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Atka Airport

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Airport type  Public
Location  Atka Island
16/34  4,500
Code  AKB
Phone  +1 907-269-0751
Serves  Atka, Alaska
Elevation AMSL  57 ft / 17 m
Address  Atka, AK 99547, USA
Elevation  17 m
Atka Airport
Owner  Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region

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Atka Airport (IATA: AKB, ICAO: PAAK, FAA LID: AKA, formerly 40A) is a state owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) north of the central business district of Atka, a city on Atka Island in the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled commercial airline passenger service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

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As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 321 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 406 enplanements in 2009, and 322 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned AKA by the FAA and AKB by the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is PAAK.

Facilities and aircraft

Atka Airport covers an area of 226 acres (91 ha) at an elevation of 57 feet (17 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,500 by 100 feet (1,372 x 30 m).

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2009, the airport had 550 aircraft operations, an average of 45 per month: 54.5% air taxi and 45.5% scheduled commercial.

References

Atka Airport Wikipedia


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