Bettles Airport

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Bettles Airport
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF
Serves Bettles, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 647 ft / 197 m
Coordinates 66°54′50″N 151°31′45″W / 66.91389°N 151.52917°W / 66.91389; -151.52917
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 5,190 1,582 Turf/Gravel
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations 4,150
Based aircraft 12
Passengers 2,859
Freight 237,000 lbs

Bettles Airport (IATA: BTTICAO: PABTFAA LID: BTT) is a state-owned public-use airport located in Bettles, a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Bettles Airport covers 1,195 acres 1,195 acres (484 ha) which contains one runway designated 1/19 with a 5,190 x 150 ft (1,582 x 46 m) gravel surface. It also has two seaplane landing areas: 9W/27W which measures 1,500 x 1,200 ft (457 x 366 m) and 18W/36W which measures 2,000 x 1,200 ft (610 x 366 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 4,150 aircraft operations, an average of 11 per day: 72% general aviation, 24% air taxi and 4% military. There are 11 aircraft based at this airport: 91% single-engine and 9% multi-engine.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:

Airlines Destinations
Warbelow's Air Ventures Fairbanks[2]
Wright Air Service Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Fairbanks[3]


Carrier shares: January – December 2015[4]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Wright Air
Top domestic destinations: January – December 2015[4]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Alaska Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks International Airport 1,380
2 Alaska Anaktuvuk Pass, AK Anaktuvuk Pass Airport 10


On October 30, 1970, Douglas C-47B N99663 of Frontier Flying Service was written off in a landing accident. The aircraft struck three parked aircraft. It was on a cargo flight from Fairbanks International Airport, Alaska,[5] to Ambler Airport, Alaska via Bettles. All four aircraft were substantially damaged.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BTT (Form 5010 PDF), effective January 5, 2017
  2. ^ "Warbelow's Flight Schedule". Warbelow's Air Ventures. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Schedule". Wright Air Service. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ 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 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "N99663 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "NTSB Identification: ANC80FA008". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 

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