Nelson Lagoon Airport

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Nelson Lagoon Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Nelson Lagoon, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 56°00′27″N 161°09′37″W / 56.00750°N 161.16028°W / 56.00750; -161.16028
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 4,000 1,219 Gravel
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 302
Enplanements (2008) 290

Nelson Lagoon Airport (IATA: NLGICAO: PAOUFAA LID: OUL, formerly Z73) is a state-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) east of the central business district of Nelson Lagoon,[1] in the Aleutians East Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service to Cold Bay Airport is provided by Peninsula Airways (PenAir).[3]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, this airport had 290 commercial passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, a decrease of 4% from the 302 enplanements in 2007.[2] Nelson Lagoon Airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (2009-2013), which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[4]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned OUL by the FAA and NLG by the IATA[5] (which assigned OUL to Oulu Airport in Oulu, Finland[6]).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Grant Aviation Cold Bay, Port Moller

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Nelson Lagoon Airport has one runway designated 8/26 with a gravel surface measuring 4,000 by 75 feet (1,219 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 302 aircraft operations, an average of 25 per month: 68% air taxi and 32% general aviation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for OUL (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 27 Aug 2009.
  2. ^ a b CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data (Preliminary). Federal Aviation Administration. Published 15 July 2009.
  3. ^ 2009 Timetables. Peninsula Airways. Retrieved 6 Sep 2009.
  4. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009-2013. Federal Aviation Administration. Published 1 Oct 2008.
  5. ^ Great Circle Mapper: NLG / PAOU - Nelson Lagoon, Alaska. Retrieved 6 Sep 2009.
  6. ^ Aviation Safety Network: OUL / EFOU - Oulu Airport, Finland. Retrieved 6 Sep 2009.

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