Indianapolis Regional Airport

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Indianapolis Regional Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerIndianapolis Airport Authority
OperatorIndy Jet
ServesIndianapolis, Indiana
LocationGreenfield / McCordsville
Elevation AMSL862 ft / 263 m
Coordinates39°50′37″N 085°53′49″W / 39.84361°N 85.89694°W / 39.84361; -85.89694Coordinates: 39°50′37″N 085°53′49″W / 39.84361°N 85.89694°W / 39.84361; -85.89694
MQJ is located in Indiana
Location of airport in Indiana
MQJ is located in the United States
MQJ (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 6,005 1,830 Asphalt
16/34 3,901 1,189 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2011)47,600
Based aircraft (2018)107
Sources: FAA,[1] IAA.[2]

Indianapolis Regional Airport[1][2] (ICAO: KMQJ, FAA LID: MQJ) is a public use airport in Hancock County, Indiana, United States.[1] Owned by Indianapolis Airport Authority, it is 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of the central business district of Indianapolis.[1] The airport is also 7 nautical miles (13 km) northwest of Greenfield[3] and 3 nautical miles (6 km) southwest of McCordsville.[4] It was known as Mount Comfort Airport until March 2011.[2][5]

This facility is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport[6] for Indianapolis International Airport. Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Indianapolis Regional Airport is assigned MQJ by the FAA[1] but has no designation from the IATA[7] (which assigned MQJ to Moma Airport in Khonuu, Russia).[8]

The airport is home to the Indianapolis Air Show.[9]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Indianapolis Regional Airport covers an area of 1,805 acres (730 ha) at an elevation of 862 feet (263 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 7/25 with a 6,005 by 100 ft (1,830 by 30 m) asphalt surface and 16/34 with a 3,901 by 75 ft (1,189 by 23 m) concrete surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 47,600 aircraft operations, an average of 130 per day: 84% general aviation and 16% air taxi. In June 2018, there were 107 aircraft based at this airport: 87 single-engine, 8 multi-engine, 10 jet, 1 helicopter and 1 glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g FAA Airport Master Record for MQJ (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Indianapolis Regional Airport". Indianapolis Airport Authority. Archived from the original on August 15, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Distance and heading from Greenfield to KMQJ". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Distance and heading from McCordsville to KMQJ". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mount Comfort Airport becomes Indianapolis Regional on Friday, March 11, 2011" (PDF) (Press release). Indianapolis Airport Authority. March 9, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 12, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Regional (IATA: none, ICAO: KMQJ, FAA: MQJ)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (MQJ – City: Khonuu, Airport: Moma)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  9. ^ Indianapolis Air Show

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