Ambler Airport

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Ambler Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerAlaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesAmbler, Alaska
Elevation AMSL334 ft / 102 m
Coordinates67°06′23.9″N 157°51′25.6″W / 67.106639°N 157.857111°W / 67.106639; -157.857111
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 4,000 1,219 Gravel/Dirt
10/28 2,410 735 Gravel/Dirt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations5,000 (2,014)
Based Aircraft1
Freight986,000 lbs

Ambler Airport (IATA: ABL, ICAO: PAFM, FAA LID: AFM) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) north of the central business district of Ambler,[1] a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,357 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, an increase of 0.13% from the 2,354 enplanements in 2007.[2] This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned AFM by the FAA[1] and ABL by the IATA.[4] The airport's ICAO identifier is PAFM.[5]


Ambler Airport covers an area of 272 acres (110 ha) at an elevation of 334 feet (102 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with gravel surfaces: 9/27 measures 2,400 by 60 feet (732 x 18 m) and 18/36 is 3,000 by 60 feet (914 x 18 m).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Bering Air Kobuk, Kotzebue, Shungnak[6]
Ravn Alaska Kotzebue[7]


Carrier shares: January – December 2015[8]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Bering Air
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2015[8]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Kotzebue, AK Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (OTZ) 1,510
2 Shungnak, AK Shungnak Airport (SHG) 150
3 Selawik, AK Selawik Airport (WLK) 80
4 Kobuk, AK Kobuk Airport (OBU) 50
5 Noorvik, AK Noorvik Airport (ORV) 30


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AFM (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2017-01-05.
  2. ^ a b CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated January 10, 2017.
  3. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  4. ^ Great Circle Mapper: ABL / PAFM - Ambler, Alaska
  5. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  6. ^ Bering Air Timetables (PDF). Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Destinations". (retrieved January 10, 2017)
  8. ^ a b "Akiak, AK: Akiak (AKI)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2017.

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