Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport

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Wiley Post–Will Rogers International Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerState of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
LocationUtqiagvik, Alaska
Elevation AMSL44 ft / 13 m
Coordinates71°17′08″N 156°45′58″W / 71.28556°N 156.76611°W / 71.28556; -156.76611Coordinates: 71°17′08″N 156°45′58″W / 71.28556°N 156.76611°W / 71.28556; -156.76611
PABR is located in Alaska
Location of Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 7,100 2,164 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations12,010 (2014)
Based aircraft8
Freight24,000,000 lbs

Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport, (IATA: BRW, ICAO: PABR, FAA LID: BRW) often referred to as Post/Rogers Memorial, is a public airport located in Utqiagvik (Barrow), the largest city and borough seat of the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[2] The airport is owned by the state.[1] Situated on the Chukchi Sea at a latitude of 71.29°N, the airport is the farthest north of any in US territory. The airport is named after American humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post, both of whom died about 9 mi (14 km) away at Point Barrow in a 1935 airplane crash.[3]

Alaska Airlines 737-400 combi aircraft at Post/Rogers Memorial Airport, December 2007. Note that it is twilight. Even though the sun does not rise in December, it gets close enough to the horizon to provide illumination.
Airport from the unpaved street
Polar bear at Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport, 2003

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport has one asphalt paved runway (7/25) measuring 7,100 ft × 150 ft (2,164 m × 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending 11 January 2011, the airport had 12,010 aircraft operations, an average of 33 per day: 50% air taxi, 37% general aviation, 12% scheduled commercial and fewer than 1% military. At that time there were eight aircraft based at this airport: one jet, three helicopters, one multi-engine, and three single-engine.[1][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Deadhorse, Fairbanks[5]

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


Carrier shares (July 2019 - June 2020)[6]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Alaska Airlines

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest routes from BRW
(July 2019 - June 2020)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Anchorage, AK 24,850 Alaska
2 Fairbanks, AK 3,420 Alaska
3 Deadhorse, AK 260 Alaska


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for BRW PDF, effective 5 January 2017
  2. ^ "BRW - Barrow, Alaska (Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport)". Great Circle Mapper. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  3. ^ "About Barrow". City of Barrow. 2012. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow, Alaska, USA". Airnav. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  5. ^ Alaska Airlines. "Flight Timetable" (PDF). (retrieved 8 January 2017)
  6. ^ a b "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Transtats.bts.gov. November 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport at Wikimedia Commons