Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (logo).jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerSpringfield Airport Authority
ServesSpringfield, Illinois
LocationSangamon County, Illinois, U.S.
Elevation AMSL598 ft / 182 m
Coordinates39°50′39″N 089°40′41″W / 39.84417°N 89.67806°W / 39.84417; -89.67806
SPI is located in Illinois
Location of airport in Illinois
SPI is located in the US
SPI (the US)
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
Aircraft operations (2016)31,869
Based aircraft (2017)169
Total Passengers Served (12 months ending Feb 2017)188,000
FAA airport diagram

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).[1]

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.[2]

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]

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.[1]

Terminal services[edit]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

Allegiant Air is the only airline utilizing mainline jets: McDonnell Douglas MD-80s and the Airbus A320 series. American Eagle and United Express flights from Springfield operated by 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.


Carrier shares[edit]

Carrier shares: (Mar 2016 – Feb 2017)[3]
Rank Carrier Passengers % of market
1 SkyWest 81,070 43.09%
2 Allegiant 54,930 29.2%
3 ExpressJet 49,900 26.52%
4 Envoy 1,180 0.63%
5 Sun Country 1,050 0.56%

Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from SPI
(Mar 2016 – Feb 2017)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 40,780 United
2 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 25,190 American
3 Punta Gorda, Florida 17,260 Allegiant
4 Orlando–Sanford, Florida 10,160 Allegiant


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SPI (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective May 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "RITA BTS Transtats - SPI". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

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