Albert J. Ellis Airport, which codes are IATA, OAJ, ICAO, KOAJ, FAA, LID, is a public airport in North Carolina, Onslow County, In the United States. It is a county-owned airport. It is placed on Richlands, which is away from 10 nautical miles (19km) northwest of the Jacksonville central business district and, as well as Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
A passenger can find a single runway, and there are three gates. The airport is operated by the military, general aviation, as well as two airlines, which are commercial ones, American Eagle and Delta Connection. One of them, American Eagle, works in Charlotte. They are managed by PSA Airlines, which operates CRJ-200s, CRJ-700s, and CRJ-900s.
Delta Air Lines went public and announced new service from the airport, which would operate to Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Connection ExpressJet Airlines managed it, it was told on August 30, 2006, but it started working on December 11, 2006. ExpressJet CRJ-200s/700s/900s operated this company at OAJ. However, Delta began to working B-717 aircraft on ATL-OAJ on August 28, 2016.
The Capacity and Business Activity of the Airport
As for Passenger Annual traffic statistics, as the economy expanded and this airport gained more attention. It had 77,342 operations in 2000, this aircraft grew year over year, in 2004 there were 151,257 travelers. There were more than 300,000 passengers in 2010. The exact number was 314,883. As for the highest number, it was 352,455 passengers in 2012. The latest information is about 2017, and it says that there were 313,908 travelers.
History and Present-day Operations
Albert J. Ellis Airport area is 775 acres (314 ha) at an elevation. It is 94ft. It is above the mean sea level (29m). There can be found only one runway. It is designated 5/23, measures 7,100 by 15o ft (2164 x 46m).
To be measured 12-month period, which ends May 31, 2014, this airport operated 39,262 aircraft, it is the average 107 per day: 22% scheduled commercial, 6% air taxi, 19% military, and 53% general aviation. 24 aircraft were at this airport, while 19% were multi-engined, 81% single-engined.
In 2015, they opened a new 10,000-ft2 terminal, which offers fueling, flight instruction, maintenance, and aircraft rentals. This airport operates since Valentine's Day 1971. For the past years, they have been providing their services for travelers to find their destination safely.
Passengers must take into consideration that there are many advantages when they are using a regional airport versus when they are driving to a larger airport. When this airport was constructed, local people had not to buy fuel and as well as time to go to the bigger airport. As this airport is not big, there are lower prices in parking.
As for the busiest destinations from this airport, this is Charlotte, North Carolina, with number 94,000. The second busiest one in Atlanta, Georgia, with the average passenger 58,000.