|Owner||Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region|
|Hub for||Bering Air|
|Elevation AMSL||38 ft / 12 m|
Nome Airport (IATA: OME, ICAO: PAOM, FAA LID: OME) is a state owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) west of the central business district of Nome, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 59,984 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 54,994 enplanements in 2009, and 56,658 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
In World War II, the civilian Nome Airport shared use of the runway with Marks Army Airfield for transfer of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union and in 1942, for air defense of the western coast of Alaska. Renamed Marks Air Force Base in 1948, the military installation was used as a fighter-interceptor forward base until they were pulled back to Galena Air Force Station. Marks AFB closed in 1950 and an air base squadron was at Nome Airport until December 1956.
Facilities and aircraft
Nome Airport resides at elevation of 38 feet (11 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: Runway 10/28 is 6,000 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) and Runway 3/21 is 6,175 by 150 feet (1,882 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2010, the airport had 28,000 aircraft operations, an average of 76 per day: 54% air taxi, 36% general aviation, 5% scheduled commercial, and 5% military. At that time there were 71 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 7% helicopter, and 4% military.
Free parking is available at the airport.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:
|Alaska Airlines||Anchorage, Kotzebue|
|Arctic Transportation Services||Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Savoonga, Shishmaref, Teller, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain|
|Bering Air||Brevig Mission, Council, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Port Clarence, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, St. Michael, Stebbins, Teller, Tin City, Unalakeet, Wales, White Mountain
Winter seasonal: Diomede
Charter: Anadyr, Provideniya
|Evergreen Helicopters||Diomede, Wales|
|Ravn Alaska||Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Galena, Golovin, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, Unalakeet, Wales, White Mountain|
Located in town, just east of the airport, is a pizza restaurant named Airport Pizza. The pizza parlor is famous for its use of Bering Air flights to deliver pizza for free to far-flung Alaskan villages.
In popular culture
- FAA Airport Master Record for OME ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "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
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in
- FAA Airport Master Record for 94Z ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- Nome Alaska Economy and Transportation
- Bering Air: Nome Flight Schedule. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- Topographic map from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective October 12, 2017
- FAA Terminal Procedures for Nome Airport (OME), effective October 12, 2017
- Resources for this airport:
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