Cordova Municipal Airport

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Cordova Municipal Airport
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Cordova, Alaska
Built 1941
Elevation AMSL 12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 60°32′38″N 145°43′36″W / 60.54389°N 145.72667°W / 60.54389; -145.72667Coordinates: 60°32′38″N 145°43′36″W / 60.54389°N 145.72667°W / 60.54389; -145.72667
CKU is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 1,800 549 Gravel
9W/27W 8,000 2,438 Water
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 8,800

Cordova Municipal Airport (IATA: CKUFAA LID: CKU) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.8 km) east of the central business district of Cordova, a city in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] It is located on Eyak Lake on which it also has a landing area for seaplanes.

Cordova is also served by the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport which offers scheduled commercial flights including Alaska Airlines jet service.

Formerly, the airport operated as Cordova Army Airfield.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Cordova Municipal Airport has one runway (6/24) with a 1,800 by 60 ft (549 x 18 m) gravel surface. It also has one seaplane landing area (9W/27W) measuring 8,000 by 3,000 ft (2,438 x 914 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 8,800 aircraft operations, an average of 24 per day: 60% general aviation and 40% air taxi.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for CKU (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-09-25.

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