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
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

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. Service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 511 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 157 enplanements in 2009, and 1,222 in 2010.[3] 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).[4]

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[5]
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)[5]
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. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ 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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