Abilene Regional Airport (IATA: ABI, ICAO: KABI, FAA LID: ABI) is a public airport 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Abilene, in Taylor County, Texas. It is within the Abilene city limits and owned and operated by the City. Most operations at the airport are general aviation and military training. Abilene Regional is currently served by one airline, Envoy Air operating as American Eagle, with daily Embraer regional jet flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW). American Eagle introduced an additional regional jet flight to DFW on August 19, 2014 thus increasing the number of flights to this major American Airlines hub. SkyWest Airlines, operating under United Express, will begin operating two daily round-trip flights between Abilene and Houston-Intercontinental in October 2020 using CRJ jets. This will mark the first time that Abilene has been served regularly by two airlines since 2008, when Continental Airlines (which has since merged with United) ended its Abilene-Houston regional service. Allegiant Airlines operated twice-weekly flights to Las Vegas (LAS) with McDonnell Douglas MD-80 jetliners in 2006 07 before ceasing all service to Abilene. Charter air carriers such as Sun Country Airlines continue to operate flights on an occasional basis from ABI to Las Vegas with mainline jet aircraft such as the Boeing 737. Air freight service to Abilene is provided primarily by subcontractors. The airport was formerly served by major carriers; UPS and USPS now primarily truck their overnight packages in from Dallas-Fort Worth, and most Abilene-bound FedEx Express shipments are sent through Lubbock. Native Air (formerly Southwest Medevac) housed an emergency medical helicopter and crew at the airport for about 10 years, but closed the base in 2014. The city’s remaining emergency medical helicopter service is provided by Air Evac Lifeteam, with its aircraft and crew stationed at Hendrick Medical Center. Abilene Regional is also home to Eagle Aviation Services, Inc. , which is a heavy-maintenance base for all American Eagle aircraft. Basically every plane in the airline’s fleet is maintained at ABI. The airport grounds also acted as an aircraft boneyard for American Eagle, which stored around 20 retired Saab 340 turboprop aircraft which remain in the airline’s livery. American Eagle replaced these propjets with Embraer regional jets. Texas State Technical College provides aviation maintenance training at its on-field hangar base.
|Contact Number:||+1 325-676-6367|
|Airport Address:||2933 Airport Blvd, Abilene, TX 79602, United States|