In the United States, there are over 19,600 airports; about 5,000 are public, while over 14,000 are private. While many public airports are often inconvenient and hard to access, there are also many smaller, regional airports that can be easier to fly with than larger, commercial airports. If you are in Springfield Illinois and are looking for the closest airport, then look no further than Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Below are some FAQs about Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and its services. Find additional information about the Terminal on our Terminal page .
The Airport code is SPI.
The airport covers approximately 2,300 acres, with three runways. It is also the seventh busiest airport out of the 12 commercial airports in the state of Illinois.
Airport Terminal Facility Door B opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled departure and closes each night at 11:30 p.m. or after the last flight arrival.
Subway Restaurant is located inside door B across from the United ticket counter
There is an automatic teller machine located at door B
The Passenger Service Center and Gift Shop is located in the main terminal. The on-site Passenger Service Center allows you to make reservations, purchase tickets, find your airport flight schedule and connections, answer questions about Springfield, and more. If you are a member of the FlySPI Sky Club, you can also receive first class service and amenities.
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport offers multiple daily flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. The following airlines fly out of Springfield daily: Allegiant, American Airlines, United Airlines, Riverside Resort, and Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.
To find your airport flight schedule, visit flyspi.com to download a flight schedule PDF, or easily contact your air carrier for the most updated information.
The terminal opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled departure. If you have checked luggage, be sure to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure. The terminal closes at 11:30 pm or after the last flight arrives.
It is recommended that you arrive 60 minutes prior to departure for check-in and security screening. Allow more time during peak travel periods and inclement weather.
Yes, under certain conditions. If a passenger requires an escort due to disability or age, an escort must obtain a security pass. Speak with the ticketing agent upon check-in.
A valid and current government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID is accepted. Children under the age of 12 are not required to show identification. The absence of proper identification will result in additional screening.
You may request assistance during the reservation process or tell your ticket agent upon check-in
These items can go through screening. However, please be prepared to turn them on and operate them for the security screening personnel.
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Parking is free at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Get the details.
Many of the hotels have shuttle service to and from the airport.
Several rental car companies offer services at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. They are located at the east end of the terminal. Rental car companies include Hertz Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, National Car Rental, Alamo Car Rental, and Enterprise Car Rental. Get more information.
You will be required to show your boarding pass and a photo ID or visit www.tsa.gov for the latest information
The Transportation Safety Administration’s (TSA’s) web site provides abundant security tips and is an informative resource about the items you can and can’t bring on board an airplane. Click on the link above or visit www.tsa.gov
The Springfield Airport Authority Department of Operations 217-788-1081.