Elko Regional Airport
|Elko Regional Airport
J.C. Harris Field
Elko Regional Airport terminal
|IATA: EKO – ICAO: KEKO – FAA LID: EKO|
|Owner||City of Elko|
|Elevation AMSL||5,140 ft / 1,567 m|
The airport was named J.C. Harris Field in 1975 in honor of Jess C. Harris, a sheriff from Elko known as "The Flying Sheriff".
United Airlines Boeing 737-200s stopped at Elko from November 1977 until 1982, flying San Francisco - Reno - Elko - Ely - Salt Lake City. This route was United's last piston powered flight, a Douglas DC-6 until 1970. United replaced it with Convair 580s operated by Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) in a subcontract arrangement using the "UA" code.
Casino Express Airlines served Elko with Boeing 737-200s and was based in Elko. This airline supported the local casino industry and operated what were essentially scheduled charter flights from Elko to many U.S. cities starting in the late 1980s. Casino Express eventually changed its name to Xtra Airways which later ended these 737 flights from Elko.
In the year ending August 31, 2007 the airport had 16,520 aircraft operations, average 45 per day: 73% general aviation, 27% air taxi and <1% military. 69 aircraft were then based at this airport: 77% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 6% jet and 7% helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
|Delta Connection||Salt Lake City|
|1||Salt Lake City, Utah||19,000||Delta|
- FAA Airport Master Record for EKO ( PDF), effective 2007-12-20
- Air Mail Pioneers: Jess C. Harris
- "Elko Airport". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
- North American Official Airline Guide (OAG), February 1, 1976 edition
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elko Regional Airport.|
- Elko Airport, official site
- El Aero Services, Inc., the fixed base operator (FBO)
- PDF from Nevada DOT
- (PDF), effective November 12, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for EKO, effective November 12, 2015
- Resources for this airport: