Wales Airport (Alaska)

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Wales Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerState of Alaska DOT & PF - Northern Region
ServesWales, Alaska
Elevation AMSL22 ft / 7 m
Coordinates65°37′21″N 168°05′42″W / 65.62250°N 168.09500°W / 65.62250; -168.09500
WAA is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 4,000 1,219 Gravel

Wales Airport (IATA: WAA, ICAO: PAIW, FAA LID: IWK) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) northwest of the central business district of Wales,[1] a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.


Wales airport has one runway designated 18/36 with a 4,000 x 75 ft (1,219 x 23 m) gravel surface.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Bering Air Brevig Mission, Nome, Teller, Tin City[2]

Prior to its bankruptcy and cessation of all operations, Ravn Alaska served the airport from multiple locations.


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Form 5010 for IWK PDF, effective 2008-04-10
  2. ^ Bering Air: Nome & Unalakleet Flight Schedule] (PDF). Retrieved Sep 10, 2022.

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