Spirit of St. Louis Airport
|Spirit of St. Louis Airport|
|Owner||St. Louis County|
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Elevation AMSL||463 ft / 141 m|
Spirit of St. Louis Airport (IATA: SUS, ICAO: KSUS, FAA LID: SUS) is a public airport located 17 miles (27 km) west of the central business district of St. Louis, in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. It is owned by St. Louis County and named after the famous Spirit of St. Louis aircraft.
Facilities and aircraft
Spirit of St. Louis Airport covers an area of 1,300 acres (530 ha) and contains two parallel runways: 8L/26R measuring 5,000 x 75 ft (1,524 x 23 m) and 8R/26L measuring 7,485 x 150 (2,281 x 46 m), an all-weather, ILS-equipped runway.
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2016, the airport had 118,452 aircraft operations, an average of 325 per day: 80% general aviation, 18% air taxi, 1% military and <1% scheduled commercial. In January 2017, there were 417 aircraft based at this airport: 233 single-engine, 61 multi-engine, 99 jet and 24 helicopters.
In 2007, the airport finished a multimillion-dollar expansion project to add a parallel taxiway to the north of 8L/26R. This added land is currently available to lease with taxiway access.
The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show returned to the airport, May 3-4, 2014 after being absent since 2007. This year it featured an interactive STEM Expo and a Veteran's Village. The US Navy Blue Angels headlined the event.
Cargo carriers and destinations
|Castle Aviation||Cincinnati, Columbus-Rickenbacker|
operated by Ameriflight
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