Joplin Regional Airport
|Joplin Regional Airport|
|IATA: JLN – ICAO: KJLN – FAA LID: JLN|
|Owner||City of Joplin|
|Elevation AMSL||981 ft / 299 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Joplin Regional Airport (IATA: JLN, ICAO: KJLN, FAA LID: JLN) is a city owned, public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) north of the central business district of Joplin, in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. It offers commercial airline service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. Commercial flights and general aviation are housed out of separate terminals.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 4,892 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 3,776 enplanements in 2009, and 4,078 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).
From the 1990s through the early-mid-2000s, Joplin received service to St. Louis, Missouri by RegionsAir operating as AmericanConnection and to Memphis, Tennessee by Mesaba Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines operated as Northwest Airlink.
Air Midwest commenced service to Kansas City International Airport on August 1, 2006 (operating as US Airways Express) The airline also started flying to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on October 5, 2006 (operating as Mesa Airlines).
In 2007 Great Lakes Airlines commenced EAS-subsidised service to Kansas City International Airport after the end of commercial service by Mesa Airlines. The airline flew under its own certificate, but flights were code-shares with United Airlines. Air Midwest ended service to Joplin in 2009. Great Lakes Airlines ended service on February 10, 2011, the day before American Eagle Airlines began daily service between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Joplin.
On February 11, 2011, American Airlines, operated by American Eagle as Executive Airlines began service between Joplin and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Facilities and aircraft
Joplin Regional Airport covers an area of 970 acres (393 ha) at an elevation of 981 feet (299 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 6,501 by 150 feet (1,982 x 46 m); 18/36 is 6,500 by 100 feet (1,981 x 30 m); 5/23 is 3,604 by 75 feet (1,098 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 24,226 aircraft operations, an average of 66 per day: 91% general aviation, 8% scheduled commercial, and 1% military. At that time there were 113 aircraft based at this airport: 60% single-engine, 28% multi-engine, 7% jet, 2% helicopter, and 3% ultralight.
The fixed based operators (FBOs) at Joplin Regional Airport are Alpha Air Center and Mizzou Aviation, both located near the General Aviation terminal.
Airlines and destinations
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
- FAA Airport Master Record for JLN ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 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.
- "TWA North America Destinations" (PDF). Trans World Airlines (twa.com). Archived from the original on November 25, 20015.
- "TWExpress Midwest Routes" (PDF). Trans World Airlines (twa.com). Archived from the original on November 7, 2001.
- "Mesa Air Group Begins Service at Joplin, Missouri as US Airways Express". Press Release. Mesa Air Group. August 1, 2006.
- "Mesa Air Group Announces Additional Nonstop Service From Joplin to Dallas/Ft Worth". Press Release. Mesa Air Group. August 1, 2006.
- "American begins air service in Joplin on Feb. 11". Joplin Independent. January 16, 2011.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2006-23932) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2006-5-11 (May 12, 2006): selecting Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide essential air service at Joplin, Missouri, for a two-year period at a subsidy of $849,757 annually.
- Order 2008-7-8 (July 3, 2008): selecting Great Lakes Airlines, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Grand Island, Nebraska; Joplin, Missouri; El Dorado/Camden, Harrison, and Hot Springs, Arkansas; at a combined annual subsidy of $9,159,331 ($2,271,640 for Grand Island, $2,311,637 for El Dorado/Camden, $1,587,067 for Harrison, $1,991,307 for Hot Springs, and $997,680 for Joplin), for a two-year period beginning when Great Lakes inaugurates full EAS through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
- Order 2010-9-9 (September 8, 2010): selecting Executive Airlines d/b/a American Eagle Airlines to provide essential air service (EAS) at Joplin, Missouri, for an annual subsidy of $2,778,756, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates service.
- Joplin Regional Airport, official site
- Aerial image as of March 1996 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for JLN, effective November 14, 2013
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