Kobuk Airport

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Kobuk Airport
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IATA: OBUICAO: PAOBFAA LID: OBU
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF
Serves Kobuk, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 142 ft / 43 m
Coordinates 66°54′44″N 156°53′50″W / 66.91222°N 156.89722°W / 66.91222; -156.89722Coordinates: 66°54′44″N 156°53′50″W / 66.91222°N 156.89722°W / 66.91222; -156.89722
Map
OBU is located in Alaska
OBU
OBU
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 4,020 1,225 Gravel
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 5,000

Kobuk Airport (IATA: OBU[2]ICAO: PAOB[3]FAA LID: OBU) is a state owned, public use airport located in Kobuk,[1] a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 1,176 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 1,048 in 2009, and 1,255 in 2010.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Kobuk Airport covers an area of 167 acres (68 ha) at an elevation of 142 feet (43 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with a gravel surface measuring 4,020 by 75 feet (1,225 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 29, 2011, the airport had 5,000 aircraft operations, an average of 13 per day, 100% air taxi.[1]

Airline and non-stop destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Bering Air Ambler, Kotzebue[7]
Ravn Alaska Ambler, Kotzebue[8]

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: January – December 2013[9]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Bering
1,510(51.30%)
Hageland
1,410(48.16%)
Wright
20(0.55%)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2013[9]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers
2013 2012
1 Kotzebue, AK Ralph Wien Memorial (OTZ) 1,190 1,040
2 Shungnak, AK Shungnak Airport (SHG) 130 130
3 Ambler, AK Ambler Airport (ABL) 30 20
4 Selawik, AK Selawik Airport (WLK) 30 20
5 Noorvik, AK Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial (ORV) 20 10
6 Kiana, AK Bob Baker Memorial (IAN) 20 10
7 Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks International (FAI) 10 <10
8 Prospect Creek, AK Prospect Creek Airport (PPC) <10 <10
9 Barrow, AK Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial (BRW) <10 <10
10 Anchorage, AK Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC) <10 <10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OBU (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (OBU: Kobuk/Wien)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Location Identifiers (Order JO 7350.8Y). Federal Aviation Administration. December 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kotzebue Flight Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. October 7, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Timetables". Ravn Alaska. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Kobuk, AK: Kobuk Airport (OBU)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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