South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field

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South Arkansas Regional Airport
at Goodwin Field
South Arkansas Regional Airport logo.jpg
IATA: ELDICAO: KELDFAA LID: ELD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of El Dorado
Serves El Dorado, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL 277 ft / 84 m
Coordinates 33°13′16″N 092°48′48″W / 33.22111°N 92.81333°W / 33.22111; -92.81333Coordinates: 33°13′16″N 092°48′48″W / 33.22111°N 92.81333°W / 33.22111; -92.81333
Website FlyELD.com
Map
ELD is located in Arkansas
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Location of airport in Arkansas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 6,601 2,012 Asphalt
13/31 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
17/35 (closed) 3,733 1,138 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 21,936
Based aircraft 21

South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field (IATA: ELDICAO: KELDFAA LID: ELD) is a city-owned public-use airport located eight nautical miles (9 mi, 15 km) west of the central business district of the City of El Dorado, in Union County, Arkansas, United States.[1] It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by SeaPort Airlines, a service which is subsidized by the federal government's Essential Air Service program at a cost of $1,977,153(per year).[2]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 511 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 157 enplanements in 2009, and 1,222 in 2010.[4] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 1,540 acres (623 ha) at an elevation of 277 feet (84 m) above mean sea level. It has two active asphalt paved runways: 4/22 is 6,601 by 150 feet (2,012 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 5,100 by 100 feet (1,554 x 30 m). Former runway 17/35 is closed indefinitely, it had a concrete surface measuring 3,733 by 75 feet (1,138 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 30, 2008, the airport had 21,936 aircraft operations, an average of 60 per day: 73% general aviation, 13% air taxi, 11% scheduled commercial, and 2% military. At that time there were 21 aircraft based at this airport: 62% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, and 24% jet.[1]

Airline and non-stop destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
SeaPort Airlines Dallas-Love, Hot Springs, Memphis

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares for August 2010 - July 2011[6]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
SeaPort
1,800(59.99%)
Wings of Alaska (SeaPort)
1,200(40.01%)
Top domestic destinations (August 2010 – July 2011)[6]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Memphis, TN Memphis International Airport (MEM) 1,000
2 Dallas, TX Dallas Love Field (DAL) <1,000
3 Hot Springs, AR Memorial Field Airport (HOT) <1,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ELD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Essential Air Service Reports". U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "El Dorado, AR: South Arkansas Regional At Goodwin Field (ELD)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. July 2011. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2935) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2005-1-14: selecting Air Midwest, Inc., to provide essential air service at El Dorado/Camden, Jonesboro, Harrison and Hot Springs, Arkansas, at a subsidy rate of $4,155,550 annually for a two-year rate term.
    • Order 2007-1-7: selecting Air Midwest, Inc. to provide essential air service at El Dorado/Camden, Jonesboro, Harrison and Hot Springs, Arkansas, at a subsidy rate of $4,296,348 annually for the two-year rate term beginning April 1, 2007.
    • Order 2009-6-25: tentatively selecting Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc. d/b/a SeaPort Airlines (SeaPort) to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at El Dorado/Camden, Harrison, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro, Arkansas, for two years.
    • Order 2009-7-8: making final the tentative selection of Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc. d/b/a SeaPort Airlines, to provide essential air service at El Dorado/Camden, Harrison, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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