Nuiqsut Airport

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Nuiqsut Airport
Airport type Public
Owner North Slope Borough
Serves Nuiqsut, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 70°12′36″N 151°00′20″W / 70.21000°N 151.00556°W / 70.21000; -151.00556
PAQT is located in Alaska
Location of Nuiqsut Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 4,343 1,324 Gravel
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 1,800

Nuiqsut Airport (IATA: NUIICAO: PAQTFAA LID: AQT) is a public use airport located in Nuiqsut,[1] a city in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is owned by North Slope Borough.[1]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned AQT by the FAA[1] and NUI by the IATA.[2] The airport's ICAO identifier is PAQT.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Nuiqsut Airport has one runway designated 4/22 with a gravel surface measuring 4,343 by 90 feet (1,324 x 27 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 1,800 aircraft operations, an average of 150 per month: 83% air taxi, 11% military and 6% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ravn Alaska Barter Island/Kaktovik, Barrow, Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay[4]

Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of NUI
(June 2010 - May 2011) [5]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Alaska Barrow, AK 1,000 Frontier Flying, Hageland
2 Alaska Deadhorse, AK 1,000 Frontier Flying, Hageland


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for AQT (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "NUI / PAQT - Nuiqsut, Alaska". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ "2007 Timetable" (PDF). Frontier Flying Service. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  5. ^,%20AK:%20Nuiqsut%20Airport&carrier=FACTS

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