Shreveport Regional Airport
|IATA: SHV – ICAO: KSHV – FAA LID: SHV|
|Owner||City of Shreveport|
|Operator||Shreveport Airport Authority|
|Serves||Shreveport and Bossier City|
|Elevation AMSL||258 ft / 78.5 m|
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 294,296 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2013, up almost 3% from 287,154 enplanements in 2012. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007-2011, it is a primary commercial service airport.
The FAA classifies Shreveport Regional Airport as a "Small Hub" airport. For the 2011-2012 calendar years, Shreveport Regional Airport ranked just under Mobile Regional Airport (Mobile, Alabama) and Fort Wayne International Airport (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and just above Jackson Hole Airport (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) and Yeager Airport (Charleston, West Virginia) in total enplanements.
- 1 Facilities and aircraft
- 2 Airlines and Destinations
- 3 Airport Operations & Services
- 4 The Arts and the Airport
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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 6/24 is 6,202 by 150 feet (1,890 x 46 m). The airport is located off Hollywood Avenue with easy access to Interstate 20. Much of the work on the location of the facility was conducted by then Shreveport Public Works Commissioner H. Lane Mitchell, an engineer under whose jurisdiction the airport fell prior to implementation in 1978 of the mayor-council city charter.
In 2009, the airport opened a $30 million cargo terminal, which serves as an anchor for the Aero Park Industrial Park. Cargo tenants include United Parcel Service, 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 at 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.
Shreveport Regional Airport was awarded the "2009 Louisiana Airport of the Year." It is Shreveport's third time winning the award.
Airlines and Destinations
Commercial Air Travel
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" and mini-hub 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 one-stop, 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.
Currently, most airline services from Shreveport are flown with regional jet aircraft with the exception of flights operated by Allegiant Air which are operated with McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners and Delta Air Lines with Boeing 717-200 jets. This Delta mainline nonstop jet service to Atlanta (ATL) became effective on July 2, 2014 and marked the return of such mainline flights from the Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) operated by the airline. Delta Connection flies nonstop to Atlanta as well with Canadair CRJ-200 and CRJ-900 regional jets on behalf of Delta. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, American Eagle operating on behalf of American Airlines began flying two daily nonstop flights with Canadair CRJ 700 regional jet aircraft featuring first class and coach cabin service to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). American Eagle also operates Canadair CRJ-200 as well as Embraer ERJ-140 and ERJ-145 regional jets nonstop to DFW. ExpressJet operating as United Express currently flies nonstop service to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Denver (DEN) with Embraer ERJ-135 amd ERJ-145 regional jets on behalf of United Airlines.
|Allegiant Air||Las Vegas
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta|
|United Express||Denver, Houston-Intercontinental|
|City||2011 Enplanements||2012 Enplanements||Percent Change|
Total cargo (enplaned and deplaned) for the 2012 calendar year was 58,518,599 pounds, a -12.21% decrease from 66,655,449 pounds in 2011.
Airport Operations & Services
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.
|Single Engine (SE)||28|
|Multi Engine (ME)||23|
|Total Fixed Wing (SE + ME + J)||81|
Ground Transportation Service
The Shreveport Regional Airport has many options for transportation to and from the airport.
Rental Car Companies:
Taxi and Limo Services:
- Action Taxi
- Casino Cabs, Inc.
- Golden Stripe Cab
- Yellow Checker Cab
- CJ Limo (Limousine Services)
Public transportation is also available through SPORTRAN, Shreveport-Bossier's extensive public bus system.
The Arts and the Airport
Art at the Airport & Artport
In 1990, the Airport Beautification Committee began a campaign to bring art and media to the Shreveport Regional Airport. Paintings, photographs, and projects by local school children decorate the lobby, hallways, and terminals of the airport. Officially known as Artport, the campaign declares itself "the only revolving publis art display located in an airport setting in America, Artport features artwork from over 100 local and regional artists." 
The Airport Beautification Committee hosts an annual gala-style event at the Shreveport Regional Airport showcasing local artists and raising funds for the program.
The Louisiana Film Industry and the Shreveport Regional Airport
After Hurricane Katrina devastated much of New Orleans and south Louisiana in 2005, Shreveport has been home to the booming film industry in Louisiana. With production companies shooting films all over north Louisiana, the Shreveport Regional has seen growth in flights, passengers, air cargo operations, and even filming at the airport itself.
Requests can be made to film at the Shreveport Regional Airport. The airport boasts that it is "a proud supporter of the Shreveport-Bossier Film Industry" and that it has "a reputation for making production easy, with full support and streamlined paperwork."
The following is a list of productions shot at either Shreveport Regional or Shreveport Downtown airports:
|Billy the Exterminator||TV Series||2009–Present||A&E|
|Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Movie||2008||New Line Cinema|
|My Mom's New Boyfriend||Movie||2008||Millennium Films|
|Leaves of Grass||Movie||2009||Millennium Films|
|Sordid Lives: The Series||TV Series||2008||Logo (TV Channel)|
|Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins||Movie||2008||Universal Pictures|
- FAA Airport Master Record for SHV ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011
- H. Lane Mitchell dies, funeral Friday morning", Shreveport Times, November 9, 1978, p. 10-A
- Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG)
- Dec. 15, 1979 Delta Air Lines system timetable
- Shreveport Regional Airport
- (PDF), effective December 11, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SHV, effective December 11, 2014
- Resources for this airport: