Jonesboro Municipal Airport
Jonesboro Municipal Airport
|Owner||City of Jonesboro|
|Elevation AMSL||262 ft / 80 m|
Jonesboro Municipal Airport (IATA: JBR, ICAO: KJBR, FAA LID: JBR) is located three miles east of Jonesboro, in Craighead County, Arkansas. It is mostly used for general aviation and is served by Air Choice One through the federally subsidized Essential Air Service program.
The first airline flights were Ozark DC-3s in 1950-51; Ozark left in 1954-55. Trans-Texas DC-3s appeared in 1961, and Texas International's last Convair 600 left in 1976.
Jonesboro Municipal Airport covers 1,000 acres (405 ha) at an elevation of 262 feet (80 m). It has two runways: 5/23 is 6,200 by 150 feet (1,890 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 4,099 by 150 feet (1,249 x 46 m).
In the year ending August 31, 2016 the airport had 20,156 aircraft operations, an average of 55 per day: 87% general aviation, 13% air taxi and less than 1% military. In October 2019, 110 aircraft were based at this airport: 71 single-engine, 27 multi-engine, 10 jet and 2 helicopter.
Airline and destination
Scheduled airline service:
|Air Choice One||Jackson (TN), St. Louis|
|Carrier||Passengers (arriving and departing)|
|Air Choice One|
|1||St. Louis, Missouri||5,080||Air Choice One|
|2||Jackson, TN||10||Air Choice One|
- FAA Airport Master Record for JBR ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective October 10, 2019.
"2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 27 September 2012. External link in
- Mesa Plans to Drop Ark Service, January 23, 2008,
- "Jonesboro Municipal (JBR) Summary Statistics". July 2019.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1997-2935) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-1-14: selecting Air Midwest, Inc., to provide essential air service at El Dorado/Camden, Jonesboro, Harrison and Hot Springs, Arkansas, at a subsidy rate of $4,155,550 annually for a two-year rate term.
- Order 2007-1-7: selecting Air Midwest, Inc. to provide essential air service at El Dorado/Camden, Jonesboro, Harrison and Hot Springs, Arkansas, at a subsidy rate of $4,296,348 annually for the two-year rate term beginning April 1, 2007.
- Order 2009-6-25: tentatively selecting Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc. d/b/a SeaPort Airlines (SeaPort) to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at El Dorado/Camden, Harrison, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro, Arkansas, for two years.
- Order 2009-7-8: making final the tentative selection of Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc. d/b/a SeaPort Airlines, to provide essential air service at El Dorado/Camden, Harrison, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.
- Jonesboro Municipal Airport at City of Jonesboro web site
- Jonesboro Municipal (JBR) from Arkansas Department of Aeronautics
- Aerial image as of 28 February 2001 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for JBR, effective November 7, 2019
- Resources for this airport: