King Salmon Airport
|King Salmon Airport
(former Naknek Air Force Base)
(former Naknek Army Airfield)
|IATA: AKN – ICAO: PAKN – FAA LID: AKN|
|Owner||State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region|
|Serves||King Salmon, Alaska|
|Elevation AMSL||73 ft / 22 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
King Salmon Airport (IATA: AKN, ICAO: PAKN, FAA LID: AKN) is a state owned, public use airport located just southeast of King Salmon, in the Bristol Bay Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. It was formerly the Naknek Air Force Base, named for its location near the Naknek River.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 42,310 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 40,637 enplanements in 2009, and 41,514 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
King Salmon Airport covers an area of 5,277 acres (2,136 ha) at an elevation of 73 feet (22 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 12/30 measuring 8,901 by 150 feet (2,713 × 46 m) and 18/36 measuring 4,018 by 100 feet (1,225 × 30 m). It is bordered by the Naknek River which has a seaplane landing area designated NW/SE with a water surface measuring 4,000 by 500 feet (1,219 × 152 m).
For the 12-month period ending August 12, 2011, the airport had 51,300 aircraft operations, an average of 140 per day: 66% general aviation, 32% air taxi, 2% scheduled commercial, and 1% military. At that time there were 42 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, and 7% helicopter.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|Katmai Air||Brooks Camp|
|Grant Aviation||Chignik Bay, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Dillingham, Egegik, Igiugig, Levelock, Perryville, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, South Naknek|
Accidents and incidents
On June 30, 1985, Douglas C-47B N168Z of Northern Peninsula Fisheries was substantially damaged at King Salmon when both engines failed on approach while the aircraft was on an executive flight from Homer Airport, Alaska. The cause of the accident was fuel exhaustion. A fuel filler cap was discovered to be missing after the accident.
- FAA Airport Master Record for AKN ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- . Grant Aviation. Retrieved 4/18/2014.
- "N168Z Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- "NTSB Identification: ANC85FA112". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Topographic map from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective September 18, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for King Salmon (AKN), effective September 18, 2014
- Resources for this airport: