Greater Kankakee Airport

Greater Kankakee Airport (IATA: IKK, ICAO: KIKK, FAA LID: IKK) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Kankakee, a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Greater Kankakee Airport
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorKankakee Valley Airport Authority
ServesKankakee, Illinois
Elevation AMSL629 ft / 192 m
Coordinates41°04′17″N 087°50′47″W / 41.07139°N 87.84639°W / 41.07139; -87.84639Coordinates: 41°04′17″N 087°50′47″W / 41.07139°N 87.84639°W / 41.07139; -87.84639
IKK is located in Illinois
Location of airport in Illinois
IKK is located in the United States
IKK (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,981 1,823 Asphalt
16/34 4,398 1,341 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations50,000
Based aircraft119

The airport was opened in 1962 and continues to operate as a general aviation facility serving the Kankakee area and South Chicago. It is 60 miles (97 km) south of Chicago and 75 miles (121 km) north of Champaign, Illinois. It is the largest airport between the Chicago Midway Airport and the Champaign Airport. Greater Kankakee is a general aviation airport, consisting of mostly private aircraft with a mix of corporate and business aircraft usage.

The airport is owned and operated by the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority. The authority has an appointed board of directors totaling six members: three members from the Kankakee County Board and one each from the communities of Kankakee, Bradley, and Bourbonnais.

Facilities and aircraftEdit

Greater Kankakee Airport covers an area of 950 acres (384 ha) at an elevation of 629 feet (192 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: 4/22 is 5,981 by 100 feet (1,823 x 30 m) and 16/34 is 4,398 by 75 feet (1,341 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2011, the airport had 50,000 aircraft operations, an average of 136 per day: 92% general aviation, 6% military, and 2% air taxi. At that time there were 119 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 13% ultralight, 9% multi-engine, 3% jet, and 2% helicopter.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for IKK PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on October 27, 2012. External link in |work= (help)

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