Monroe County Airport is a county-owned public-use airport in Bloomington, Indiana in the United States. The airport is located four nautical miles or seven kilometres southwest of the central business district of Bloomington, the city known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana.” The airport covers an area of 1,035 acres or 419 hectares, at an elevation of 845 feet or 258 metres above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways designated 17/35 and 6/24, measuring 6,500 feet or 1,981 metres long and 3,798 feet or 1,158 metres long, respectively. Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services (Cook Aviation and BMG Aviation) and car rental services are available at Monroe County Airport. Commercial service at the airport has not been available since 1997 due to its proximity to Indianapolis International Airport, which is 50 miles north. For the year ending 2012, Monroe County Airport had an average of 61 aircraft operations per day – 94% general aviation, 4% air taxi, 3% military, and <1% scheduled commercial. During the said period, there were 104 aircraft based at the airport – 80 single-engine, 17 multi-engine, four jets, two helicopters, and one ultralight.
Fifty miles north of Monroe County Airport in Bloomington, Indiana is the Indianapolis International Airport, located seven miles or 11 kilometres southwest of downtown Indianapolis in Indiana, United States. The airport serves not only Indianapolis, but also many nearby small and mid-sized cities including Anderson, Bloomington, Columbus, Kokomo, Muncie, Lafayette and West Lafayette, Terre Haute, and the neighbouring states of Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. The airlines that operate at Indianapolis International Airport are Air Canada Express, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, and US Airways Express.
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