Elmira Corning Regional Airport
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
USGS aerial image – 22 April 1994
|Owner||County of Chemung|
|Serves||Elmira, New York, Corning, New York|
|Location||Big Flats / Horseheads|
|Elevation AMSL||954 ft / 291 m|
Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (IATA: ELM, ICAO: KELM, FAA LID: ELM) is a county-owned public airport in Chemung County, New York, seven miles northwest of Elmira 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 (Interstate 86); 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 two routes to Florida.
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.
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. Airport services include free wireless Internet, automatic teller machines (ATM), conference rooms, and a Dunkin' Donuts Restaurant.
- Allegiant Air
- Delta Connection operated by GoJet Airlines, ExpressJet and Pinnacle Airlines on behalf of Delta Air Lines
- United Express operated by CommutAir (began April 2018). Service is to Washington, DC using Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft.
Allegiant Air operates the only scheduled mainline airliners from the airport: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, McDonnell Douglas MD-80. Delta Connection service is flown with Canadair CRJ-200s, CRJ-700s, and CRJ-900s.
Mohawk/Allegheny/USAir flew to Elmira until 2001 when its affiliate took over; the first jets were Mohawk BAC-111s in 1965. United replaced Capital and left Elmira in 1966.
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
An aviation museum, the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, is near the airport. The museum features about 20 display aircraft or full-size replicas.
In 2016 the airport received a $40 million grant from the state of New York for a major redesign.  The improvements aimed to increase airport passenger space, add two new jet bridges, 300 parking spaces, and a 3,000 square foot bar and restaurant.
On November 2, 2018 Governor Cuomo announced that the renovations were complete.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Orlando/Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|
|Delta Connection|| Detroit|
|Domestic Destinations Map|
|FedEx Feeder||Rochester (NY)|
|3||St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida||17,000||Allegiant|
|4||Newark, New Jersey||6,000||United|
Accidents and incidents
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.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ELM ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 2013-10-17.
- "Elmira/Corning Regional Airport" (PDF).. New York State Department of Transportation. Accessed 13 October 2009.
- "CommutAir | AirlinePilotCentral.com". www.airlinepilotcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
- "United returning to Elmira airport". Elmira Star-Gazette. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
- Wings of Eagles website. Accessed 13 October 2009.
- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 13 October 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elmira/Corning Regional Airport.|
- Elmira Corning Regional Airport, official site
- (PDF), effective June 20, 2019
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ELM, effective June 20, 2019
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