Alaska Transportation

The important means of transportations available in Alaska are:

Alaska Air Transportation

The air transportation in Alaska is very well developed and it made transportation possible to places in Alaska which are not accessible through roads and sea. The air transport in Alaska is cheaper and also more efficient. Alaska has the highest number of pilots in the United States out of 663,661 residents, 8,550 are pilots. Alaskan airlines are the major airline of Alaska and it offers services especially from Anchorage and Fairbank to Kodiak, Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue, Dillingham etc. other important commercial flights are Era Aviation, Pen Air, Frontier Flying Service and Pacific Alaska Airways. The major airport of Alaska are Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fairbanks International airport, Juneau International Airport and Ketchikan International Airport. There are also many minor airports like Nome Airport, Valdez Airport, Kenai Municipal Airport, and Kodiak Airport etc. The longest runway of the world is situated in Alaska. The entire length of Richardson Highway being an emergency landing area, is  the longest runway. Two important seaplane bases are Akutan seaplane base and Lake Hood seaplane base.

Alaska Road Transportation

In 1959, after the achievement of statehood, the state concentrated much on improving Alaska’s road transportation system. Over 1,800 miles of connecting roads and 1,300 miles of isolated roads were constructed in Alaska. But all together the Alaska’s road system covers only a small area of the state and thus Alaska is considered as the least connected state in terms of transportation. The road system mainly connects the central population centers with the Alaska Highway. The road system of the South Central Alaska was destroyed in the 1964 by the Good Friday earthquake. But it was reconstructed very soon. In 1970s new road systems were built in the Fairbanks to Anchorage route, the George Parks Highway through the Sustins and Nenana river valleys. As the oil fields were of great economical importance in Alaska especially in the Arctic coast, road system was constructed between Fairbanks and the Alaska’s Arctic coast in 1970. There is no road system available to the state capital Juneau and many controversies have been going over decades to change the capital from Juneau to a city which is accessible by road. In mid 1980s the state was trying to construct new roads along South East Alaska’s coastline to link Juneau with the road system. There were several tunnels in the road system, the most important of which is the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel; it forms a link between the Sewards Highway and the Whittier.

Alaska State Highways

The important State Highways are Alaska Highway, Dalton Highway, Highway, Sterling Highway, Elliott Highway, Glenn Highway, Taylor Highway, Tok Cut-off, Richardson Highway, Sewards Highway and Parks Highway.

Alaska Highways

Alaska Highway Glenn Highway Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Alaska Marine Highway Haines Highway Parks Highway
Alaska Peninsula Highway Hope Highway Richardson Highway
Chena Hot Springs Road Kenai Spur Highway Salmon River Road
Copper River Highway Klondike Highway Seward Highway
Dalton Highway McCarthy Road Steese Highway
Denali Highway Minnesota Drive Expressway Sterling Highway
Denali Park Road Johansen Expressway Taylor Highway
Douglas Highway Mitkof Highway Tok Cut-Off
Edgerton Highway Nome-Council Highway Top of the World Highway
Egan Drive Nome-Taylor Highway Tongass Highway
Elliott Highway Nome-Teller Highway Zimovia Highway

Alaska Rail Road Transportation

The most versatile means of transportations available in Alaska is the Rail- road. It is much cheaper compared to other means of transportation. One of the most important railroads available here is the Alaska Rail Road (ARR) which is owned and managed by federal government. It is a class II rail road, and runs from Seward to the North Pole through Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks. It carries both passengers and freight. Natural resources like coal and gravels are mostly transported to Anchorage, Whittier and Seward through Alaska Rail Roads. The White Pass and Yukon Route (WPY) is a Canadian and U.S railroad which links the port of Skagway of Alaska with the Whitehorse which is the capital of Yukon situated in Canada. Other important rail-roads are Alaska-anthracite railroad, Alaska home railroad, Copper River and North western railway, Valdez-Copper River and Tanana Railroads, Tanana valley railroad, Seward Peninsula railroad, Nome Arctic railway, Klondike mines railway etc.

Alaska Defunct Railroads

  • Alaska Anthracite Railroad
  • Alaska Anthracite Coal and Railway Company
  • Alaska Home Railroad
  • Alaska Northern Railway
  • Alaska Pacific Railway and Terminal Company
  • Catalla and Carbon Mountain Railway
  • Copper River and Northwestern Railway
  • Council City and Solomon River Railroad
  • Golovin Bay Railroad
  • Klondike Mines Railway
  • Nome Arctic Railway
  • Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Company (White Pass and Yukon Route)
  • Seward Peninsula Railroad
  • Tanana Mines Railway
  • Tanana Valley Railroad
  • Valdez, Copper River and Tanana Railroad
  • Valdez–Yukon Railroad
  • Wild Goose Railroad
  • Yakutat and Southern Railway

Alaska Private Carriers

  • Alaska Gastineau Mining Company
  • Alaska-Juneau Gold Mine
  • Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company (Alaska Pulp Corporation)
  • Apollo Consolidated Mining Company
  • Cliff Creek Coal Mine
  • Coal Creek Coal Company
  • Cook Inlet Coal Field Company
  • Katalla Coal Company
  • Ketchikan Pulp Company
  • Maine Northwestern Development Company
  • Rush and Brown Copper Mine
  • Treadwell Mines

Alaska Marine Transportation

Marine transportation had made transportation to some of the cities and villages of Alaska accessible. A well developed ferry system of Alaska is the Alaska Marine Highway. It was founded by Steve Homer and Ray Gelotte in 1948. The Alaska Marine Highway system serves the South Central coast of Alaska, South eastern Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and the inside passage. Apart from serving as a means of transportation for the passengers it also helps in transporting freight and vehicles. It offers regularly scheduled services. The Alaska Marine Highway is operated by the Government of the United States of Alaska with its headquarters situated in Ketchikan. It was renamed in 2005 as All American Road by the Federal Highway Administration.

Alaska Other Transportations

  • Dog Sled: Dog sled is another means of transportation used by Alaskans especially the native people. But at present this is being used more as a sport rather than means of transport. The dog sled consists of a sled which is pulled by sled dogs and used for travelling through ice and snow.
  • Snow Mobile or Snow Machine: Snow machines are vehicles which can be used on ice and snow with out the need for road or trails.
  • All Terrain Vehicles: All terrain vehicles are also known as Quad, Quad bike, three wheeler, four wheeler etc. it is as a vehicle that has handle bars for steering control, a seat that is straddled by the operator and travels on low pressure tiers. It is operated same like that of motor cycle but it is more stable due to the presence of extra wheels.

List of Airports in Alaska

City served FAA IATA ICAO Airport name Role Enpl.
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Anchorage ANC ANC PANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport P-M 2,814,878
Aniak ANI ANI PANI Aniak Airport P-N 18,526
Barrow BRW BRW PABR Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport P-N 40,673
Bethel BET BET PABE Bethel Airport P-N 140,291
Cordova CDV CDV PACV Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport P-N 16,620
Deadhorse / Prudhoe Bay SCC SCC PASC Deadhorse Airport (Prudhoe Bay Airport) P-N 99,719
Dillingham DLG DLG PADL Dillingham Airport P-N 32,093
Fairbanks FAI FAI PAFA Fairbanks International Airport P-S 456,947
Homer HOM HOM PAHO Homer Airport P-N 44,253
Juneau JNU JNU PAJN Juneau International Airport P-S 331,001
Kenai ENA ENA PAEN Kenai Municipal Airport P-N 96,497
Ketchikan KTN KTN PAKT Ketchikan International Airport P-N 108,837
King Salmon AKN AKN PAKN King Salmon Airport P-N 42,192
Kodiak ADQ ADQ PADQ Kodiak Airport P-N 82,055
Kotzebue OTZ OTZ PAOT Ralph Wien Memorial Airport P-N 64,944
Nome OME OME PAOM Nome Airport P-N 59,978
Petersburg PSG PSG PAPG Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport P-N 19,901
Sitka SIT SIT PASI Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport P-N 68,197
Skagway SGY SGY PAGY Skagway Airport P-N 10,444
Unalakleet UNK UNK PAUN Unalakleet Airport P-N 12,327
Unalaska DUT DUT PADU Unalaska Airport (Tom Madsen Airport) P-N 28,234
Valdez VDZ VDZ PAVD Valdez Airport (Pioneer Field) P-N 14,962
Wrangell WRG WRG PAWG Wrangell Airport P-N 10,601
Yakutat YAK YAK PAYA Yakutat Airport P-N 11,028
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Alakanuk AUK AUK PAUK Alakanuk Airport CS 4,015
Anaktuvuk Pass AKP AKP PAKP Anaktuvuk Pass Airport CS 3,832
Anchorage MRI MRI PAMR Merrill Field CS 7,467
Anchorage LHD   PALH Lake Hood Seaplane Base (also Lake Hood Airstrip) CS 3,044
Barter Island BTI   PABA Barter Island LRRS Airport CS 3,029
Buckland BVK BKC PABL Buckland Airport CS 3,962
Chefornak CFK CYF PACK Chefornak Airport CS 3,236
Chevak VAK VAK PAVA Chevak Airport CS 4,741
Cold Bay CDB CDB PACD Cold Bay Airport CS 9,105
Craig CGA CGA   Craig Seaplane Base CS 5,844
Eek EEK EEK PAEE Eek Airport CS 3,292
Emmonak ENM EMK PAEM Emmonak Airport CS 9,097
Fort Yukon FYU FYU PFYU Fort Yukon Airport CS 8,298
Galena GAL GAL PAGA Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport CS 7,782
Gambell GAM GAM PAGM Gambell Airport CS 3,793
Gustavus GST GST PAGS Gustavus Airport CS 4,659
Haines HNS HNS PAHN Haines Airport CS 6,553
Hoonah HNH HNH PAOH Hoonah Airport CS 7,183
Hooper Bay HPB HPB PAHP Hooper Bay Airport CS 6,002
Huslia HLA HSL PAHL Huslia Airport CS 3,331
Iliamna ILI ILI PAIL Iliamna Airport CS 8,610
Kalskag KLG KLG PALG Kalskag Airport CS 3,147
Kasigluk Z09 KUK PFKA Kasigluk Airport CS 3,871
Kiana IAN IAN PAIK Bob Baker Memorial Airport CS 3,868
Kipnuk IIK KPN PAKI Kipnuk Airport CS 4,924
Kivalina KVL KVL PAVL Kivalina Airport CS 3,697
Kongiganak DUY KKH PADY Kongiganak Airport CS 3,835
Kotlik 2A9 KOT PFKO Kotlik Airport CS 4,237
Koyuk KKA KKA PAKK Koyuk Alfred Adams Airport CS 2,533
Kwethluk KWT KWT PFKW Kwethluk Airport CS 2,602
Kwigillingok GGV KWK PAGG Kwigillingok Airport (also see Kwigillingok Seaplane Base) CS 3,083
Larsen Bay 2A3 KLN PALB Larsen Bay Airport CS 2,933
Marshall MDM MLL PADM Marshall Don Hunter Sr. Airport CS 2,892
McGrath MCG MCG PAMC McGrath Airport CS 5,278
Metlakatla MTM MTM PAMM Metlakatla Seaplane Base CS 3,344
Mountain Village MOU MOU PAMO Mountain Village Airport CS 5,100
Nanwalek (English Bay) KEB KEB   Nanwalek Airport (was English Bay Airport) CS 3,533
Noatak WTK WTK PAWN Noatak Airport CS 5,176
Noorvik D76 ORV PFNO Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport CS 5,522
Nuiqsut AQT NUI PAQT Nuiqsut Airport CS 2,819
Nulato NUL NUL PANU Nulato Airport CS 2,917
Nunapitchuk 16A NUP   Nunapitchuk Airport CS 2,850
Old Harbor 6R7 OLH   Old Harbor Airport CS 3,282
Pilot Station 0AK PQS   Pilot Station Airport CS 3,563
Point Hope PHO PHO PAPO Point Hope Airport CS 5,224
Port Graham PGM PGM   Port Graham Airport CS 2,916
Quinhagak AQH KWN PAQH Quinhagak Airport CS 6,950
Russian Mission RSH RSH PARS Russian Mission Airport CS 2,708
Sand Point SDP SDP PASD Sand Point Airport CS 4,296
Savoonga SVA SVA PASA Savoonga Airport CS 4,156
Scammon Bay SCM SCM PACM Scammon Bay Airport CS 3,861
Selawik WLK WLK PASK Selawik Airport CS 5,758
Seldovia SOV SOV PASO Seldovia Airport CS 7,696
Shishmaref SHH SHH PASH Shishmaref Airport CS 3,468
St. Mary's KSM KSM PASM St. Mary's Airport CS 9,808
St. Michael SMK SMK PAMK St. Michael Airport CS 3,493
St. Paul Island SNP SNP PASN St. Paul Island Airport CS 3,301
Tanana TAL TAL PATA Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport CS 3,549
Thorne Bay KTB KTB   Thorne Bay Seaplane Base CS 2,640
Toksook Bay OOK OOK PAOO Toksook Bay Airport CS 4,103
Tuluksak TLT TLT   Tuluksak Airport CS 2,630
Tuntutuliak A61 WTL   Tuntutuliak Airport (also see Tuntutuliak Seaplane Base) CS 3,359
Wainwright AWI AIN PAWI Wainwright Airport CS 3,547
General Aviation Airports
Adak Island ADK ADK PADK Adak Airport (Adak Station/Mitchell Field) GA 1,989
Akhiok AKK AKK PAKH Akhiok Airport GA 1,220
Akiachak Z13 KKI   Akiachak Airport (also see Akiachak Seaplane Base) GA 2,207
Akiak AKI AKI PFAK Akiak Airport GA 1,620
Akutan KQA KQA   Akutan Seaplane Base GA 1,346
Aleknagik 5A8 WKK   Aleknagik Airport (also see Aleknagik Seaplane Base) GA 3
Allakaket 6A8 AET PFAL Allakaket Airport GA 2,304
Ambler AFM ABL PAFM Ambler Airport GA 2,357
Angoon AGN AGN PAGN Angoon Seaplane Base GA 1,766
Anvik ANV ANV PANV Anvik Airport GA 897
Arctic Village ARC ARC PARC Arctic Village Airport GA 1,597
Atka AKA AKB PAAK Atka Airport GA 321
Atmautluak 4A2 ATT   Atmautluak Airport GA 2,244
Atqasuk ATK ATK PATQ Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport GA 2,105
Baranof BNF BNF   Warm Springs Bay Seaplane Base GA  
Beaver WBQ WBQ PAWB Beaver Airport GA 1,003
Bettles BTT BTT PABT Bettles Airport GA 1,463
Big Lake BGQ BGQ PAGQ Big Lake Airport GA  
Birch Creek Z91 KBC   Birch Creek Airport GA 472
Birchwood BCV   PABV Birchwood Airport GA 350
Boundary BYA BYA   Boundary Airport GA  
Brevig Mission KTS KTS PFKT Brevig Mission Airport GA 2,119
Central CEM CEM PACE Central Airport GA 47
Chalkyitsik CIK CIK PACI Chalkyitsik Airport GA 795
Chandalar Camp 5CD     Chandalar Shelf Airport GA  
Chandalar Lake WCR WCR PALR Chandalar Lake Airport GA 48
Chenega C05 NCN PFCB Chenega Bay Airport (or New Chenega Airport) GA 1
Chicken CKX CKX   Chicken Airport GA 12
Chignik AJC   PAJC Chignik Airport GA 800
Chignik Flats KCL KCL   Chignik Lagoon Airport GA 566
Chignik Lake A79 KCQ   Chignik Lake Airport GA 15
Chisana CZN CZN   Chisana Airport GA 31
Chitina CXC CXC   Chitina Airport GA  
Chuathbaluk 9A3 CHU PACH Chuathbaluk Airport GA 383
Circle CRC IRC PACR Circle City Airport (or New Circle City Airport) GA 303
Circle Hot Springs CHP CHP   Circle Hot Springs Airport GA  
Clarks Point CLP CLP PFCL Clarks Point Airport GA 445
Clear Z84   PACL Clear Airport / Clear Air Force Station GA 14
Coffman Cove KCC KCC   Coffman Cove Seaplane Base GA 126
Coldfoot CXF CXF PACX Coldfoot Airport GA 537
Cordova CKU CKU   Cordova Municipal Airport GA  
Council K29 CIL   Council Airport GA  
Crooked Creek CJX CKD   Crooked Creek Airport GA 701
Dahl Creek DCK DCK   Dahl Creek Airport GA 92
Deering DEE DRG PADE Deering Airport GA 1,390
Diomede DM2     Diomede Heliport GA 106
Eagle EAA EAA PAEG Eagle Airport GA 621
Egegik EII EGX PAII Egegik Airport GA 1,182
Ekwok KEK KEK   Ekwok Airport GA 267
Elfin Cove ELV ELV PAEL Elfin Cove Seaplane Base GA 193
Elim ELI ELI PFEL Elim Airport GA 2,356
Excursion Inlet EXI EXI   Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base GA 65
False Pass KFP KFP PAKF False Pass Airport GA 505
Flat FLT FLT   Flat Airport GA 2
Funter Bay FNR FNR PANR Funter Bay Seaplane Base GA 16
Galbraith Lake GBH GBH PAGB Galbraith Lake Airport GA 1,352
Girdwood AQY     Girdwood Airport GA  
Golovin N93 GLV PAGL Golovin Airport GA 1,838
Goodnews Bay GNU GNU   Goodnews Airport GA 1,532
Goose Bay Z40     Goose Bay Airport GA  
Grayling KGX KGX   Grayling Airport GA 1,106
Gulkana GKN GKN PAGK Gulkana Airport GA 204
Haines 3Z9     Haines Seaplane Base GA  
Healy HRR HKB PAHV Healy River Airport GA 34
Hollis HYL HYL   Hollis Seaplane Base GA 1,661
Holy Cross HCA HCR PAHC Holy Cross Airport GA 1,551
Hoonah OOH     Hoonah Seaplane Base GA  
Hope 5HO     Hope Airport GA  
Hughes HUS HUS PAHU Hughes Airport GA 1,104
Hydaburg HYG HYG PAHY Hydaburg Seaplane Base GA 13
Hyder 4Z7 WHD   Hyder Seaplane Base GA 123
Igiugig IGG IGG PAIG Igiugig Airport GA 626
Ivanof Bay KIB KIB   Ivanof Bay Seaplane Base GA  
Juneau 5Z1     Juneau Harbor Seaplane Base GA  
Kake AFE   PAFE Kake Airport (also see Kake Seaplane Base) GA  
Kake KAE KAE   Kake Seaplane Base (also see Kake Airport) GA 1,564
Kaltag KAL KAL PAKV Kaltag Airport GA 2,099
Kantishna 5Z5     Kantishna Airport GA 985
Karluk KYK KYK PAKY Karluk Airport GA 505
Kasaan KXA KXA   Kasaan Seaplane Base GA 58
Ketchikan 8K9     Murphys Pullout Seaplane Base GA  
King Cove KVC KVC PAVC King Cove Airport CS 2,647
Kitoi Bay KKB KKB   Kitoi Bay Seaplane Base GA 28
Klawock AKW KLW PAKW Klawock Airport GA  
Klawock AQC   PAQC Klawock Seaplane Base GA  
Kobuk OBU OBU PAOB Kobuk Airport GA 1,161
Kodiak KDK KDK PAKD Kodiak Municipal Airport GA 2
Kodiak T44     Trident Basin Seaplane Base GA 11,218
Kokhanok 9K2 KNK PFKK Kokhanok Airport GA 1,166
Koliganek JZZ KGK PAJZ Koliganek Airport (or New Koliganek Airport) GA 481
Koyukuk KYU KYU PFKU Koyukuk Airport GA 1,103
Lake Louise Z55     Lake Louise Airport GA  
Lake Minchumina MHM MHM / LMA PAMH Minchumina Airport (Lake Minchumina Airport) GA 149
Levelock 9Z8 KLL   Levelock Airport GA 527
Lime Village 2AK LVD   Lime Village Airport GA 17
Manley Hot Springs MLY MLY PAML Manley Hot Springs Airport GA 43
Manokotak MBA KMO PAMB Manokotak Airport (10,000+ enplanements in 2006 and 2007) GA 981
May Creek MYK MYK   May Creek Airport GA 28
McCarthy 15Z MXY PAMX McCarthy Airport GA 48
Mekoryuk MYU MYU PAMY Mekoryuk Airport GA 1,718
Meyers Chuck 84K WMK   Meyers Chuck Seaplane Base GA 174
Minto 51Z MNT   Minto Airport GA 154
Naknek 5NK NNK   Naknek Airport GA 161
Napakiak WNA WNA PANA Napakiak Airport GA 1,840
Napaskiak PKA PKA PAPK Napaskiak Airport GA 1,321
Nelson Lagoon OUL NLG PAOU Nelson Lagoon Airport GA 290
Nenana ENN ENN PANN Nenana Municipal Airport GA 34
New Stuyahok KNW KNW PANW New Stuyahok Airport GA 781
Newtok EWU WWT PAEW Newtok Airport (also see Newtok Seaplane Base) GA 2,192
Nightmute IGT NME PAGT Nightmute Airport GA 1,800
Nikolai FSP NIB PAFS Nikolai Airport GA 364
Nondalton 5NN NNL PANO Nondalton Airport GA 825
North Whale Pass 96Z WWP   North Whale Seaplane Base GA 204
Northway ORT ORT PAOR Northway Airport GA 39
Nunam Iqua (Sheldon Pt.) SXP SXP   Sheldon Point Airport GA 2,103
Ophir Z17     Ophir Airport GA 10
Ouzinkie 4K5 KOZ   Ouzinkie Airport GA 2,071
Palmer PAQ PAQ PAAQ Palmer Municipal Airport GA 44
Pauloff Harbor (Sanak Is.) KPH KPH   Pauloff Harbor Seaplane Base GA  
Pedro Bay 4K0 PDB   Pedro Bay Airport GA 290
Pelican PEC PEC   Pelican Seaplane Base GA 739
Perryville PEV KPV PAPE Perryville Airport GA 714
Petersburg 63A     Lloyd R. Roundtree Seaplane Facility GA  
Pilot Point PNP PIP PAPN Pilot Point Airport GA 738
Platinum PTU PTU PAPM Platinum Airport GA 1,020
Point Baker KPB KPB   Point Baker Seaplane Base GA 25
Point Lay PIZ PIZ PPIZ Point Lay LRRS Airport (DEW Station) GA 1,692
Port Alexander AHP PTD PAAP Port Alexander Seaplane Base GA 139
Port Heiden PTH PTH PAPH Port Heiden Airport GA 919
Port Lions ORI ORI   Port Lions Airport GA 2,386
Port Protection 19P PPV   Port Protection Seaplane Base GA 57
Portage Creek A14 PCA PAOC Portage Creek Airport GA 61
Prospect Creek PPC PPC PAPR Prospect Creek Airport GA 662
Rampart RMP RMP   Rampart Airport GA 224
Red Devil RDV RDV   Red Devil Airport GA 307
Ruby RBY RBY PARY Ruby Airport GA 1,915
Seward SWD SWD PAWD Seward Airport GA 22
Shageluk SHX SHX PAHX Shageluk Airport GA 901
Shaktoolik 2C7 SKK PFSH Shaktoolik Airport GA 2,246
Shungnak SHG SHG PAGH Shungnak Airport CS 2,612
Sitka A29     Sitka Seaplane Base GA 5
Skagway 7K2     Skagway Seaplane Base GA  
Skwentna SKW SKW PASW Skwentna Airport GA 496
Sleetmute SLQ SLQ PASL Sleetmute Airport GA 452
Soldotna SXQ SXQ PASX Soldotna Airport GA 87
South Naknek WSN WSN PFWS South Naknek Nr 2 Airport GA 330
St. George PBV STG PAPB St. George Airport GA 604
Stebbins WBB WBB   Stebbins Airport CS 2,571
Stevens Village SVS SVS   Stevens Village Airport GA 554
Stony River SRV SRV   Stony River 2 Airport GA 198
Takotna TCT TCT   Takotna Airport GA 206
Talkeetna TKA TKA PATK Talkeetna Airport GA 1,150
Tatitlek 7KA TEK   Tatitlek Airport GA 70
Telida 2K5 TLF   Telida Airport GA 2
Teller TER TLA PATE Teller Airport GA 1,293
Tenakee Springs TKE TKE   Tenakee Seaplane Base GA 635
Tetlin 3T4     Tetlin Airport GA  
Togiak Village TOG TOG PATG Togiak Airport GA 1,781
Tok 6K8   PFTO Tok Junction Airport GA  
Tununak 4KA TNK   Tununak Airport GA 1,809
Twin Hills A63 TWA   Twin Hills Airport GA 395
Ugashik 9A8 UGS   Ugashik Airport GA  
Venetie VEE VEE PAVE Venetie Airport GA 1,993
Wales IWK WAA PAIW Wales Airport GA 1,356
Wasilla IYS WWA PAWS Wasilla Airport GA  
White Mountain WMO WMO PAWM White Mountain Airport GA 1,989
Whittier IEM   PAWR Whittier Airport GA  
Willow UUO WOW PAUO Willow Airport CS 2,703
Wiseman WSM WSM   Wiseman Airport GA  
Wrangell 68A     Wrangell Seaplane Base GA  
Yakutat 2Y3     Yakutat Seaplane Base GA  
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Akiachak KKI KKI   Akiachak Seaplane Base    
Aleknagik Z33 WKK   Aleknagik Seaplane Base    
Aleknagik Z25     Tripod Airport    
Anchorage A13     Bold Airport    
Anchorage 3C3     Campbell Lake Seaplane Base    
Anchorage Z41     Lake Hood Airstrip   1,140
Annette Island ANN ANN PANT Annette Island Airport    
Annette Z43     Tamgas Harbor Seaplane Base    
Anvik K40     Anvik Seaplane Base    
Bartlett Cove BQV BQV   Bartlett Cove Seaplane Base    
Basin Creek Z47     Basin Creek Airport    
Bear Creek Z48 BCC   Bear Creek 3 Airport    
Bear Lake Z52     Johnsons Landing Airport    
Bell Island KBE KBE   Bell Island Hot Springs Seaplane Base    
Bethel Z59 JBT   Bethel Seaplane Base    
Bethel Z58     Hangar Lake Seaplane Base    
Bettles 2A4     Vor Lake Waterlane Seaplane Base    
Big Lake D71     Beaver Lake Seaplane Base    
Big Lake L95     Jones Landing Seaplane Base    
Black Rapids 5BK     Black Rapids Airport    
Cantwell TTW   PATW Cantwell Airport   1
Cape Decision CDE CDE   Cape Decision Coast Guard Heliport    
Cape Pole Z71 CZP   Cape Pole Seaplane Base    
Cape Spencer CSP CSP PACA Cape Spencer Coast Guard Heliport    
Cape Yakataga CYT CYT PACY Yakataga Airport    
Chatham CYM CYM   Chatham Seaplane Base   8
Chernofski Harbor KCN KCN   Chernofski Harbor Seaplane Base    
Chignik Z78 KBW   Chignik Bay Seaplane Base    
Chistochina CZO CZO   Chistochina Airport    
Clear CLF CLF   Clear Sky Lodge Airport    
Clearwater Z86     Clearwater Airport    
Cold Bay Z87     Blinn Lake Seaplane Base    
Cooper Landing JLA JLA   Quartz Creek Airport    
Copper Center Z93 CZC   Copper Center 2 Airport    
Craig 5C5     El Capitan Lodge Seaplane Base   86
Delta Junction D66 DJN   Delta Junction Airport   252
Denali 0Z2     Road Commission Nr 1 Airport    
Dillingham 0Z3     Shannons Pond Seaplane Base   1,000
Eagle River D72     D&C Fire Lake Flying Club Seaplane Base    
Elim MOS     Moses Point Airport   4
Ellamar 1Z9 ELW   Ellamar Seaplane Base    
Entrance Island 2Z1 HBH   Entrance Island Seaplane Base    
Eureka Creek 2Z2     Eureka Creek Airport    
Eva Creek 2Z3     Eva Creek Airport    
Edna Bay   EDA   Edna Bay Municipal Airport (or Seaplane Base?)    
Fairbanks 2Z5     Chena River Seaplane Base    
Fairbanks AK7   PAAN Gold King Creek Airport    
False Island 2Z6 FAK   False Island Seaplane Base    
Farewell FWL FWL PAFW Farewell Airport   7
Farewell Lake FKK   PAFK Farewell Lake Seaplane Base    
Farewell Lake TNW   PAFL Tin Creek Airport    
Feather River 3Z1     Feather River Airport    
Glacier Creek KGZ KGZ   Glacier Creek Airport    
Golden Horn Lodge 3Z8 GDH   Golden Horn Lodge Seaplane Base    
Gunsight Mountain Lodge A88     Gunsight Mountain Airport    
Hannum Creek 4Z2     Upper Hannum Creek Airport    
Hawk Inlet HWI HWI   Hawk Inlet Seaplane Base    
Homer 5BL     Homer-Beluga Lake Seaplane Base    
Horsfeld 4Z5     Horsfeld Airport    
Houston 4K2     Morvro Lake Seaplane Base    
Jakolof Bay 4Z9     Jakolof Bay Airport    
Kantishna Z90     Stampede Airport    
Karluk Lake KKL KKL   Karluk Lake Seaplane Base   5
Kasilof 5KS     Kasilof Airport    
Kasitsna Bay 5Z7     Kasitsna Airport    
Katmai National Park 5Z9     Lake Brooks Seaplane Base   5,547
Kenai 6Z1     Arness Lake Airport    
Kenai 2R3     Island Lake Seaplane Base    
Ketchikan 5KE WFB   Ketchikan Harbor Seaplane Base   38,945
Ketchikan 9C0     Peninsula Point Pullout Seaplane Base    
Kodiak 9Z3     Kodiak (Lilly Lake) Seaplane Base    
Koggiung 5KO     Koggiung Airport    
Kulik Lake LKK LKK PAKL Kulik Lake Airport   1,842
Kvichak 9Z7     Kvichak (Diamond J) Airport    
Kwigillingok KWK KWK   Kwigillingok Seaplane Base    
Lake Louise 13S     Lake Louise Seaplane Base    
Lawing 9Z9     Lawing Airport    
Lazy Bay ALZ ALZ   Alitak Seaplane Base   175
Livengood 4AK LIV   Livengood Camp Airport   1
Loring 13Z WLR   Loring Seaplane Base    
McCarthy AK0     Jakes Bar Airport    
McGrath 16Z     McGrath Seaplane Base    
McKinley Park INR MCL PAIN McKinley National Park Airport   150
Middleton Island MDO MDO PAMD Middleton Island Airport    
Moose Pass 52Z     Summit Lake Seaplane Base    
Moser Bay KMY KMY   Moser Bay Seaplane Base   9
Myrtle Creek 60Z     Myrtle Creek Airport    
Nakeen 76Z     Nakeen Airport    
Nancy Lake 78Z     Nancy Lake Seaplane Base    
Newtok WWT WWT   Newtok Seaplane Base    
Ninilchik NIN NIN   Ninilchik Airport   18
Nome 94Z     Nome City Field    
North Pole 95Z     Bradley Sky-Ranch Airport    
Olga Bay KOY KOY   Olga Bay Seaplane Base   7
Palmer AK1     Butte Municipal Airport    
Palmer 99Z     Finger Lake Seaplane Base    
Palmer 2D3     Gooding Lake Seaplane Base    
Paxson PXK   PAXK Paxson Airport    
Perry Island PYL PYL   Perry Island Seaplane Base    
Pilot Point UGB UGB   Ugashik Bay Airport   180
Port Alice 16K PTC   Port Alice Seaplane Base    
Port Bailey KPY KPY   Port Bailey Seaplane Base   4
Port Walter PWR PWR   Port Walter Seaplane Base    
Port William KPR KPR   Port Williams Seaplane Base   4
Purkeypile 01A     Purkeypile Airport   2
Quail Creek 20K     Quail Creek Airport    
Quartz Creek 5QC     Quartz Creek (Kougarok) Airport    
Rainy Pass 6AK     Rainy Pass Lodge Airport    
Saginaw Bay A23 SGW   Saginaw Seaplane Base    
Sagwon SAG SAG   Sagwon Airport    
Salmon Lake Z81     Salmon Lake Airport    
San Juan WSJ WSJ   San Juan (Uganik) Seaplane Base   5
Seal Bay   SYB   Seal Bay Seaplane Base    
Seldovia A27     Seldovia Seaplane Base    
Sheep Mountain SMU SMU PASP Sheep Mountain Airport    
Soldotna L85     Mackeys Lakes Seaplane Base    
South Naknek 3AK     PAF Cannery Airport (Pacific American Fisheries)    
Squaw Harbor 36H     Squaw Harbor Seaplane Base    
Steamboat Bay WSB WSB   Steamboat Bay Seaplane Base    
Summit UMM UMM PAST Summit Airport    
Sutton JVM   PAJV Jonesville Mine Airport    
Taku Harbor A43     Taku Harbor Seaplane Base    
Taku Lodge TKL TKL   Taku Lodge Seaplane Base    
Tanacross TSG TSG   Tanacross Airport   80
Tatitna 8KA     Tatitna Airport    
Tazlina Z14     Tazlina Airport    
Tazlina 5AK     Tazlina (Smokey Lake) Seaplane Base    
Thompson Pass K55     Thompson Pass Airport    
Tokeen 57A TKI   Tokeen Seaplane Base    
Tolsona Lake 58A     Tolsona Lake Seaplane Base    
Totatlanika River 9AK     Totatlanika River Airport    
Tuntutuliak Z20     Tuntutuliak Seaplane Base    
Tuxekan Island AK62 WNC   Nichin Cove Seaplane Base    
Umiat UMT UMT PAUM Umiat Airport   197
Valdez L93     Robe Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 6A7     Brocker Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla D75     Blodget Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 3H3     Cottonwood Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 29A     Island Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 4A3     Lake Lucille Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 3A3     Seymour Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 3K9     Upper Wasilla Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla T66     Visnaw Lake Seaplane Base    
Wasilla 5L6     Wasilla Lake Seaplane Base    
Waterfall KWF KWF   Waterfall Seaplane Base   2,072
West Point KWP KWP   West Point Village Seaplane Base   51
Willow MFN     Minuteman Lake Seaplane Base    
Willow 2X2     Willow Seaplane Base    
Yakutat A57     Alsek River Airport   507
Yakutat A67     Harlequin Lake Airport    
Yakutat A68     Situk Airport    
Yakutat A69     Tanis Mesa Airport    
Yakutat A70     Dangerous River Airport    
Yankee Creek A77     Yankee Creek 2 Airport    
Yes Bay 78K WYB   Yes Bay Lodge Seaplane Base   185
Yukon Charley Rivers L20     Coal Creek Airport   8
Zachar Bay   KZB   Zachar Bay Seaplane Base    
Other Government/Military Airports
Anchorage EDF EDF PAED Elmendorf Air Force Base   4,152
Anchorage CSR     Campbell Airstrip    
Attu Island ATU ATU PAAT Casco Cove Coast Guard Station    
Big Mountain 37AK BMX PABM Big Mountain Air Force Station (Radio Relay Site)   13
Boswell Bay AK97 BSW   Boswell Bay Airport (U.S. Forest Service)    
Cape Lisburne LUR LUR PALU Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport   124
Cape Newenham EHM EHM PAEH Cape Newenham LRRS Airport   103
Cape Romanzof CZF CZF PACZ Cape Romanzof LRRS Airport   77
Cape Sarichef 26AK   PACS Cape Sarichef Airport (Radio Relay Site)    
Cold Bay 1AK3 PML PAAL Port Moller Airport (formerly Air Force Station)   487
Delta Junction / Fort Greely BIG BIG PABI Allen Army Airfield (formerly Big Delta Army Airfield)   16
Dutch Harbor AK23   PAAM Driftwood Bay Air Force Station    
Fairbanks EIL EIL PAEI Eielson Air Force Base   6,486
Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright FBK FBK PAFB Ladd Army Airfield (Fort Wainwright AAF)   1,266
Five Mile FVM FMC PAFV Five Mile Airport    
Fort Richardson FRN FRN PAFR Bryant Army Heliport (has a runway)    
Granite Mountain GSZ GMT   Granite Mountain Air Station   52
Indian Mountain UTO UTO PAIM Indian Mountain LRRS Airport   111
Kaktovik 8AK7 BTI PABU Bullen Point Air Force Station    
Kalakaket Creek 1KC KKK   Kalakaket Creek Air Station    
Lonely AK71 LNI PALN Lonely Air Station   46
Oliktok Point OLI OLI POLI Oliktok LRRS Airport (closed?)    
Port Clarence KPC KPC PAPC Port Clarence Coast Guard Station   95
Shemya SYA SYA PASY Eareckson Air Station    
Sparrevohn SVW SVW PASV Sparrevohn LRRS Airport   3
Tatalina TLJ TLJ PATL Tatalina LRRS Airport   100
Tin City TNC TNC PATC Tin City LRRS Airport   172
Wainwright AK03   PAWT Wainwright Air Station    
Notable Private-Use Airports
Amook Bay AK81 AOS   Amook Bay Seaplane Base   30
Beluga BLG BVU PABG Beluga Airport   2,534
Candle AK75 CDL   Candle 2 Airport    
Cape Simpson 0AK2     Cape Simpson Airport    
Chena Hot Springs AK13 CEX   Chena Hot Springs Airport   2
Colorado Creek KCR KCR   Colorado Creek Airport    
Deadhorse AK15 DQH PALP Alpine Airstrip   14
Deadhorse 4AK1     Inigok Airport    
Deadhorse AK78     Badami Airport    
Delta Junction 76AK     Pogo Mine Airstrip    
Egegik AK96 BSZ   Bartletts Airport    
Ekuk KKU KKU   Ekuk Airport    
Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright 2AK1     Blair Lake Airport    
Fairbanks MTF MTX   Metro Field    
Herendeen Bay AK33 HED   Herendeen Bay Airport    
Hinchinbrook 2AK5   PAJO Johnstone Point Airport    
Hogatza 2AK6 HGZ   Hog River Airport   13
Homer 46AK     Bear Cove Farm Airport   7
Icy Bay 19AK ICY   Icy Bay Airport    
Jensens AK60     Fort Jensen Airport   29
Kenai 3AK5     Drift River Airport    
Kuparuk UBW UUK PAKU Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport   177
McGrath AK40     Nixon Fork Mine Airport   83
Nabesna IBN   PABN Devils Mountain Lodge Airport    
Nanwalek AK07     Dog Fish Bay Airport   5
Nikolski IKO IKO PAKO Nikolski Air Station   165
Nyac ZNC ZNC   Nyac Airport   66
Palmer 4AK6     Wolf Lake Airport    
Port Alsworth TPO PTA PALJ Port Alsworth Airport   62
Red Dog Mine DGG RDB PADG Red Dog Airport   9,598
Russian Mission 9AK2     Kako Airport   4
Selawik 8AK3     Roland Norton Memorial Airstrip   289
Slana DDT   PADT Duffy's Tavern Airport    
Snettisham 7AK2     Snettisham Airport    
Taylor AK49 TWE   Taylor Airport    
Tikchik AK56 KTH   Tikchik Lodge Seaplane Base    
Trading Bay 5AK0     Trading Bay Production Airport    
Tyonek 9AK3     Nikolai Creek Airport    
Tyonek TYE TYE   Tyonek Airport   2,356
Victory Bible Camp 0AK6     Victory Airport    
Wasilla 38AK     Mels Airport    
Notable Former Airports
Cape Beaufort Z53     Cape Sabine Airport (closed 2008?)    
Chignik KCG KCG   Chignik Fisheries Airport(closed)    
Haycock HAY HAY   Haycock Airport (closed 2008?)    
Eureka AZK   PAZK Skelton Airport    
Lost River LSR LSR   Lost River 1 Airport(closed 2009)    
Porcupine Creek PCK PCK   Porcupine Creek Airport (closed 2009?)    
Tahneta Pass Lodge HNE HNE PAHE Tahneta Pass Airport    
Tok TKJ TKJ PATJ Tok Airport    

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