Wrangell Airport

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Wrangell Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Wrangell, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 56°29′04″N 132°22′11″W / 56.48444°N 132.36972°W / 56.48444; -132.36972Coordinates: 56°29′04″N 132°22′11″W / 56.48444°N 132.36972°W / 56.48444; -132.36972
Map
WRG is located in Alaska
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Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,999 1,828 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 10,425
Based aircraft 11

Wrangell Airport (IATA: WRGICAO: PAWGFAA LID: WRG) is a state owned, public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district of Wrangell, a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska which has no road access to the outside world.[1] Scheduled airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 10,601 passenger enplanements (boardings) in calendar year 2008,[2] 10,790 in 2009, and 10,882 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015-2019, which categorized it as a primary commercial service (nonhub) airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year) based on 11,434 enplanements in 2012.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Wrangell Airport has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,999 by 150 feet (1,828 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 13, 2012, the airport had 10,425 aircraft operations, an average of 28 per day: 59% air taxi, 34% general aviation, and 7% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 11 aircraft based at this airport: 91% single-engine and 9% helicopter.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Seattle

Alaska Airlines operates daily Boeing 737-400 passenger and Boeing 737-400 passenger/cargo Combi aircraft jet service from the airport.[5]

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of WRG
(Dec 2015 - Nov 2016)
[6]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Seattle, WA 4,050 Alaska
2 Juneau, AK 3,630 Alaska
3 Anchorage, AK 2,230 Alaska
4 Ketchikan, AK 2,140 Alaska
5 Petersburg, AK 350 Alaska

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for WRG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Appendix A: List of NPIAS Airports with 5-Year Forecast Activity and Development Estimate" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) Report. Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.alaskaair.com, Alaska Airlines system timetable
  6. ^ http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=WRG&Airport_Name=Wrangell,%20AK:%20Wrangell%20Airport&carrier=FACTS

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-1998-4899) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2004-5-5 (May 4, 2004): tentatively reselects Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service at Cordova, Gustavus, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Yakutat (southeast) Alaska, for the period from October 1, 2003, through April 30, 2006, at an annual rate of $5,723,008.
    • Order 2006-3-20 (March 22, 2006): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service at Cordova, Gustavus, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Yakutat (southeast) Alaska, for the period from May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2009.
    • Order 2009-2-3 (February 9, 2009): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, for an annual subsidy rate of $5,793,201 and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $1,347,195, through April 30, 2011.
    • Order 2011-2-1 (February 1, 2011): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide essential air service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, for an annual subsidy rate of $4,486,951 and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $3,415,987, from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013.
    • Order 2013-2-10 (February 11, 2013): re-selecting Alaska Airlines, Inc., to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Cordova, Gustavus, and Yakutat, Alaska, for $4,827,052 annual subsidy and at Petersburg and Wrangell at an annual subsidy rate of $3,476,579, from May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2015.

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