Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport

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Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport
Eleventh Air Force - Emblem.png
Airport type Military
Owner U.S. Air Force
Location Cape Lisburne, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 68°52′30″N 166°06′40″W / 68.87500°N 166.11111°W / 68.87500; -166.11111
LUR is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,800 1,463 Gravel
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations 0
Based Aircraft 0
Passengers 268
Freight 84,000 lbs

Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport[2] (IATA: LURICAO: PALUFAA LID: LUR) is a military airport located on Cape Lisburne, at the northwest point of the Lisburne Peninsula in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The airport is owned by the U.S. Air Force.[1] It is also known as Cape Lisburne Airport.

It is located within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Alaska, between the Arctic Ocean and the Chuckchi Sea. The nearest community is Point Hope, located 25 miles (40 km) to the southwest.[3]


Cape Lisburne Airport is a United States Air Force military airstrip. Its mission is to provide access to the Cape Lisburne Long Range Radar Station (LRRS) for servicing and other requirements.

The airstrip was conducted in 1952 during the construction of the Cape Lisburne Air Force Station. During the station's operational use as a manned radar station, it provided transportation for station personnel and for supplies and equipment to be airlifted to the station. With the manned radar station's closure in 1983, the airstrip now provides access to the unattended site for maintenance personnel and other requirements.

It is not staffed by any support personnel, and is not open to the public. During the winter months, it may be inaccessible due to the extreme weather conditions at the location.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport has one runway designated 8/26 with a gravel surface measuring 4,805 by 135 feet (1,465 x 41 m). For the 12-month period ending July 12, 1977, the airport had 200 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 16 per month.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bering Air Kotzebue, Point Hope[4]


Carrier shares: January – December 2015[5]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Bering Air
Top domestic destinations: January – December 2015[5]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Alaska Kotzebue, AK Ralph Wien Memorial Airport 106


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for LUR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Photo of Cape Lisburne LRRS, with caption. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  4. ^ "Bering Air Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Cape Lisburne, AK: Cape Lisburne (LUR)". 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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