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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Springfield Airport Authority
Sangamon County, Illinois, U.S.
AMSL 598 ft / 182 m
39°50′39″N 089°40′41″W / 39.84417°N 89.67806°W
Location of airport in Illinois/United States
Aircraft operations (2016)
Based aircraft (2017)
Total Passengers Served
(12 months ending Feb 2017) 188,000
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport ( IATA: SPI, ICAO: KSPI, FAA LID: SPI) is a civil-military public airport in Sangamon County, Illinois. It is three miles (6 km) northwest of downtown Springfield, the capital of Illinois. The airport is owned by the Springfield Airport Authority (SAA). 
It is included in the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility. 
Military use [ edit ]
The airport is home to
Capital Airport Air National Guard Station, a 91-acre (370,000 m 2) facility on land leased from the Springfield Airport Authority (SAA). It is home to the 183d Fighter Wing (183 FW), an Illinois Air National Guard unit operationally gained by the Air Combat Command (ACC) and State Headquarters, Illinois Air National Guard. Historically a fighter unit, the 183 FW consists of 321 full-time and 800 part-time military personnel (total strength 1,321).
Facilities [ edit ]
The airport covers 2,300 acres (930 ha) at an
elevation of 598 feet (182 m). It has three runways: 4/22 is 8,001 by 150 feet (2,439 x 46 m) concrete; 13/31 is 7,400 by 150 feet (2,256 x 46 m) asphalt; 18/36 is 5,300 by 150 feet (1,615 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete. 
For the 12 month period ending July 31, 2016, the airport had 31,869 aircraft operations, average 87 per day: 64%
general aviation, 17% air taxi, 17% military, and 2% airline. In May 2017, 169 aircraft were based at this airport: 133 single- engine, 29 multi-engine, 6 jet and 1 helicopter. 
Terminal services [ edit ]
The airport terminal has a
Subway, a gift shop, an automated teller machine, TV and a lounge.
Airlines and destinations [ edit ]
Airline destinations from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Allegiant Air is the only airline with mainline jets, McDonnell Douglas MD-80s and the Airbus A319. American Eagle and United Express flights from Springfield are regional jets.
The airport was previously served by
Ozark Airlines with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10 and DC-9-30 jetliners as well as Fairchild Hiller FH-227 turboprops to St. Louis (STL) and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Air Illinois flew BAC One-Eleven jets (to St. Louis and Chicago) and also served the airport with Hawker Siddeley HS 748, Handley Page Jetstream and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprops. Among other routes, Air Illinois HS 748s flew nonstop to now closed Meigs Field on the lakefront of Lake Michigan next to downtown Chicago.
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