Quincy Regional Airport
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. It is used for general aviation but also sees United Airlines partner SkyWest Airlines flights to O'Hare 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).
Quincy Regional Airport
NASA astronaut photo, 2008
|Owner||City of Quincy|
|Location||Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois|
|Elevation AMSL||769 ft / 234 m|
Source: Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 2,044 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 1,750 in 2009 and 7,783 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport.
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
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 5,877 by 150 feet (1,791 x 46 m) asphalt/concrete; 13/31 is 5,397 by 150 feet (1,645 x 46 m) asphalt.
In 2010 the airport had 22,595 aircraft operations, average 61 per day: 84% general aviation, 12% airline, 3% air taxi, and 2% military. 48 aircraft were then based at the airport: 63% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 19% jet, and 4% helicopter. This airport lacks a control tower and operates as an uncontrolled airport. 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).
Airline and destinations
|Cape Air||Chicago–O'Hare (Begins January 8th, 2020), St. Louis (Begins January 8th, 2020)|
|United Express||Chicago-O'Hare (Ends January 7th, 2020)|
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 1900 and 2 on the King Air were killed.
- FAA Airport Master Record for UIN ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective April 5, 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Essential Air Service Reports". U.S. Department of Transportation. 2013-02-07. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
"Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in
"Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "AirNav: KUIN - Quincy Regional Airport-Baldwin Field".
- Waldinger, Mike (January 30, 2018). "The proud history of architecture in Illinois". Springfield Business Journal. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft 1900C-1 N87GL Quincy Municipal Airport, IL Retrieved 2010-10-22
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2003-14492) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-1-17: selecting Trans States Airlines, Inc., d/b/a American Connection, to provide essential air service at Decatur, Illinois, for a new two-year period beginning April 1, 2005, at a subsidy rate of $954,404 annually, and selecting Corporate Airlines, Inc., d/b/a American Connection, to provide essential air service at Quincy, Illinois, for a new two-year period beginning August 1, 2005, at a subsidy rate of $1,097,406 annually.
- Order 2007-3-10: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide essential air service at Quincy, Illinois, for a two-year period at subsidies of $1,532,891 for the first year and $1,421,614 for the second year.
- Order 2009-10-13: selecting Hyannis Air Service, Inc. d/b/a Cape Air, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Marion/Herrin, Quincy, and Cape Girardeau, for a two-year period beginning when Cape Air inaugurates full EAS at each of the three communities and ending at the close of the 24th month thereafter, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $5,469,768 ($2,053,783 for Marion/Herrin, $1,946,270 for Quincy, and $1,469,715 for Cape Girardeau). The Department is selecting Multi-Aero, Inc. d/b/a Air Choice One to provide subsidized EAS at Decatur, Illinois, and Burlington, Iowa, for a two-year period beginning when it inaugurates full EAS and ending at the close of the 24th month thereafter, at a combined annual subsidy of $5,253,644 ($3,082,403 for Decatur and $2,171,241 for Burlington). The Department is selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized EAS at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for the two-year period from November 1, 2009, through October 31, 2011, at an annual subsidy of $1,292,906.
- Order 2011-4-12: re-selecting Hyannis Air Service, Inc. d/b/a Cape Air, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Marion/Herrin, Illinois (Marion) and Quincy, Illinois/Hannibal, Missouri (Quincy), and Cape Girardeau/Sikeston, Missouri (Cape Girardeau), for the four-year period from December 1, 2011, through November 30, 2015, for a combined annual subsidy rate of $5,689,438 ($2,104,616 for Marion, $1,956,856 for Quincy, and $1,627,966 for Cape Girardeau). Marion and Quincy will receive 36 weekly round trips and Cape Girardeau will receive 24 weekly round trips. All service will operate nonstop to/from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis) using eight- or nine-passenger Cessna 402 aircraft.
- Airport page at City of Quincy website
- Aerial photo as of April 1998 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for UIN, effective December 5, 2019
- Resources for this airport:
- Illinois Great Places - Quincy Regional Airport
- Society of Architectural Historians SAH ARCHIPEDIA entry on Quincy Regional Airport