Shreveport Regional Airport
|Shreveport Regional Airport|
|IATA: SHV – ICAO: KSHV – FAA LID: SHV|
|Owner||City of Shreveport|
|Serves||Shreveport and Bossier City|
|Elevation AMSL||258 ft / 78.5 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Shreveport Regional Airport (IATA: SHV, ICAO: KSHV, FAA LID: SHV) is a public use airport in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. It is owned by the City of Shreveport and located four nautical miles (7 km) southwest of its central business district.
The airport's runways and terminal are visible to traffic along Interstate 20, a main east-west corridor of the Southern United States. Shreveport Regional was designed to replace the Shreveport Downtown airport, which limited growth due to close proximity of the Red River.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 319,960 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2005 and 306,832 enplanements in 2006. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007-2011, it is a primary commercial service airport.
Facilities and aircraft 
Shreveport Regional Airport covers an area of 1,625 acres (658 ha) at an elevation of 258 feet (79 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14/32 is 8,351 by 200 feet (2,545 x 61 m) and 5/23 is 6,202 by 150 feet (1,890 x 46 m).
The airport opened a $30 million cargo terminal in 2009, serving as an anchor for the Aero Park Industrial Park. Cargo tenants include UPS, FedEx, Integrated Airline Solutions USA Jet and Empire Airlines.
The recently renovated terminal now features wireless access and a restaurant between the two security checkpoints. The airport is also an alternate destination for American Airlines flights that cannot land at Dallas-Fort Worth Int'l and United Airlines that cannot land it Houston Intercontinental Airport due to bad weather. Shreveport is also the home to the maintenance hangar for regional feeder ExpressJet Airlines for its fleet of Embraer regional jet aircraft.
For the 12-month period ending February 28, 2009, the airport had 56,713 aircraft operations, an average of 155 per day: 54% air taxi, 38% general aviation and 9% military. At that time there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 41% single-engine, 28% multi-engine, 28% jet and 3% helicopter.
Shreveport Regional Airport was awarded the "2009 Louisiana Airport of the Year." It is Shreveport's third time winning the award.
Airlines and Destinations 
|Allegiant Air||Las Vegas
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet Airlines||Atlanta, Memphis|
|United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines||Denver, Houston-Intercontinental|
Historically, Shreveport was served by a number of airlines operating mainline jet service. Delta Air Lines was a major player at the airport for many years as Shreveport was a "focus city" for this air carrier. According to the February 1, 1976 edition of the Official Airline Guide (OAG), Delta was operating thirty-three (33) flights a day with Boeing 727-200 and Douglas DC-9-30 jetliners from Shreveport. The December 15, 1979 Delta timetable lists ten (10) daily direct, no change of plane and nonstop jet services to Atlanta as well as daily nonstop jet flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Little Rock, Birmingham, AL, Jackson, MS, Memphis, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. This Delta timetable also lists onestop, no change of plane direct jet service from Shreveport to New York LaGuardia Airport, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Denver, Chicago and St. Louis. Delta later operated Boeing 737 and McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners from the airport as well.
Other airlines that previously served Shreveport included the original Braniff International flying Boeing 727-200 jetliners as well as British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven jets nonstop to New Orleans and Fort Smith, AR as well as direct to Kansas City, Tulsa, Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul. The original Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) also served Shreveport and operated Boeing 737-200 jetliners nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth with direct, onestop service to Denver. In later years, American Airlines flew Boeing 727-200 and McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jet service nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth, Continental Airlines operated Douglas DC-9 jets on nonstop flights to Houston, and Northwest Airlines flew Douglas DC-9 jets nonstop to Memphis. Trans World Airlines (TWA) served the airport as well with Douglas DC-9 jet flights nonstop to St. Louis.
Cargo airlines 
- FAA Airport Master Record for SHV ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- FAA Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data: 2006
- FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011
- Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG)
- Dec. 15, 1979 Delta Air Lines system timetable
- Shreveport Regional Airport
- (PDF), effective May 2, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SHV, effective May 2, 2013
- Resources for this airport: