Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

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Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Elmira Corning Regional Airport Logo.jpg
Elmira Corning Regional Airport - USGS 22 April 1994.jpg
USGS aerial image – 22 April 1994
Airport type Public
Owner County of Chemung
Serves Elmira, New York, Corning, New York
Location Big Flats / Horseheads
Elevation AMSL 954 ft / 291 m
Coordinates 42°09′36″N 076°53′30″W / 42.16000°N 76.89167°W / 42.16000; -76.89167
Website www.ecairport.com
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 8,001 2,439 Asphalt
10/28 5,404 1,647 Asphalt
5/23 2,017 615 Turf
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft operations 22,164
Based aircraft 33
FAA diagram

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport[1][2] (IATA: ELMICAO: KELMFAA LID: ELM) is a county-owned public airport in Chemung County, New York,[1] seven miles northwest of Elmira[1] and eight miles east of Corning. It is in the town of Big Flats but its mailing address is Horseheads, New York. The airport was formerly Elmira Regional Airport.

The airport serves the Southern Tier of New York It has airline flights and general aviation and glider activities. It is north of the Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17); other airports in the area include Greater Binghamton Airport and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Greater Rochester International Airport and Syracuse International Airport are the closest airports with low cost carrier service although Allegiant Air does operate from the airport on one route to Florida.

Facilities and Amenities[edit]

The airport covers 1,000 acres (400 ha) at an elevation of 954 feet (291 m). It has three runways: 6/24 is 8,001 by 150 feet (2,439 x 46 m) asphalt; 10/28 is 5,404 by 150 feet (1,647 x 46 m) asphalt; 5/23 is 2,017 by 150 feet (615 x 46 m) turf.[1]

In the year ending June 30, 2013 the airport had 22,164 aircraft operations, average 61 per day: 51% general aviation, 33% air taxi, 13% airline and 2% military. 33 aircraft were then based at the airport: 52% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 30% jet, and 3% helicopter.[1] Airport services include free wireless Internet, automatic teller machines (ATM), conference rooms, and the DC2 Restaurant. A helicopter manufacturer, Schweizer Aircraft, is also located at the airport.


Airlines at ELM:

Allegiant Air operates the only scheduled mainline airliners from the airport, Airbus A320, McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.[3] Delta Connection service is flown with Canadair CRJ-200s, CRJ-700s, and CRJ-900s while US Airways Express service is flown with Canadair CRJ-200s and de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8s. United Express recently started operations into Elmira using Embraer ERJ-135s and ERJ-145s.

Mohawk/Allegheny/USAir flew to Elmira until 2001 when its affiliate took over; the first jets were BAC-111s in 1965. United replaced Capital and left Elmira in 1966.

Fixed base operators[edit]

General aviation facilities are in a separate terminal away from the commercial services. Atlantic Aviation has services such as fueling, landing fees, hangar space for all non commercial aircraft. First Flight has worldwide aircraft charters, management, and other services. FirstAir has many different aircraft for any charter need and a flight school; Skyline Air offers professional flight training.

Wings of Eagles[edit]

An aviation museum, the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, is at the airport.[4] The museum features about 20 display aircraft or full-size replicas.

Airline destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Orlando/Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
American Eagle Philadelphia
Delta Connection Detroit
Seasonal: Atlanta[5]
United Express Chicago–O'Hare (ends April 4, 2016)


Airlines Destinations
FedEx Feeder Greater Rochester International Airport
Ameriflight Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of ELM
(July 2010 – June 2011) [6]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Michigan Detroit, MI 68,000 Delta
2 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 53,000 US Airways
3 Florida Sanford, FL 16,000 Allegiant
4 Florida Fort Lauderdale, FL 7,000 Allegiant (former service)


On June 23, 1967, Mohawk Airlines Flight 40, operated with a British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven jet, crashed in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, shortly after taking off from Elmira/Corning, killing all 34 persons (30 passengers and 4 crew) on board.[7]


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