Shreveport Regional Airport

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Shreveport Regional Airport
Shreveport Regional Airport, Shreveport, Louisiana.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Shreveport
OperatorShreveport Airport Authority
ServesShreveport and Bossier City
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
Elevation AMSL258 ft / 78.5 m
Coordinates32°26′48″N 093°49′32″W / 32.44667°N 93.82556°W / 32.44667; -93.82556
SHV is located in Louisiana
Location of airport in Louisiana
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 8,351 2,545 Asphalt
6/24 6,202 1,890 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Total cargo (Pounds)45,928,642 (2,015)
Based aircraft62
Airport operations41,007
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1] & Shreveport Airport Authority[2] & Airport IQ 5010[3]

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.[1]

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 281,447 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2017.[4] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007-2011, it is a primary commercial service airport.[5]

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.[6]


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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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[edit]

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).[1] 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.[10]

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.[11]

Shreveport Regional Airport was awarded the "2009 Louisiana Airport of the Year." It is Shreveport's third time winning the award.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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 Airbus A320 Family 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[12] 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
Seasonal: Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Orlando/Sanford
American Eagle Charlotte,[13] Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Connection Atlanta
United Express Denver, Houston–Intercontinental

Destinations map[edit]

Cargo airlines[edit]


Annual traffic[edit]

Annual passenger travel (enplanements + deplanements) at SHV, 2009 – 2018.[14]

Year Enplanements Deplanements Total Passenger Travel Gain/Loss
2009 254,737 252,716 507,453 Unavailable
2010 253,616 251,910 505,526 -0.38%
2011 280,046 277,153 557,199 +10.22%
2012 290,200 278,414 568,614 +2.05%
2013 292,986 292,820 585,806 +2.15%
2014 318,513 315,397 633,910 +8.31%
2015 305,061 307,506 612,567 -3.45%
2016 287,978 286,357 574,335 -5.45%
2017 291,447 279,730 561,177 -1.88%
2018 315,803 313,506 629,309 +12.14%

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic non-stop routes from SHV
(October 2016 – September 2017)
Rank City Passengers Airlines
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 96,560 American
2 Atlanta, Georgia 94,540 Delta
3 Houston (Intercontinental), Texas 37,800 United
4 Las Vegas, Nevada 15,680 Allegiant
5 Denver, Colorado 12,110 United
6 Orlando (Sanford), Florida 3,920 Allegiant
7 Charlotte, North Carolina 2,360 American

Airport Operations & Services[edit]

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017, the airport had 41,007 aircraft operations, an average of 112 per day: 35% air taxi, 44% general aviation, 13% air carrier and 8% military. At that time there were 62 aircraft based at this airport: 35% single-engine, 23% multi-engine, 39% jet and 3% helicopter.[1]

Based Aircraft (as of September 30, 2017)[16]
Type Fleet
Single Engine (SE) 22
Multi Engine (ME) 14
Jet (J) 24
Total Fixed Wing (SE + ME + J) 60
Helicopters 2
Gliders 0
Military 0

Ground Transportation Service[edit]

The Shreveport Regional Airport has many options for transportation to and from the airport.

Rental Car Companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

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[edit]

Art at the Airport (Artport)[edit]

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".[17]

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[edit]

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."[18]

The following is a list of productions shot at either Shreveport Regional or Shreveport Downtown airports:

Productions shot at Shreveport Regional Airport or Shreveport Downtown Airport
Project Type Year Network
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
Thief TV Mini-Series 2006 FX
W. Movie 2008 Lionsgate
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Movie 2008 Universal Pictures


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SHV (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "Shreveport Regional Airport, LA - Official Website".
  3. ^ "AirportIQ 5010". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2014-10-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) – Airports".
  6. ^ "Statistics" (PDF).
  7. ^ Feb. 1, 1976 Official Airline Guide (OAG)
  8. ^ Dec. 15, 1979 Delta Air Lines system timetable
  9. ^, Dec. 15, 1989 Official Airline Guide (OAG), Shreveport flight schedules
  10. ^ H. Lane Mitchell dies, funeral Friday morning", Shreveport Times, November 9, 1978, p. 10-A
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2014-06-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "American adds new domestic markets from Charlotte in Aug 2017".
  14. ^ "Activity Reports". Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  15. ^ "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. January 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "AirNav: KSHV - Shreveport Regional Airport".
  17. ^ "What is Artport? - Shreveport, Louisiana".
  18. ^ "Shreveport Airport Authority - Filming At The Airport".

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