In 2013, construction began on a new, two-story terminal at OAJ-Ellis Airport. The terminal features over 57,000 sq. ft. of passenger and operational spaces with expanded screening, waiting and boarding areas. Additionally, it offers second level boarding via covered passenger boarding bridges, new concessions and other passenger amenities commonly found at modern airports. The design of this terminal was inspired by local forestlands, beaches, communities, and water, making it perfect for its coastal location. The new terminal accommodates current demand and growth. The terminal was updated to modern standards of energy and functional efficiency, with the ability to facilitate competition and improve safety and security.
To help modernize OAJ and to fund certain improvements, OAJ is utilizing Passenger Facility Charges of $4.50 per enplaned passenger at the airport.
OAJ-Ellis Airport is conveniently located near Jacksonville, NC and is served by Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, with flights from Jacksonville to Charlotte and Atlanta. Contact us today for more information.
OAJ-Ellis Airport is the fastest-growing airport in North Carolina. More than 344,000 passengers use the Onslow County airport annually. OAJ-Ellis Airport is served by Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, giving passengers access to destinations worldwide.
Jacksonville, and Onslow County, in general, is a destination in and of itself. It is home to the area’s active duty military personnel and their dependents, as well as families, tourists, and business and industry travelers.
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When it comes to requesting new flights, airlines and destinations, unfortunately, we can only suggest destinations to the airlines since they do the flying. OAJ meets with airlines a few times each year and if there is enough demand we are able to suggest direct flights, such as New York, Washington, etc. The airlines want to see that there is existing demand as well as room for growth before they take the financial risk. If local passengers fly from another city, the airlines don’t credit the demand to Jacksonville. Happy travels!