Seward Airport

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Seward Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Seward, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 22 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 60°07′37″N 149°25′08″W / 60.12694°N 149.41889°W / 60.12694; -149.41889
Seward Airport is located in Alaska
Seward Airport
Seward Airport
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,240 1,292 Asphalt
16/34 2,279 695 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 10,510
Based aircraft 25

Seward Airport (IATA: SWDICAO: PAWDFAA LID: SWD) is a state-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (2.3 miles; 3.7 km) northeast of the central business district of Seward,[1] a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]


The airport was built during World War II. It was named Walseth Air Force Base and was closed by the United States Air Force in April 1947. It was excessed to the War Assets Administration and taken over by the Territory of Alaska. [3] [4] [5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Seward Airport covers an area of 302 acres (122 ha) at an elevation of 22 feet (7 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 4,240 by 100 feet (1,292 x 30 m) and 16/34 is 2,279 by 75 feet (695 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2009, the airport had 10,510 aircraft operations, an average of 28 per day: 57% general aviation, 43% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 25 single-engine aircraft based at this airport.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for SWD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website
  4. ^ ArmyAirForces.Com
  5. ^ Air Force Flying Fields

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