|Valdez Airport, left background, as seen in an aerial photo taken 1974|
|IATA: VDZ – ICAO: PAVD – FAA LID: VDZ|
|Operator||State of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region|
|Elevation AMSL||121 ft / 37 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Valdez Airport (IATA: VDZ, ICAO: PAVD, FAA LID: VDZ), also known as Pioneer Field, is a state-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Valdez, a city in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.
Facilities and aircraft
Valdez Airport covers an area of 140 acres (57 ha) at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 6/24 which measures 6,500 by 150 feet (1,981 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2008, the airport had 13,000 aircraft operations, an average of 35 per day: 50% air taxi, 42% general aviation and 8% military. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 65% single-engine, 3% jet, 23% helicopter and 10% ultralight.
Airlines and destinations
|Grant Aviation||Anchorage, Homer, Kenai|
- FAA Airport Master Record for VDZ ( PDF), effective 2008-06-05
- Great Circle Mapper: VDZ/PAVD - Valdez, Alaska
- FAA Alaska airport diagram (GIF)
- FAA Terminal Procedures for VDZ, effective November 14, 2013
- Resources for this airport: