Shreveport Regional Airport
|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|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration & Shreveport Airport Authority |
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 276,460 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2012, up 4.8% from 265,104 enplanements in 2011. 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.
Facilities and aircraft
Shreveport Regional Airport covers an area of 1,625 acres (657.6 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 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.
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
|Atlanta||Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet|
|Dallas/Fort Worth||American Eagle|
|Denver||United Express operated by ExpressJet|
|Houston-Intercontinental||United Express operated by ExpressJet|
|Las Vegas||Allegiant Air|
|Orlando-Sanford (Seasonal)||Allegiant Air|
|City||2011 Enplanements||2012 Enplanements||Percent Change|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||101,800||106,235||4.36%|
|United Express operated by ExpressJet||51,821||59,540||14.90%|
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 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.
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.
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 as "a proud supporter of the Shreveport-Bossier Film Industry" and "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
- Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG)
- Dec. 15, 1979 Delta Air Lines system timetable
- Shreveport Regional Airport
- (PDF), effective November 14, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SHV, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: