Circle City Airport

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Circle City Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerState of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesCircle, Alaska
Elevation AMSL613 ft / 187 m
Coordinates65°49′40″N 144°04′34″W / 65.82778°N 144.07611°W / 65.82778; -144.07611Coordinates: 65°49′40″N 144°04′34″W / 65.82778°N 144.07611°W / 65.82778; -144.07611
CRC is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 2,979 908 Gravel/Dirt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Operations1,110
Based Aircraft0
Freight46,000 lbs

Circle City Airport (IATA: IRC, ICAO: PACR, FAA LID: CRC) is a state owned, public use airport located in Circle[1] (also known as Circle City), in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is also known as Circle City (New) Airport.[1] Scheduled commercial airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 303 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 377 enplanements in 2009, and 355 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (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 CRC by the FAA[1] and IRC by the IATA[5] (which assigned CRC to the Santa Ana Airport in Cartago, Colombia[6]). The airport's ICAO identifier is PACR.[7]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Circle City Airport covers an area of 324 acres (131 ha) at an elevation of 613 feet (187 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with a gravel surface measuring 2,979 by 60 feet (908 x 18 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 1,110 aircraft operations, an average of 92 per month: 63% general aviation, 36% air taxi, and 1% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport:

Warbelow's Air Ventures Fairbanks[8]


Carrier shares: January – December 2015[9]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Everts Air
Top domestic destinations: January – December 2015[9]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Alaska Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks International Airport 250


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for CRC (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. ^ "Circle City Airport (IATA: IRC, ICAO: PACR, FAA: CRC)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  6. ^ "Cartago-Santa Ana Airport, Colombia (IATA: CRC, ICAO: SKGO)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  7. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  8. ^ "Warbelow's Flight Schedule". Warbelow's Air Ventures. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Circle, AK: Circle (IRC)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2017.

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1998-3621) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2003-11-1 (November 3, 2003): re-selecting Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc. to continue providing essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for the period beginning December 1, 2003, and ending November 30, 2005, at an annual subsidy of $56,932.
    • Order 2005-9-19 (September 19, 2005): re-selecting Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc. to provide essential air service (EAS) to Central and Circle, Alaska, and establishing a subsidy rate of $124,841 per year for service consisting of five round trips each week routed Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks with 8-seat Piper Navajo aircraft.
    • Order 2007-10-6 (October 4, 2007): re-selecting Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Central and Circle, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $171,223 for the period of December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2009.
    • Order 2009-9-17 (September 25, 2009): re-selecting Warbelow's Air Service to provide essential air service (EAS) at Central and Circle, Alaska, at annual subsidy rate of $203,360 from December 1, 2009, through April 30, 2011.
    • Order 2011-9-11 (September 15, 2011): re-selecting Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Central and Circle, Alaska, for a combined annual subsidy of $275,598 ($137,799 for each community). Warbelow’s will provide five weekly round trips over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing from December 1, 2011, through November 30, 2013. Warbelow's will use 8-seat Piper PA31-350 aircraft but will gradually phase in 9-seat Cessna 208B aircraft as the carrier retires the PA31-350.

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