Indianapolis Regional Airport

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Indianapolis Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Indianapolis Airport Authority
Operator Indy Jet
Serves Indianapolis, Indiana
Location Greenfield / McCordsville
Elevation AMSL 862 ft / 263 m
Coordinates 39°50′37″N 085°53′49″W / 39.84361°N 85.89694°W / 39.84361; -85.89694Coordinates: 39°50′37″N 085°53′49″W / 39.84361°N 85.89694°W / 39.84361; -85.89694
MQJ is located in Indiana
Location in Indiana
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 5,504 1,678 Asphalt
16/34 3,901 1,189 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 47,600
Based aircraft 125
Sources: FAA,[1] IAA.[2]

Indianapolis Regional Airport[1][2] (ICAO: KMQJFAA LID: MQJ) is in Hancock County, Indiana.[1] Owned by Indianapolis Airport Authority, it is 14 miles east of downtown Indianapolis.[1] The airport is 8 miles northwest of Greenfield and 3 miles southwest of McCordsville. It was Mount Comfort Airport until March 2011.[2][3]

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport for Indianapolis International Airport. Many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but Indianapolis Regional Airport is MQJ to the FAA[1] and has no IATA code. (IATA assigned MQJ to Moma Airport in Khonuu, Russia).

The airport is home to the Indianapolis Air Show.[4]


Indianapolis Regional Airport covers 1,805 acres (730 ha) at an elevation of 862 feet (263 m). It has two runways: 7/25 is 5,504 by 100 ft (1,678 by 30 m) asphalt and 16/34 is3,901 by 75 ft (1,189 by 23 m) concrete.[1]

In 2011 the airport had 47,600 aircraft operations, average 130 per day: 84% general aviation and 16% air taxi. 125 aircraft were then based at the airport: 86% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 3% jet, 1% helicopter, and 1% glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g FAA Airport Master Record for MQJ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Indianapolis Regional Airport". Indianapolis Airport Authority. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mount Comfort Airport becomes Indianapolis Regional on Friday, March 11, 2011" (PDF) (Press release). Indianapolis Airport Authority. March 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Indianapolis Air Show

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