Ely Jet Center
|Owner||White Pine County|
|Elevation AMSL||6,259 ft / 1,908 m|
The Federal Aviation Administration says this airport had 239 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 216 in 2009 and 245 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation airport.
Ely's first airline flights were operated by United Airlines with Convair 340 prop aircraft in 1955. United's last piston powered flights, operated with Douglas DC-6Bs, served Ely until 1970. United's service to Ely was then operated with Convair 580 turboprops flown by Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) via a subcontract arrangement. United mainline Boeing 737-200 jetliners took over from November 1977 until 1982, flying San Francisco - Reno - Elko - Ely - Salt Lake City round trip service. Ely is the smallest destination, population-wise, ever to be served year round by United mainline jets.
On November 12, 2006 Air Midwest operating Beechcraft 1900D commuter turboprops as US Airways Express initiated flights to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada via Cedar City Regional Airport in Cedar City, Utah, The stop in Cedar City was due to the fact that McCarran Airport requires Transportation Security Administration screening not available at Ely Airport. Previously, Scenic Airlines scheduled flights to North Las Vegas Airport and Elko Regional Airport. Great Lakes Aviation later served Ely with Beechcraft 1900D turboprop flights as well.
Ely Airport covers 4,999 acres (2,023 ha) at an elevation of 6,259 feet (1,908 m). It has two asphalt runways: 18/36 is 6,018 by 150 feet (1,834 x 46 m) and 12/30 is 4,825 by 60 feet (1,471 x 18 m).
In the year ending July 31, 2011 the airport had 4,997 aircraft operations, average 13 per day: 54% air taxi, 32% general aviation, 11% airline and 3% military. 19 aircraft were then based here: 42% single-engine, 32% glider, and 26% ultralight.
- FAA Airport Master Record for ELY ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
"Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in
"Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- Mesa Air to provide Las Vegas flights (Sep. 22, 2006)[permanent dead link]
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1995-361) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2006-4-9: selecting Scenic Airlines, Inc., to continue to provide subsidized essential air service at Ely, Nevada, consisting of six nonstop round trips a week to Elko and six nonstop round trips a week to North Las Vegas Airport, for a new two-year term, through February 29, 2008.
- Order 2006-8-29: selecting Mesa Air Group Inc. d/b/a Air Midwest to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, for two years, beginning when the carrier inaugurates service. Merced and Visalia will receive 23 weekly round trips to Las Vegas, operated on a Las Vegas - Merced - Visalia - Las Vegas or Las Vegas - Visalia - Merced - Las Vegas routing at an annual subsidy rate of $1,599,207. Ely will receive 6 nonstop round trips each week to Salt Lake City at an annual subsidy rate of $647,709. Air Midwest will operate as America West Express/US Airways Express and serve each community with 19-passenger Beech 1900-Ds.
- Order 2008-6-26: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, for the two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full EAS pursuant to this Order, at an annual subsidy of $4,900,401 with 19-seat Beech 1900Ds.
- Order 2010-9-13: re-selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) with 19-passenger Beechcraft B-1900Ds at Merced and Visalia, California, and Ely, Nevada, from October 1, 2010, through September 31, 2012. The annual subsidy rates will be $1,961,174, $1,746,507, and $1,752,067 for Merced, Visalia and Ely, respectively, for a total of $5,459,748.
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- "Diagram of Ely Airport (ELY)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-13. from Nevada DOT
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ELY, effective August 16, 2018
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