Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
|Owner/Operator||Springfield Airport Authority|
|Location||Sangamon County, Illinois, U.S.|
|Elevation AMSL||598 ft / 182 m|
FAA airport diagram
Location of airport in Illinois, United States
SPI (the United States)
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (IATA: SPI, ICAO: KSPI, FAA LID: SPI) is a civil-military airport in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States, three miles (6 km) northwest of downtown Springfield. It is owned by the Springfield Airport Authority (SAA).
It is the seventh busiest airport of the 12 commercial airports in Illinois.
The airport is home to Capital Airport Air National Guard Station, a 91-acre (370,000 m2) facility on land leased from the Springfield Airport Authority (SAA). It is home to the 183d Fighter Wing (183 FW), an Illinois Air National Guard unit operationally gained by the Air Combat Command (ACC) and State Headquarters, Illinois Air National Guard. Historically a fighter unit, the 183 FW consists of 321 full-time and 800 part-time military personnel (total strength 1,321).
The airport covers 2,300 acres (930 ha) at an elevation of 598 feet (182 m). It has three runways: 4/22 is 8,001 by 150 feet (2,439 x 46 m) concrete; 13/31 is 7,400 by 150 feet (2,256 x 46 m) asphalt; 18/36 is 5,300 by 150 feet (1,615 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete.
In the year ending July 31, 2019 the airport had 26,597 aircraft operations, average 73 per day: 66% general aviation, 18% military, 15% air taxi, and 1% airline. In June 2020, 169 aircraft were based at the airport: 133 single-engine, 29 multi-engine, 6 jet, and 1 helicopter.
|Allegiant Air||Phoenix–Mesa (begins November 18, 2021), Punta Gorda (FL)|
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
The airport was previously served by Ozark Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10s, DC-9-30s and Fairchild Hiller FH-227s to St. Louis and Chicago O'Hare Airport. Air Illinois flew BAC One-Elevens (to St. Louis and Chicago) and also served the airport with Hawker Siddeley HS 748s, Handley Page Jetstreams and de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters. Among other routes, Air Illinois HS 748s flew nonstop to now closed Meigs Field on the lakefront next to downtown Chicago.
|Rank||Carrier||Passengers||% of market|
|3||Punta Gorda, Florida||13,000||Allegiant|
|2||Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas||9,000||American|