Atka Airport

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Atka Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Atka, Alaska
Location Atka Island
Elevation AMSL 57 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 52°13′14″N 174°12′22″W / 52.22056°N 174.20611°W / 52.22056; -174.20611Coordinates: 52°13′14″N 174°12′22″W / 52.22056°N 174.20611°W / 52.22056; -174.20611
Map
AKA is located in Alaska
AKA
AKA
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 4,500 1,372 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations 156
Based Aircraft 0
Passengers 623
Freight 86,000 lbs

Atka Airport (IATA: AKBICAO: PAAKFAA LID: AKA, formerly 40A) is a state owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) north of the central business district of Atka,[1] a city on Atka Island in the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled commercial airline passenger service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 321 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 406 enplanements in 2009, and 322 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).[4]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned AKA by the FAA[1] and AKB by the IATA.[5] The airport's ICAO identifier is PAAK.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Atka Airport covers an area of 226 acres (91 ha) at an elevation of 57 feet (17 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,500 by 100 feet (1,372 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2009, the airport had 550 aircraft operations, an average of 45 per month: 54.5% air taxi and 45.5% scheduled commercial.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Grant Aviation Unalaska/Dutch Harbor

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: January – December 2015[7]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Grant
620(100.00%)
Top domestic destinations: January – December 2015[7]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, AK Unalaska Airport (DUT) 300

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for AKA (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 5, 2017.
  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). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Atka, Alaska (IATA: AKB, ICAO: PAAK, FAA: AKA)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Atka, AK: Atka (AKB)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-1995-363) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2004-6-20: re-selecting Peninsula Airways to provide essential air service at Atka and Nikolski, Alaska, at annual subsidy rates of $336,303 and $173,603 per year, respectively, for the period ending June 30, 2006.
    • Order 2006-5-21: re-selecting Alaska Airlines to provide essential air service at Adak, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,393,384, and Peninsula Airways for $449,605 at Atka and $314,694 at Nikolski. The three rates extend through June 30, 2008.
    • Order 2008-3-36: re-selecting Alaska Airlines to provide essential air service at Adak, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,483,122, and Peninsula Airways for $513,803 at Atka and $469,786 at Nikolski. The three rates extend through June 30, 2010.
    • Order 2010-7-9: re-selecting Alaska Airlines to provide essential air service (EAS) at Adak, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $1,675,703, and Peninsula Airways, Inc., for $290,780 at Atka and $639,008 at Nikolski. The three rates extend through June 30, 2012.
    • Order 2012-5-20 (May 23, 2012): selecting Grant Aviation, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Atka, Alaska, for $842,574 the first year and $822,445 the second year, and at Nikolski, Alaska, for $331,431 the first year and $324,998 the second year.

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