Bessemer Airport

Bessemer Airport
Bessemer Airport.jpg
NAIP aerial image, 2006
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Bessemer
ServesBessemer, Alabama
Elevation AMSL700 ft / 213 m
Coordinates33°18′45″N 086°55′35″W / 33.31250°N 86.92639°W / 33.31250; -86.92639Coordinates: 33°18′45″N 086°55′35″W / 33.31250°N 86.92639°W / 33.31250; -86.92639
EKY is located in Alabama
Location of airport in Alabama
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,007 1,831 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Operations (2016)102,600
Based Aircraft117

Bessemer Airport (ICAO: KEKY, FAA LID: EKY, formerly 2A3) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Bessemer, a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a reliever airport[2] for the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.[1]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned EKY by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities and Aircraft[]

Bessemer Airport covers an area of 380 acres (150 ha) at an elevation of 700 feet (213 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,007 by 100 feet (1,831 x 30 m).[1] An Instrument Landing System was installed in 2000.[4] The airport received funding to expand the runway from 5,700 feet (1,737 m). A Civil Air Patrol squadron also operates from this airport.

For the 12-month period ending January 27, 2010, the airport had 102,600 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 281 per day. At that time there were 99 aircraft based at this airport: 70% single-engine, 20% multi-engine, 7% jet and 3% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for EKY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Bessemer Airport (ICAO: KEKY, FAA: EKY)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  4. ^ Installation of ILS, Birmingham Business Journal, 19-May-2000

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