Ekwok Airport

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Ekwok Airport
View from north, prior to extension of runway
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Ekwok, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 135 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 59°21′17″N 157°28′20″W / 59.35472°N 157.47222°W / 59.35472; -157.47222Coordinates: 59°21′17″N 157°28′20″W / 59.35472°N 157.47222°W / 59.35472; -157.47222
KEK is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,319 1,012 Gravel
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft operations (2013) 2,200
Based Aircraft (2017) 0
Passengers 640
Freight 152,000 lbs

Ekwok Airport (IATA: KEKFAA LID: KEK) is a state owned, public use airport serving Ekwok,[1] a city in the Dillingham Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service to Merrill Field in Anchorage,AK is provided by Dena'ina air.[3]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 283 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 182 enplanements in 2009, and 284 in 2010.[5] 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).[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Ekwok Airport covers an area of 118 acres (48 ha) at an elevation of 135 feet (41 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 2/20 with a gravel surface measuring 3,300 by 75 feet (1,006 x 23 m).[1] The runway rebuilt and lengthened in 2005[1] prior to which its length was 2,720 feet (829 m).[7]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2008, the airport had 2,200 aircraft operations, an average of 183 per month: 68% air taxi and 32% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Grant Aviation Dillingham, New Stuyahok

Dena'ina Air Taxi offers service from Ekwok to Anchorage or milk run flights through neighboring village flights to Anchorage.

Top domestic destinations: January – December 2016[2]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Alaska Dillingham, AK Dillingham Airport 280
2 Alaska New Stuyahok, AK New Stuyahok Airport 20
Alaska Koliganek, AK Koliganek Airport 20


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for KEK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ekwok, AK: Ekwok (KEK)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Timetable" (PDF). PenAir. October 21, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "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.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Airport diagram for Ekwok (KEK)". Federal Aviation Administration. December 25, 2003. Archived from the original (GIF) on 2005-01-19. 


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