Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport

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For the airports located in Oklahoma City, see Wiley Post Airport and Will Rogers World Airport.
Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Location Barrow, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 44 ft / 13 m
Coordinates 71°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 (2010)
Aircraft operations 12,010
Based aircraft 8

Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport, (IATA: BRWICAO: PABRFAA LID: BRW) often referred to as Post/Rogers Memorial is a public airport located in Barrow, a city in 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.

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 January 11, 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 8 aircraft based at this airport: 1 jet, 3 helicopters, 1 multi-engine, and 3 single-engine.[1][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay, Fairbanks
Ravn Alaska Anchorage, Atqasuk, Barter Island/Kaktovik, Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay, Nuiqsut, Point Lay, Wainwright


Top Destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from BRW (June 2010 – May 2011)[5]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Alaska Anchorage, AK 22,000 Alaska, Era Alaska
2 Alaska Fairbanks, AK 7,000 Alaska
3 Alaska Wainwright, AK 3,000 Era Alaska
4 Alaska Atqasuk, AK 2,000 Era Alaska
5 Alaska Point Lay, AK 1,000 Era Alaska
6 Alaska Nuiqsut, AK 1,000 Era Alaska
7 Alaska Deadhorse, AK 1,000 Alaska, Era Alaska


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BRW (Form 5010 PDF), effective 13 January 2011
  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. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow, Alaska, USA". Airnav. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) (May 2011). "Barrow, AK: Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial (BRW)". U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 

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