Yakutat Airport

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Yakutat Airport
Yakutat Army Airfield
Yakutat Airport, Alaska, US.jpg
IATA: YAKICAO: PAYAFAA LID: YAK
WMO: 70361
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Yakutat, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 59°30′12″N 139°39′37″W / 59.50333°N 139.66028°W / 59.50333; -139.66028Coordinates: 59°30′12″N 139°39′37″W / 59.50333°N 139.66028°W / 59.50333; -139.66028
Map
YAK is located in Alaska
YAK
YAK
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 6,475 1,974 Concrete
11/29 7,745 2,361 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 19,026
Based aircraft 8

Yakutat Airport (IATA: YAKICAO: PAYAFAA LID: YAK) is a state owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Yakutat, a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] Airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 11,028 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 12,158 enplanements in 2009, and 10,035 in 2010.[3] 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).[4]

History[edit]

Yakutat Airport origins date from 1940 when Yakutat Army Airfield was constructed as part of the United States Army's long-range defense program for Alaska. During World War II the airfield was a key USAAF base during the Aleutian Campaign. It was used in combat by the 406th Bombardment Squadron (June–November 1942) (28th BG).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Yakutat Airport has two runways: 2/20 is 6,475 by 150 feet (1,974 x 46 m) with a concrete surface; 11/29 is 7,745 by 150 feet (2,361 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 3, 2010, the airport had 19,026 aircraft operations, an average of 52 per day: 68% general aviation, 26% air taxi, 4% scheduled commercial, and 2% military. At that time there were 8 aircraft based at this airport, all single-engine.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Cordova, Juneau
Alsek Air Icy Bay, Yakataga

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of YAK
(July 2010 - June 2011) [5]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Alaska Juneau, AK 4,000 Alaska
2 Alaska Anchorage, AK 3,000
2 Washington (state) Seattle, WA 3,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for YAK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=YAK&Airport_Name=Yakutat,%20AK:%20Yakutat%20Airport&carrier=FACTS

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1998-4899) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2004-5-5 (May 4, 2004): tentatively reselects Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service at Cordova, Gustavus, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Yakutat (southeast) Alaska, for the period from October 1, 2003, through April 30, 2006, at an annual rate of $5,723,008.
    • Order 2006-3-20 (March 22, 2006): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service at Cordova, Gustavus, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Yakutat (southeast) Alaska, for the period from May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2009.
    • Order 2009-2-3 (February 9, 2009): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, for an annual subsidy rate of $5,793,201 and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $1,347,195, through April 30, 2011.
    • Order 2011-2-1 (February 1, 2011): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, for an annual subsidy rate of $4,486,951 and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $3,415,987, from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013.
    • Order 2013-2-10 (February 11, 2013): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, Alaska, for $4,827,052 annual subsidy and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $3,476,579, from May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2015.

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