Joplin Regional Airport Information (Geography)

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Joplin Regional Airport (JLN)
Joplin Regional Airport Logo.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Joplin
Serves Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
Elevation  AMSL981 ft / 299 m
Coordinates 37°09′06″N 094°29′54″W / 37.15167°N 94.49833°W / 37.15167; -94.49833
JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT Latitude and Longitude:

37°09′06″N 094°29′54″W / 37.15167°N 94.49833°W / 37.15167; -94.49833
Airport Diagram
Airport Diagram
JLN is located in Missouri
Location of airport in Missouri
JLN is located in the United States
JLN (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,501 1,982 Asphalt
18/36 6,500 1,981 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2017)24,600
Based aircraft (2019)128

Joplin Regional Airport ( IATA: JLN, ICAO: KJLN, FAA LID: JLN) is a city-owned airport four miles (6.4 km) north of Joplin, in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. [1] It has airline service, which was subsidized by the Essential Air Service program until February 2019.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 26,380 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2014, [2] and 28,302 in 2015. [3] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility. [4]


An American Eagle ( Executive Airlines) ATR-72 arrives operating American's inaugural flight to Joplin (2011)
A pair of American Eagle ( Envoy Air) Embraer aircraft await return to Dallas/Fort Worth (2017)

American Airlines flew to Joplin from the 1940s until 1963; the first jets were Ozark DC-9s in 1968.

In the 1990s and early to mid-2000s Joplin had flights to St. Louis, Missouri by RegionsAir (" AmericanConnection") and to Memphis, Tennessee by Mesaba Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines (" Northwest Airlink"). [5] [6]

Air Midwest commenced service to Kansas City International Airport on August 1, 2006 (operating as US Airways Express) [7] The airline also started flying to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on October 5, 2006 (operating as Mesa Airlines). [8]

In 2007 Great Lakes Airlines began EAS-subsidised service to Kansas City International Airport after the end of commercial service by Mesa Airlines. The airline flew under its own certificate, but flights were code-shares with United Airlines. Air Midwest ended service to Joplin in 2009. [9] Great Lakes Airlines ended service on February 10, 2011, the day before American Eagle Airlines began daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Joplin.

On February 11, 2011, American Airlines, operated by American Eagle as Executive Airlines began service between Joplin and Dallas/Fort Worth. [9]

Executive Airlines has terminated service to Joplin as American Eagle operated by Envoy Air and Mesa Airlines now operate regional jets to Dallas/Fort Worth.


The airport covers 970 acres (390 ha) at an elevation of 981 feet (299 m). It has two asphalt runways: 13/31 is 6,501 by 150 feet (1,982 × 46 m) and 18/36 is 6,500 by 100 feet (1,981 × 30 m). [1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 24,600 aircraft operations, an average of 67 per day: 93% general aviation, 6% airline, and <1% military. In January 2019 there were 128 aircraft were then based at the airport: 105 single-engine, 10 multi-engine, 8 jets, 2 helicopters, and 3 ultralights. [1]

The fixed based operators (FBOs) at Joplin Regional Airport are Alpha Air Center and Mizzou Aviation, both located near the General Aviation terminal.

Airline and destinations


American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth


Carrier shares

Carrier shares: (Oct 2017 – Sep 2018) [10]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Envoy Air

Top destinations

Busiest domestic routes from JLN (Oct 2017 – Sep 2018) [10]
Rank Airport Passengers (2018) Passengers (2017) Change Carriers
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 39,780 32,530 1.22% American


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for JLN ( Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2014" (PDF). CY 2014 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF, 1.0 MB) on July 5, 2016. External link in |work= ( help)
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2015" (PDF). CY 2015 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF, 189 KB) on July 5, 2016. External link in |work= ( help)
  4. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. p. 109. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "TWA North America Destinations" (PDF). Trans World Airlines ( Archived from the original ( PDF) on November 25, 2001.
  6. ^ "TWExpress Midwest Routes" (PDF). Trans World Airlines ( Archived from the original (PDF) on November 7, 2001.
  7. ^ "Mesa Air Group Begins Service at Joplin, Missouri as US Airways Express". Press Release. Mesa Air Group. August 1, 2006.
  8. ^ "Mesa Air Group Announces Additional Nonstop Service From Joplin to Dallas/Ft Worth". Press Release. Mesa Air Group. August 1, 2006.
  9. ^ a b "American begins air service in Joplin on Feb. 11". Joplin Independent. January 16, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "BTS Transtats - JLN". Retrieved 4 January 2019.

Other sources

  • Essential Air Service documents ( Docket OST-2006-23932) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2006-5-11 (May 12, 2006): selecting Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide essential air service at Joplin, Missouri, for a two-year period at a subsidy of $849,757 annually.
    • Order 2008-7-8 (July 3, 2008): selecting Great Lakes Airlines, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Grand Island, Nebraska; Joplin, Missouri; El Dorado/Camden, Harrison, and Hot Springs, Arkansas; at a combined annual subsidy of $9,159,331 ($2,271,640 for Grand Island, $2,311,637 for El Dorado/Camden, $1,587,067 for Harrison, $1,991,307 for Hot Springs, and $997,680 for Joplin), for a two-year period beginning when Great Lakes inaugurates full EAS through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Order 2010-9-9 (September 8, 2010): selecting Executive Airlines d/b/a American Eagle Airlines to provide essential air service (EAS) at Joplin, Missouri, for an annual subsidy of $2,778,756, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates service.

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