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 typePublic
OwnerCounty of Chemung
ServesElmira, New York, Corning, New York
LocationBig Flats / Horseheads
Elevation AMSL954 ft / 291 m
Coordinates42°09′36″N 076°53′30″W / 42.16000°N 76.89167°W / 42.16000; -76.89167
ELM is located in New York
Location of airport in New York / United States
ELM is located in the United States
ELM (the United States)
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 operations22,164
Based aircraft33
FAA diagram

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport[1][2] (IATA: ELM, ICAO: KELM, FAA 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 (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.[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 a Dunkin' Donuts Restaurant.


Allegiant Air operates the only scheduled mainline airliners from the airport: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, McDonnell Douglas MD-80.[5] 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.

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 near the airport.[6] 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. [7] 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.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Allegiant Air Orlando/Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Delta Connection Detroit
Seasonal: Atlanta
United Express Washington–Dulles


Ameriflight Buffalo
FedEx Feeder Rochester (NY)


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from ELM
(August 2017 - July 2018)[9]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Michigan Detroit, Michigan 81,000 Delta
2 Florida Orlando/Sanford, Florida 25,000 Allegiant
3 Florida St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida 17,000 Allegiant
4 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey 6,000 United
5 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia 1,000 Delta

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f FAA Airport Master Record for ELM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 2013-10-17.
  2. ^ "Elmira/Corning Regional Airport" (PDF).. New York State Department of Transportation. Accessed 13 October 2009.
  3. ^ "CommutAir | AirlinePilotCentral.com". www.airlinepilotcentral.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  4. ^ "United returning to Elmira airport". Elmira Star-Gazette. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  5. ^ allegiantair.com
  6. ^ Wings of Eagles website. Accessed 13 October 2009.
  7. ^ https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-58-million-transformation-elmira-corning-regional-airport
  8. ^ https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-completion-615-million-modernization-elmira-corning-regional-airport
  9. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=ELM&Airport_Name=Elmira/Corning,%20NY:%20Harris%20Hill%20Glider%20Port&carrier=FACTS
  10. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 13 October 2009.

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