Kodiak Airport


Kodiak Airport
Kodiak Airport
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IATA: ADQICAO: PADQFAA LID: ADQ
ADQ is located in Alaska
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ADQ
Location of airport in Alaska
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Location Kodiak, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 78 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 57°45′0″N 152°29′38″W / 57.75°N 152.49389°W / 57.75; -152.49389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 7,542 2,299 Asphalt
11/29 5,399 1,646 Asphalt
18/36 5,013 1,528 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 41,610
Based aircraft 55
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
FAA diagram of Kodiak Airport (ADQ)

Kodiak Airport (IATA: ADQICAO: PADQFAA LID: ADQ) is a joint civil-military public airport located 4 nautical miles (7 km; 5 mi) southwest of the central business district of Kodiak, a city on Kodiak Island in the U.S. state of Alaska. The airport is state-owned and operated by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and is home to the colocated Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak.[1]

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History

The airport is on the site of the former Naval Air Station Kodiak which was commissioned in 1941. NAS Kodiak was closed and placed in caretaker status in 1950, with the exception of runways and other facilities used by or conveyed to the Coast Guard. [2]

In 1947, a U.S. Coast Guard Air Detachment was commissioned at NAS Kodiak, which was formally named Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak in 1964. In 1971, the U.S. Navy turned all airport runways and all remaining areas in caretaker status to the north over to the State of Alaska. CGAS Kodiak remains in operation at this location with four HC-130 Hercules, five HH-60J Jayhawk and five HH-65C Dolphin aircraft. [3] [4] [5]

Facilities and aircraft

Teenage tourists filleting fish at a lodge on Raspberry Island. The fish is immediately vacuum packed and frozen then put into coolers and checked on as baggage at Kodiak Airport upon departure. Almost all air travellers leaving Kodiak airport have several coolers containing frozen fish they caught themselves and both Kodiak and Anchorage airports have freezers to keep these traveller's fish frozen in case of delay.

Kodiak Airport has three runways:[1]

  • Runway 7/25: 7,542 x 150 ft (2,299 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 11/29: 5,399 x 150 ft (1,646 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 18/36: 5,013 x 150 ft (1,528 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

For 12-month period ending September 3, 2004, the airport had 28,970 aircraft operations, an average of 79 per day: 52% military, 27% air taxi, 16% general aviation and 5% scheduled commercial. There are 55 aircraft based at this airport: 45% single engine, 15% multi-engine, 15% helicopters and 25% military (14).[1]

Airlines and destinations

A De Haviland Beaver, part of the Andrew's Airways fleet dropping off tourists at a remote lodge on Raspberry Island (Alaska)
Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Anchorage
Era Alaska Anchorage
Island Air Service Akhiok, Karluk, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions
Seasonal: Homer
Island Air Service Floatplane Service Alitak, Amook, Kitoi, Moser Bay, Olga Bay, Port Bailey, Port Williams, Seal Bay, Uganik, West Point, Zachar Bay
Servant Air Akhiok, Karluk, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions

Top Destinations

Busiest domestic routes out of ADQ
(July 2010 - June 2011) [6]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Alaska Anchorage, AK 64,000 Alaska, Era Alaska
2 Alaska Larsen Bay, AK 2,000 Island, Servant
3 Alaska Old Harbor, AK 2,000 Island, Servant
4 Alaska Ouzinkie, AK 2,000 Island, Servant
5 Alaska Port Lions, AK 1,000 Island, Servant
6 Alaska Kenai, AK 1,000 -

Charter/Tours

Charters are generally available to the Kodiak archipelago and Katmai coast.

  • Andrews Airways
  • Island Air Service
  • Servant Air

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ADQ (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
  2. ^ vpnavy.org: NAS Kodiak, Alaska
  3. ^ Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak (official site)
  4. ^ CGAS Kodiak, Alaska article, 2002
  5. ^ Kodiak Military History: USCG Base
  6. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=ADQ&Airport_Name=Kodiak,%20AK:%20Kodiak&carrier=FACTS

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