Quincy Regional Airport
|Owner||City of Quincy|
|Location||Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois|
|Elevation AMSL||769 ft / 234 m|
Quincy Regional Airport (IATA: UIN, ICAO: KUIN, FAA LID: UIN) (Baldwin Field) is a city-owned airport 12 miles east of Quincy, a city in Adams County, Illinois, United States. It is used for general aviation but also sees Cape Air flights to O'Hare International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport, a service which is subsidized by the federal government's Essential Air Service program at a cost of $1,956,856 (per year).
The first airline flights were on Mid-Continent in 1947; successor Braniff left in 1959. TWA arrived in 1948 and left in 1953-54; Ozark arrived in 1950 and left in 1982.
It is the twelfth busiest of the 12 commercial airports in Illinois.[when?]
The airport covers 1,101 acres (446 ha) at an elevation of 769 feet (234 m). It has three runways: 4/22 is 7,098 by 150 feet (2,163 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete; 18/36 is 5,400 by 150 feet (1,646 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete; 13/31 is 5,397 by 150 feet (1,645 x 46 m) asphalt.
For the twelve month period ending January 1, 2019, the airport had 19,444 aircraft operations, an average of 53 per day: 80% general aviation, 20% air taxi and less than 1% military. In July 2021, there were 54 aircraft based at this airport: 33 single-engine, 7 multi-engine, 13 jet and 1 ultra-light.
In celebration of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial, Quincy Regional Airport was selected as one of the Illinois 200 Great Places by the American Institute of Architects Illinois component (AIA Illinois).
|Cape Air||Chicago–O'Hare, St. Louis|
On November 6, 2006, Mesa Airlines announced that new non-stop service to Chicago Midway International Airport and Kirksville Regional Airport would begin in February 2007 operated by subsidiary Air Midwest. Nine months after starting the service, Mesa announced they would drop Quincy on November 9, 2007. The airport was formerly served by Trans World Express and Great Lakes Airlines.
On November 19, 1996, United Express Flight 5925 from Chicago via Burlington, Iowa, crashed on landing at Quincy. A Beechcraft King Air was attempting to takeoff on an intersecting runway while the United Express Beechcraft 1900 landed; the aircraft collided at the runway intersection. All 12 on the B1900 and two on the King Air were killed.