Buckland Airport

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Buckland Airport
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Buckland, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 31 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 65°58′54″N 161°08′57″W / 65.98167°N 161.14917°W / 65.98167; -161.14917
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 3,200 975 Gravel
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations (2013) 4,250
Based Aircraft 1
Passengers 6,968
Freight 1,234,000 lbs

Buckland Airport (IATA: BKC, ICAO: PABL, FAA LID: BVK, formerly 7K5) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) southwest of the central business district of Buckland,[1] a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The airport is situated on the Buckland River.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned BVK by the FAA[1] and BKC by the IATA[2] (which assigned BVK to Huacaraje, Bolivia[3]). The airport's ICAO identifier is PABL.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Buckland Airport covers an area of 184 acres (74 ha) at an elevation of 31 feet (9 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with a gravel surface measuring 3,200 by 75 feet (975 x 23 m).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bering Air Deering, Kotzebue[5]
Ravn Alaska Kotzebue[6]


Carrier shares: January – December 2015[7]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Bering Air
Top domestic destinations: January – December 2015[7]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Alaska Kotzebue, AK Kotzebue 4,250
2 Alaska Deering, AK Deering Airport 170
3 Alaska Shishmaref, AK Shishmaref Airport 10
4 Alaska Nome, AK Nome Airport 10


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BVK (Form 5010 PDF), effective January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: BKC / PABL - Buckland, Alaska
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: BVK / SLHJ - Huacaraje, Bolivia
  4. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Bering Air Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Destinations".  (retrieved January 14, 2017)
  7. ^ a b "Buckland, AK: Buckland (BKC)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 

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