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St. Louis Regional Airport
ALN logo.png
Airport type Public
Owner St. Louis Regional
Serves Alton, Illinois
Location Bethalto, Illinois
Elevation AMSL 544 ft / 166 m
Coordinates 38°53′25″N 090°02′46″W / 38.89028°N 90.04611°W / 38.89028; -90.04611
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 8,101 2,469 Asphalt
17/35 6,500 1,981 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 42,537
Based aircraft 102
Sources: FAA[1] and airport web site[2]
Diagram for St. Louis Regional (ALN)

St. Louis Regional Airport (IATA: ALNICAO: KALNFAA LID: ALN) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Alton, a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States.[1] It is located in the village of Bethalto,[3] but its mailing address is in East Alton.[2]

Its operations are paid for by an airport taxation district was created in 1946, which collects taxes from property owners in the Madison County townships of Alton, Wood River, Foster and Fort Russell.[4]

F-4 Phantom II on display at the airport with the control tower in the background

The St. Louis metropolitan area is also served by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri; MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Belleville, Illinois; St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois; and Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri.[3]



The airport was known as Civic Memorial Airport when it opened in 1946 and received its current name in 1984.[5]

In the spring of 2004, the airport was at the center of scandal when its recently-retired manager Marion Richardson and other current and former employees were investigated for suspicion of misappropriation of airport property.[6]

Facilities and aircraft

The 2,250 acres (911 ha) airfield sits at 544 ft (166 m) MSL. It has an 8100 by 150 ft (2469 by 46 m) primary runway that runs roughly east-west (11/29) and a 6500 by 100 ft (1981 by 30 m) crosswind runway that runs north-south (17/35).[1] With an ILS instrument approach and tower-controlled class D airspace, the facility can accommodate aircraft as large as a Boeing 747.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 42,537 aircraft operations, an average of 116 per day: 93% general aviation, 4% air taxi, 3% military and <1% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 102 aircraft based at this airport: 91% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 2% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ALN (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ a b St. Louis Regional Airport, official web site
  3. ^ a b The Economic Impact of St. Louis Regional AirportPDF (363 KB). March, 2006.
  4. ^ St. Louis Regional Airport Manager Plans to Retire Soon. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 16-Sep-2002.
  5. ^ St. Louis Regional Airport: Tradition, official web site
  6. ^ Resignations under way at airport. The Telegraph, 1-May-2004.

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