Monroe Regional Airport (Guide)

As for the Monroe Regional Airport, it is an airport in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. This airport is a public one. It can be found by a passenger with codes IATA: MLU, ICAO: KMLU, FAA LID: MLU. The owner of this airport is the City of Monroe. The airport is located three nautical miles, 6 km east of its central business district. Monroe Regional Airport was featured in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems by the Federal Aviation Administration for their 2011-2015 performance, and the category was the primary commercial service airport, it happened due to the number of passengers, as they had more than 10,000 passenger enplanement per year. In the calendar year 2011, this airport handled 107,290 passengers, and it was more than 6.84% more than in 2010, the number of passengers in 2010 was 100,419. What makes this unique airport one is that it is considered as the birthplace of Delta Air Lines, due to this airport's logo being on the Delta logo.

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Monroe Regional Airport (Guide)

As for the Monroe Regional Airport, it is an airport in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. This airport is a public one. It can be found by a passenger with codes IATA: MLU, ICAO: KMLU, FAA LID: MLU. The owner of this airport is the City of Monroe. The airport is located three nautical miles, 6 km east of its central business district. Monroe Regional Airport was featured in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems by the Federal Aviation Administration for their 2011-2015 performance, and the category was the primary commercial service airport, it happened due to the number of passengers, as they had more than 10,000 passenger enplanement per year. In the calendar year 2011, this airport handled 107,290 passengers, and it was more than 6.84% more than in 2010, the number of passengers in 2010 was 100,419. What makes this unique airport one is that it is considered as the birthplace of Delta Air Lines, due to this airport's logo being on the Delta logo.

Concerning the airlines, there are three airlines. American Eagle is one of them, and it serves Dallas and Fort Worth. Delta Connection serves Atlanta. However, United Express serves Houston and Intercontinental.

The Capacity and Business Activity of the Airport

Concerning the territory, which is the property of this airport, it is an area of 2,660 acres, 1,076 ha, at an elevation of 79 feet, 24 m, above mean sea level. A passenger can find three runways, which are asphalt surfaces: 18/36 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m), 14/32 is 4,999 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m), as well as 4/22 is 7,505 by 150 feet (2,288 x 46 m).

As of the ending date, December 31, 2015, for a year, this airport operated 38,828 aircraft. The average rate of those operations was 106 per day. Concerning the percentages, 1% was scheduled commercial, 20% was an air taxi, 22% military, while the most significant portion was 57% for general aviation. What concerns the aircraft which were based at this airport, 26% was multi-engine, while 74% was single-engine.

History and Present-day Operations

This airport was used as a cadet training center in August 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces Flying Training Command during World War II. Selman Army Airfield was the name of this airfield due to a Navy Pilot, who died at Norfolk, Virginia, on November 28, 1921. At first, Monroe was served by Delta Air Lines, and they provided Boeing 727-200, Boeing 737-200, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30, as well as McDonnell Douglas MD-80 to Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Birmingham, Atlanta. At this time there was one stop, passengers had not to change planes, they were flying directly to New York City. With Douglas DC-9-10, Southern Airways served Monroe. They flew to Baton Rouge, Memphis, New Orleans, Orlando, Chicago.