Shreveport Regional Airport
|Owner||City of Shreveport|
|Operator||Shreveport Airport Authority|
|Serves||Shreveport and Bossier City|
|Elevation AMSL||258 ft / 78.5 m|
Shreveport Regional Airport (IATA: SHV, ICAO: KSHV, FAA LID: SHV) is a public use airport in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. It is owned by the City of Shreveport and located four nautical miles (7 km) southwest of its central business district.
The airport's runways and terminal are visible to traffic along Interstate 20, a main east–west corridor of the Southern United States. Shreveport Regional was designed to replace the Shreveport Downtown Airport, which limited growth due to close proximity of the Red River.
The airport had 306,761 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2015. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007-2011, it is a primary commercial service airport.
The FAA classifies Shreveport Regional Airport as a "Small Hub" airport. For the 2011-2012 calendar years, Shreveport Regional Airport ranked just under Mobile Regional Airport (Mobile, Alabama) and Fort Wayne International Airport (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and just above Jackson Hole Airport (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) and Yeager Airport (Charleston, West Virginia) in total enplanements.
- 1 History
- 2 Facilities and aircraft
- 3 Airlines and destinations
- 4 Statistics
- 5 Airport Operations & Services
- 6 The Arts and the Airport
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Historically, Shreveport was served by a number of airlines operating mainline jet service. Delta Air Lines was a major player at the airport for many years as Shreveport was a "focus city" and mini-hub for this air carrier. According to the February 1, 1976, edition of the Official Airline Guide (OAG), Delta was operating thirty-three (33) flights a day with Boeing 727-200 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 jetliners from Shreveport. The December 15, 1979, Delta timetable lists ten (10) daily direct, no change of plane and nonstop jet services to Atlanta as well as daily nonstop jet flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Little Rock, Birmingham, AL, Jackson, MS, Memphis, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. This Delta timetable also lists one-stop, no change of plane direct jet service from Shreveport to New York–La Guardia Airport, Los Angeles, San Francisco, national (now known as Reagan National) Airport in Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Denver, Chicago, and St. Louis. Delta later operated Boeing 737 and McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners from the airport as well. Northwest Airlines flew Douglas DC-9 jets nonstop to Memphis. Trans World Airlines (TWA) served the airport as well with Douglas DC-9 jet service to St. Louis. Other airlines that previously served Shreveport included the original Braniff International flying British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven jets followed by Boeing 727-200 jetliners nonstop to New Orleans and Fort Smith, AR, and also direct to Kansas City, Tulsa, Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul. The original Frontier Airlines (1950-1986) also served Shreveport and operated Boeing 737-200 jetliners nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth with direct, one-stop service to Denver. In the late 1970s Texas International Airlines serviced Shreveport with daily flights between Dallas and Texarkana using Convair 600 aircraft. In later years, American Airlines flew Boeing 727-200 and McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jet service nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth while Continental Airlines operated Douglas DC-9 jets on nonstop flights to Houston. Now defunct Royale Airlines, a commuter airline, was based at the Shreveport Regional Airport from 1962 until 1989. It served 23 cities in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida using Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante, Beechcraft Model 99, Short 330, Grumman Gulfstream I and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter turboprops as well as Douglas DC-9-10 jetliners.
Facilities and aircraft
Shreveport Regional Airport covers an area of 1,625 acres (658 ha) at an elevation of 258 feet (79 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 14/32 is 8,351 by 200 feet (2,545 x 61 m) and 6/24 is 6,202 by 150 feet (1,890×46 m). The airport is located off Hollywood Avenue with easy access to Interstate 20. Much of the work on the location of the facility was conducted by then Shreveport Public Works Commissioner H. Lane Mitchell, an engineer under whose jurisdiction the airport fell prior to implementation in 1978 of the mayor-council city charter.
In 2009, the airport opened a $30 million cargo terminal, which serves as an anchor for the Aero Park Industrial Park. Cargo tenants include United Parcel Service, FedEx, Integrated Airline Solutions, USA Jet, and Empire Airlines.
The recently[when?] renovated terminal now features wireless access and a restaurant between the two security checkpoints. The airport is also an alternate destination for American Airlines flights that cannot land at Dallas-Fort Worth Int'l and United Airlines that cannot land at Houston Intercontinental Airport due to bad weather. In June 2017, regional feeder ExpressJet Airlines closed their Shreveport based Embraer regional jet aircraft maintenance hangar.
In 2018, Western Global Airlines created a consolidated maintenance center at Shreveport Regional to serve its growing fleet of 16 Boeing 747 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 aircraft. The airline moved into the former Expressjet facilities. The airline cited Shreveport's central location as the reason for the airport being selected. The facility took in its first Boeing 747 on August 17, 2018.
Shreveport Regional Airport was awarded the "2009 Louisiana Airport of the Year." It is Shreveport's third time winning the award.
Airlines and destinations
Currently, most airline services from Shreveport are flown with regional jet aircraft with the exception of flights operated by Allegiant Air which are operated with McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners and Delta Air Lines with Boeing 717-200 jets. This Delta mainline nonstop jet service to Atlanta (ATL) became effective on July 2, 2014 and marked the return of such mainline flights from the Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) operated by the airline. Delta Connection flies nonstop to Atlanta as well with Canadair CRJ-200 and CRJ-900 regional jets on behalf of Delta. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, American Eagle operating on behalf of American Airlines began flying two daily nonstop flights with Canadair CRJ 700 regional jet aircraft featuring first class and coach cabin service to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). American Eagle also operates Canadair CRJ-200 as well as Embraer ERJ-140 and ERJ-145 regional jets nonstop to DFW. ExpressJet operating as United Express currently flies nonstop service to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Denver (DEN) with Canadair CRJ 700, Embraer ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 regional jets on behalf of United Airlines.
|Allegiant Air|| Las Vegas|
|American Eagle||Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta|
|United Express||Denver, Houston–Intercontinental|
Annual passenger travel (enplanements + deplanements) at SHV, 2009 through 2015.
|Year||Enplanements||Deplanements||Total Passenger Travel||Gain/Loss|
|1||Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas||96,560||American|
|3||Houston (Intercontinental), Texas||37,800||United|
|4||Las Vegas, Nevada||15,680||Allegiant|
|6||Orlando (Sanford), Florida||3,920||Allegiant|
|7||Charlotte, North Carolina||2,360||American|
Airport Operations & Services
For the 12-month period ending February 28, 2009, the airport had 56,713 aircraft operations, an average of 155 per day: 54% air taxi, 38% general aviation; and 9% military. At that time there were 64 aircraft based at this airport: 41% single-engine, 28% multi-engine, 28% jet and 3% helicopter.
|Single Engine (SE)||22|
|Multi Engine (ME)||14|
|Total Fixed Wing (SE + ME + J)||62|
Ground Transportation Service
The Shreveport Regional Airport has many options for transportation to and from the airport.
Rental Car Companies:
Taxi and Limo Services:
- Action Taxi
- Ace Cabs, Inc.
- Yellow Checker Cab
- VIP Taxi
- Shreveport Limousine
Public transportation is also available through SPORTRAN, Shreveport-Bossier's extensive public bus system.
The Arts and the Airport
Art at the Airport (Artport)
In 1990, the Airport Beautification Committee began a campaign to bring art and media to the Shreveport Regional Airport. Paintings, photographs, and projects by local school children decorate the lobby, hallways, and terminals of the airport. Officially known as Artport, the campaign declares itself "the only revolving public art display located in an airport setting in America, Artport features artwork from over 100 local and regional artists".
The Airport Beautification Committee hosts an annual gala-style event at the Shreveport Regional Airport showcasing local artists and raising funds for the program.
The Louisiana Film Industry and the Shreveport Regional Airport
After Hurricane Katrina devastated much of New Orleans and south Louisiana in 2005, Shreveport has been home to the booming film industry in Louisiana. With production companies shooting films all over north Louisiana, the Shreveport Regional has seen growth in flights, passengers, air cargo operations, and even filming at the airport itself.
Requests can be made to film at the Shreveport Regional Airport. The airport boasts that it is "a proud supporter of the Shreveport-Bossier Film Industry" and that it has "a reputation for making production easy, with full support and streamlined paperwork."
The following is a list of productions shot at either Shreveport Regional or Shreveport Downtown airports:
|Billy the Exterminator||TV Series||2009–2012||A&E|
|Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Movie||2008||New Line Cinema|
|My Mom's New Boyfriend||Movie||2008||Millennium Films|
|Leaves of Grass||Movie||2009||Millennium Films|
|Sordid Lives: The Series||TV Series||2008||Logo|
|Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins||Movie||2008||Universal Pictures|
- FAA Airport Master Record for SHV ( PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
- "Shreveport Regional Airport, LA - Official Website". flyshreveport.com.
- "AirportIQ 5010". www.gcr1.com. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
- "National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) – Airports". www.faa.gov.
- "Statistics" (PDF). faa.gov.
- Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG)
- Dec. 15, 1979 Delta Air Lines system timetable
- http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Shreveport flight schedules
- H. Lane Mitchell dies, funeral Friday morning", Shreveport Times, November 9, 1978, p. 10-A
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "American adds new domestic markets from Charlotte in Aug 2017".
- "Activity Reports". Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. January 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
- "AirNav: KSHV - Shreveport Regional Airport". www.airnav.com.
- "What is Artport? - Shreveport, Louisiana". artportshreveport.com.
- "Shreveport Airport Authority - Filming At The Airport". apps.shreveportla.gov.
- Shreveport Regional Airport
- (PDF), effective October 11, 2018
- FAA Terminal Procedures for SHV, effective October 11, 2018
- Resources for this airport: