About Imperial-El Centro, Ca Airport – IPL


Mokulele Airlines, a partner of Southern Airways, serves Imperial-El Centro and LA, California.

The airport is located one nautical mile (2 km) south of the central business district of Imperial, California, partially in the City of Imperial and partially in an unincorporated area of Imperial County. It serves nearby communities, including El Centro.

The IPL is also known as Boley Field.

The first scheduled passenger airline flights were operated by Western Airlines with Douglas DC-3s with service beginning during the late 1940s. Western’s service was followed by Bonanza Air Lines in the early 1950s also flying DC-3s.

Imperial County is mostly desert receiving less than 3″ average rainfall per year.

El Centro is the winter home of the Blue Angels.

Imperial County is roughly twice the size in total square miles as the State of Delaware.

Agriculture is the largest industry in Imperial County and accounts for 48% of all employment. Although this region is a desert, with high temperatures and low average rainfall of three inches per year, the economy is heavily based on agriculture due to irrigation, which is supplied wholly from the Colorado River via the All-American Canal.



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