Ralph Wien Memorial Airport

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Ralph Wien Memorial Airport
OTZ is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Kotzebue, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 66°53′05″N 162°35′55″W / 66.88472°N 162.59861°W / 66.88472; -162.59861
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 5,900 1,798 Asphalt
17/35 3,876 1,181 Gravel
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 59,860
Based aircraft 52
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (IATA: OTZICAO: PAOTFAA LID: OTZ) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) south of the central business district of Kotzebue, a city on the Baldwin Peninsula in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Ralph Wien Memorial Airport covers an area of 1,480 acres (600 ha) which contains two runways. Runway 9/27 has an asphalt paved surface measuring 5,900 x 150 ft (1,798 x 46 m) and runway 17/35 has a gravel surface measuring 3,876 x 90 ft (1,181 x 27 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending April 11, 2008, the airport had 59,860 aircraft operations, an average of 164 per day: 62% general aviation, 33% air taxi, 3% scheduled commercial and 2% military. There are 52 aircraft based at this airport: 77% single engine and 23% multi-engine.[1]

Airlines and non-stop destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Nome, Anchorage
Bering Air Ambler, Buckland, Deering, Kiana, Kivalina, Kobuk, Noatak, Nome, Noorvik, Point Hope, Selawik, Shungnak
Era Alaska Ambler, Noatak, Noorvik, Selawik, Kiana, Deering, Point Hope


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OTZ (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05

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