South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field

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South Arkansas Regional Airport
at Goodwin Field
South Arkansas Regional Airport logo.jpg
El Dorado ELD.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of El Dorado
ServesEl Dorado, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL277 ft / 84 m
Coordinates33°13′16″N 092°48′48″W / 33.22111°N 92.81333°W / 33.22111; -92.81333Coordinates: 33°13′16″N 092°48′48″W / 33.22111°N 92.81333°W / 33.22111; -92.81333
WebsiteFlyELD.com
Map
ELD is located in Arkansas
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ELD is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 6,601 2,012 Asphalt
13/31 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2017)21,936
Based aircraft (2020)19

South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field (IATA: ELD, ICAO: KELD, FAA LID: ELD) is nine miles west of El Dorado, in Union County, Arkansas.[1] It was served by SeaPort Airlines, a service subsidized by the federal government's Essential Air Service program at a cost of $1,977,153 (per year).[2] SeaPort Airlines ceased operations on September 20, 2016.[3]

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023 categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).[4]

The first airline flights were on Chicago and Southern in 1945; Trans-Texas arrived in 1953 and Delta/C&S soon pulled out. The last TI Convair 600 left in 1977.

Facilities[edit]

The airport covers 1,540 acres (623 ha) at an elevation of 277 feet (84 m). It has two active asphalt runways: 4/22 is 6,601 by 150 feet (2,012 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 5,100 by 100 feet (1,554 x 30 m). Former runway 17/35 is closed; it had a concrete surface measuring 3,733 by 75 feet (1,138 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending June 30, 2017 the airport had 21,936 aircraft operations, an average of 60 per day: 73% general aviation, 13% air taxi, 11% airline and 2% military. In August 2020, there were 19 aircraft based at the airport: 12 single-engine, 2 multi-engine and 5 jet.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Southern Airways ExpressDallas/Fort Worth,[5] Hot Springs (AR), Memphis[6]

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares (Dec. 2014 – Nov. 2015)[7]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
SeaPort
8,120(100%)
Top domestic destinations (Dec. 2014 – Nov. 2015)[7]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Hot Springs, AR Memorial Field Airport (HOT) 1,860
2 Dallas, TX Dallas Love Field (DAL) 1,720
3 Houston, TX Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) 480

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for ELD PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. effective August 13 2020.
  2. ^ "Essential Air Service Reports". U.S. Department of Transportation. 2013-02-07. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Njus, Elliot (Sep 21, 2016). "SeaPort Airlines to be liquidated, fleet grounded". oregonlive.com. Retrieved Aug 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "El Dorado-Dallas flights start May 1". Arkansas Online. Apr 21, 2017. Retrieved Aug 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "El Dorado airport gets new flight to Memphis". Talkbusiness.net. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  7. ^ a b "El Dorado, AR: South Arkansas Regional At Goodwin Field (ELD)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. September 2015.

Other sources[edit]

  • 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.

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