Gustavus Airport

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Gustavus Airport
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IATA: GSTICAO: PAGSFAA LID: GST
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeastern Region
Serves Gustavus, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 58°25′31″N 135°42′27″W / 58.42528°N 135.70750°W / 58.42528; -135.70750Coordinates: 58°25′31″N 135°42′27″W / 58.42528°N 135.70750°W / 58.42528; -135.70750
Map
GST is located in Alaska
GST
GST
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 3,146 959 Asphalt
11/29 6,721 2,049 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 5,750
Based aircraft 21

Gustavus Airport (IATA: GSTICAO: PAGSFAA LID: GST) is a state owned, public use airport located in Gustavus,[1] a city in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 11,828 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 8,822 enplanements in 2009, and 9,996 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015-2019, which categorized it as a nonprimary commercial service airport based on 9,509 enplanements in 2014.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Gustavus Airport covers an area of 1,821 acres (737 ha) at an elevation of 35 feet (11 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 11/29 is 6,721 by 150 feet (2,049 x 46 m) and 2/20 is 3,146 by 60 feet (959 x 18 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending May 30, 2010, the airport had 5,750 aircraft operations, an average of 15 per day: 57% air taxi, 38% general aviation, 4% scheduled commercial, and 1% military. At that time there were 21 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, and 5% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Excursions Juneau
Alaska Airlines Seasonal: Juneau
Fjord Flying Juneau
Wings of Alaska Juneau

Jet service is operated on a seasonal basis by Alaska Airlines with Boeing 737 aircraft.

Statistics[edit]

Top destinations[edit]

Carrier shares for August 2010 - July 2011[5]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Air Excursions
7,480(40.5%)
Alaska Airlines
5,900(31.9%)
Fjord Flying
2,910(15.7%)
Wings of Alaska
2,200(11.9%)
Busiest domestic destinations
(August 2010 - July 2011)[5]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Juneau, AK Juneau International Airport (JNU) 8,000
2 Anchorage, AK Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) 1,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for GST (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) Report". National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) Report. Federal Aviation Administration. January 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Gustavus, AK: Gustavus Airport (GST)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. July 2011. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1998-4899) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2004-5-5 (May 4, 2004): tentatively reselects Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service at Cordova, Gustavus, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Yakutat (southeast) Alaska, for the period from October 1, 2003, through April 30, 2006, at an annual rate of $5,723,008.
    • Order 2006-3-20 (March 22, 2006): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service at Cordova, Gustavus, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Yakutat (southeast) Alaska, for the period from May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2009.
    • Order 2009-2-3 (February 9, 2009): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, for an annual subsidy rate of $5,793,201 and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $1,347,195, through April 30, 2011.
    • Order 2011-2-1 (February 1, 2011): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, for an annual subsidy rate of $4,486,951 and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $3,415,987, from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013.
    • Order 2013-2-10 (February 11, 2013): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, Alaska, for $4,827,052 annual subsidy and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $3,476,579, from May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2015.

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