Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (logo).jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Springfield Airport Authority
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Elevation AMSL 598 ft / 182 m
Coordinates 39°50′39″N 089°40′41″W / 39.84417°N 89.67806°W / 39.84417; -89.67806
Website www.FlySPI.com
SPI is located in Illinois
SPI is located in the US
Location of airport in Illinois/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 8,001 2,439 Concrete
13/31 7,400 2,256 Asphalt
18/36 5,300 1,615 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 33,903
Based aircraft 169
FAA airport diagram

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (IATA: SPIICAO: KSPIFAA 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).[1]

Military use[edit]

The airport is home to Capital Airport Air National Guard Station, a 91-acre (370,000 m2) 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).


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.[1]

In 2009 the airport had 33,903 aircraft operations, average 92 per day: 71% general aviation, 19% air taxi, 10% military, and <1% airline. 169 aircraft were then based at the airport: 78% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 4% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is located in the US
Airline destinations from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Orlando/Sanford, Punta Gorda (FL)
American Eagle Dallas/Fort Worth
United Express Chicago–O'Hare

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 served by Ozark Airlines with Douglas DC-9s and Fairchild Hiller FH-227s to St. Louis and Chicago O'Hare. Air Illinois flew BAC One-Elevens (to St. Louis and Chicago) and HS 748s, Handley Page Jetstreams and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters. Air Illinois HS 748s flew nonstop to now closed Meigs Field on the lakefront of Lake Michigan next to downtown Chicago.

Airport services[edit]

The airport has a Subway, a gift shop, an automated teller machine, TV and a lounge.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SPI (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 29 July 2010.

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