Tatitlek Airport

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Tatitlek Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerAlaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesTatitlek, Alaska
Elevation AMSL62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates60°52′21″N 146°41′28″W / 60.87250°N 146.69111°W / 60.87250; -146.69111Coordinates: 60°52′21″N 146°41′28″W / 60.87250°N 146.69111°W / 60.87250; -146.69111
7KA is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,701 1,128 Gravel
13W/31W 8,000 2,438 Water
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations2,350

Tatitlek Airport (IATA: TEK, ICAO: PAKA, FAA LID: 7KA) is a state-owned public-use airport serving Tatitlek,[1] in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Scheduled passenger service at this airport is subsidized by the United States Department of Transportation via the Essential Air Service program.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Tatitlek Airport covers an area of 160 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 62 feet (19 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 12/30 with a gravel surface measuring 3,701 by 75 feet (1,128 x 23 m). There is also a seaplane landing area designated 13W/31W which measures 8,000 by 4,000 feet (2,438 x 1,219 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 2,350 aircraft operations, an average of 45 per week: 53% air taxi and 47% general aviation.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Reeve Air Alaska Anchorage[3]

Service to Anchorage was previously provided by Arctic Circle Air.[4]


Carrier shares: January – December 2013[5]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2013[5]
Rank City Airport name & IATA code Passengers
2013 2012
1 Anchorage, AK Lake Hood Strip (DQL) 40 40
2 Chenega, AK Chenega Bay Airport (NCN) <10 <10
3 Anchorage, AK Anchorage International (ANC) <10 <10


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 7KA (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "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)
  3. ^ "Reeve Air Alaska". Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Anchorage Schedule". Arctic Circle Air. Archived from the original on May 17, 2006. Retrieved April 24, 2006.
  5. ^ a b "Tatitlek, AK: Tatitlek Airport (TEK)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2014.

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-2013-0030) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2013-2-22 (February 22, 2013): requesting proposals from carriers interested in providing Essential Air Service (EAS) at Tatitlek, Alaska, for a two-year period, with or without subsidy. Arctic Circle Air Service, Inc., provided scheduled passenger service to Tatitlek through April 2008 and terminated its service at that time without filing a 90-day notice of its intent to suspend that service. The carrier ceased all operations in August 2010.
    • Order 2013-6-6 (June 7, 2013): re-soliciting proposals by June 20, 2013, from carriers interested in providing Essential Air Service (EAS) at Tatitlek, Alaska, for a two-year period, with or without subsidy ... for one or two round trips per week, year round, at Tatitlek.
    • Order 2013-8-1 (August 2, 2013): selecting Reeve Air Alaska, LLC, to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Tatitlek, Alaska, with two nonstop round trips per week to Anchorage with Piper Navajo PA-31 aircraft for a two-year period for $93,080 annual subsidy. Tatitlek, Alaska: Docket 2013-0030. effective Period: October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2015.
    • Order 2013-8-1 (August 23, 2013): adjusting the starting date for the inauguration of Essential Air Service by Reeve Air Alaska, LLC, to September 2, 2013.

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