||-54 ft / -16 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Imperial County Airport (IATA: IPL, ICAO: KIPL, FAA LID: IPL) is a county-owned public airport in Imperial County, California. Also known as Boley Field, it is used for general aviation and has one scheduled airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 7,061 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 5,641 in 2009 and 4,752 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
Its first airline flights were Bonanza DC-3s about 1953.
The airport covers 370 acres (150 ha) at an elevation of minus 54 feet-- 54 feet below sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 5,304 by 100 feet (1,617 x 30 m) and 8/26 is 4,500 by 75 feet (1,372 x 23 m).
In 2011 the airport had 14,589 aircraft operations, average 39 per day: 71% general aviation, 10% airline, 2% air taxi, and 17% military. 47 aircraft were then based at this airport: 83% single-engine, 8.5% multi-engine, and 8.5% helicopter.
Scheduled passenger service:
|SeaPort Airlines||Burbank, San Diego|
- FAA Airport Master Record for IPL ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "Imperial city, California." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 26, 2009.
- "Pilot Who Left Note in Airplane Hunted." Los Angeles Times. May 19, 1970. 3. Retrieved on September 26, 2009.
- "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.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-2008-0299) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2008-12-26: selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide essential air service at El Centro/Imperial, California, at an annual subsidy rate of $662,551 through December 31, 2010.
- Order 2010-12-6: selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide essential air service at El Centro, California, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,852,091 through December 31, 2012.
- Airport page at Imperial County web site
- Aerial image as of May 2002 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for IPL, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: