Kantishna Airport

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Kantishna Airport
Airport type Public
Owner National Park Service
Serves Kantishna, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 1,575 ft / 480 m
Coordinates 63°32′30″N 150°59′38″W / 63.54167°N 150.99389°W / 63.54167; -150.99389
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 1,850 564 Gravel
Aircraft operations (2005) 1,200
Enplanements (2008) 985

Kantishna Airport (FAA LID: 5Z5) is a federally owned airstrip located two nautical miles (3.7 km) northwest of the former mining district of Kantishna in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska.[3] [4]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 985 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008.[2] This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Kantishna Airport covers an area of 6 acres (2.4 ha) at an elevation of 1,575 feet (480 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with a gravel surface measuring 1,850 by 35 feet (564 x 11 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 1,200 aircraft operations, an average of 100 per month: 83% air taxi and 16% general aviation.[1]


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for 5Z5 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 18 December 2009.
  3. ^ Quit Claim Deed from US Secretary of Commerce to State of Alaska, June 25, 1959
  4. ^ Numerous federal and state government documents on topic.
  5. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) Archived 2011-08-06 at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.

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