Coles County Memorial Airport

Coles County Memorial Airport (IATA: MTO, ICAO: KMTO, FAA LID: MTO) is between Mattoon and Charleston in Coles County, Illinois.[1][2] Owned by the Coles County Airport Authority,[1] it is five miles east of Mattoon[1] and six miles west of Charleston. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a general aviation facility.[3]

Coles County Memorial Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerColes County Airport Authority
ServesMattoon/Charleston, Illinois
Elevation AMSL722 ft / 220 m
Coordinates39°28′41″N 088°16′45″W
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,501 1,982 Concrete
6/24 5,799 1,768 Asphalt
18/36 1,080 329 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations32,708
Based aircraft60

Airline flights (Ozark DC-3s) started in 1955; Ozark left in 1980. American Eagle flew to Chicago's O'Hare until 1991. Midway Connections also flew to Midway International in Chicago. Airline service ended in 2000 when Great Lakes Airlines, which operated flights to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport through the Purdue University Airport, left the airport. The service was under the United Express name.


The airport covers 1,225 acres (496 ha) at an elevation of 722 feet (220 m). It has three runways:[1]

  • 11/29 is 6,501 by 150 feet (1,982 x 46 m) concrete/grooved; has ILS
  • 6/24 is 5,799 by 100 feet (1,768 x 30 m) asphalt
  • 18/36 is 1,080 by 250 feet (329 x 76 m) turf

Other facilities:

  • VOR/DME (MTO): 109.40 MHz automated weather available on VOR
  • Fixed-base operator: Coles County Aviation
  • Airport Steakhouse Restaurant

In 2010 the airport had 32,708 aircraft operations, average 89 per day: 92% general aviation, 8% air taxi, and <1% military. 60 aircraft were then based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 5% helicopter, and 5% ultralight.[1]


  1. FAA Airport Master Record for MTO (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective May 31, 2012.
  2. "Coles County Memorial Airport". Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  3. "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.

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