Ouzinkie Airport

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Ouzinkie Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Ouzinkie, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 57°56′32″N 152°27′54″W / 57.94222°N 152.46500°W / 57.94222; -152.46500 (Ouzinkie Airport (new))
Map
Ouzinkie Airport is located in Alaska
Ouzinkie Airport
Ouzinkie Airport
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 3,300 1,006 Gravel

Ouzinkie Airport (IATA: KOZFAA LID: 4K5) is a state-owned public-use airport serving Ouzinkie,[1] a city on Spruce Island in the Kodiak Island Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.

The airport received national media attention in 2009 after being slotted to receive $15 million in federal stimulus money to construct a new airstrip.[2][3] The new airport opened in 2010.[4]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, Ouzinkie Airport had 2,071 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[5] 2,999 enplanements in 2009, and 2,784 in 2010.[6] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility based on enplanements in 2008 (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 per year).[7]

Facilities[edit]

Ouzinkie Airport covers an area of 170 acres (69 ha) at an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 8/26 with a gravel surface measuring 3,300 by 60 feet (1,006 x 18 m).[1]

The former location (57°55′31″N 152°29′49″W / 57.92528°N 152.49694°W / 57.92528; -152.49694 (Ouzinkie Airport (old))) had one runway designated 11/29 with a gravel surface measuring 2,085 by 80 feet (636 x 24 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, it had 42 aircraft operations per month: 60% general aviation and 40% air taxi.

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines with scheduled passenger service to non-stop destinations:

Airlines Destinations
Island Air Service Kodiak, Port Lions [8]
Servant Air Kodiak, Port Lions [9]

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: January – December 2012[10]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Island
2,370(71.3%)
Servant
950(28.7%)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2012[10]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Kodiak, AK Kodiak Airport (ADQ) 1,700
2 Port Lions, AK Port Lions Airport (ORI) 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 4K5 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Karlinsky, Neal; Harper, Eloise (August 3, 2009). "Alaska's Airport to Nowhere". ABC News. 
  3. ^ DeGeorge, Krestia (July 15, 2009). "Quit picking on Ouzinkie". Anchorage Press. 
  4. ^ "Ouzinkie has a new airport". JuneauEmpire.com. July 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "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 |work= (help)
  6. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "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 |work= (help)
  8. ^ "Summer Schedule: Effective June 1, 2012 - September 15, 2012". Island Air Service. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Summer Schedule: Effective April 4, 2012". Servant Air. August 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Ouzinkie, AK: Ouzinkie Airport (KOZ)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 

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