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Fairbanks International Airport
Fairbanks International Airport diagram. US FAA image.
IATA: FAI – ICAO: PAFA – FAA LID: FAI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF
Location Fairbanks, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 434 ft / 132 m
Coordinates 64°48′54″N 147°51′23″W / 64.815°N 147.85639°W / 64.815; -147.85639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2L/20R 11,800 3,597 Asphalt
2R/20L 6,500 1,981 Asphalt
SKI 2/20 2,900 884 Gravel
2W/20W 5,400 1,646 Water
Statistics (1996/2007)
Aircraft operations 133,267
Based aircraft 482
Passengers 898,000 (2007)
Source: Federal Aviation Administration

Fairbanks International Airport (IATA: FAI, ICAO: PAFA, FAA LID: FAI) is a state-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Fairbanks, a city in the Fairbanks North Star Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.

The airport serves many cargo airlines as a convenient refueling stop for some aircraft on trans-polar routes. FAI is served by a limited number of passenger airlines. Era Aviation and Alaska Airlines serve the airport year-round, while Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines serve FAI during the summer. Fairbanks is the smallest city in the United States with non-stop service to Europe, as Condor Airlines offers weekly flights to Frankfurt during the summer tourist season.

Recently, the airport constructed a new terminal and demolished the old one. The new terminal is built around the modern TSA standards. In addition to architectural design and better security, the main terminal now has six jet-bridges (up from the former five).. The new building's footprint is smaller than the old building, and it no longer has the museum exhibits in the lobby.

Facilities and aircraft

Fairbanks International Airport covers an area of 3,470 acres (1,404 ha) which contains three runways and one seaplane landing area:

  • Runway 2L/20R: 11,800 x 150 ft (3,597 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 2R/20L: 6,500 x 100 ft (1,981 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway SKI 2/20: 2,900 x 75 ft (884 x 23 m), Surface: Gravel
  • Runway 2W/20W: 5,400 x 100 ft (1,646 x 30 m), Surface: Water

For the 12-month period ending August 28, 1996, the airport had 133,267 aircraft operations, an average of 365 per day: 68% general aviation, 18% air taxi, 12% scheduled commercial and 2% military. There are 482 aircraft based at this airport: 89% single engine, 9% multi-engine and 2% helicopters.

Airlines

The terminal building, situated on the southwest side of the airport, contains seven gates: two for commuter carriers and five for larger carriers. These gates are allocated as follows:

  • Gate A: Era Alaska, 40 Mile Air
  • Gate B: Era Alaska, 40 Mile Air
  • Gate 1: Alaska Airlines
  • Gate 2: Alaska Airlines
  • Gate 4: Seasonal
  • Gate 5: Frontier Airlines
  • Gate 6: Seasonal/Int'l

Passenger airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air North Dawson City [seasonal]
Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Barrow, Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay, Seattle/Tacoma
Arctic Circle Air Service Anchorage, Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Arctic Village, Bethel, Bettles, Chalkyitsik, Dillingham, Eagle, Fort Yukon, Galena, Hughes, Huslia, Livengood, Minto, Nulato, Rampart, Tanana, Unalakleet, Venetie
Condor Frankfurt [seasonal]
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City [all seasonal]
Era Alaska (Era Aviation) Anchorage, Barrow
Everts Air Arctic Village, Beaver, Eagle, Fort Yukon, Venetie
Frontier Airlines Denver [seasonal]
Frontier Flying Service Anchorage, Barter Island, Fort Yukon, Galena, Kotzebue, Nome, Ruby, Tanana
Japan Airlines Fukuoka, Nagoya-Centrair, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita [all seasonal charters]
Warbelow's Air Ventures Bettles, Central, Eagle, Fort Yukon, Galena, Huslia, Rampart, Shungnak, Tanana
Wright Air Service Allakaket, Anaktuvuk Pass, Arctic Village [seasonal], Bettles, Birch Creek, Coldfoot, Fort Yukon, Tanana

Cargo airlines

  • 40-Mile Air
  • Air Cargo Express
  • Air Central Express
  • Air North
  • Alaska Central Express
  • Cargolux [fuel stop]
  • Everts Air Cargo
  • Northern Air Cargo
  • Servant Air
  • Tanana Air Service
  • Tatonduk Flying Service
  • Wright Air Service

Charter airlines

  • Condor Airlines
  • Evert's Air Alaska
  • JAL
  • Larry's Flying Service
  • TEMSCO Helicopters,Arctic Division
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Warbelow's Air Ventures


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Fairbanks International Airport

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

Fairbanks International Airport, known as the Gateway to the Interior, is located close to downtown Fairbanks, AK. Early aviators in the Alaskan Territory frequently made do without proper landing strips, putting their airplanes down wherever there was a flat and clear patch of land. These days, Fairbanks’ modern facilities make flying to the Alaskan interior an easier proposition. Cargo flights at the airport outnumber passenger flights, but a handful of passenger airlines and seasonal charter services are available. Alaska Airlines offers year-round daily direct flights to locations in Alaska and the Lower 48, and several regional airlines provide service to Anchorage and interior rural communities like Deadhorse and Prospect Creek. Also, Thomas Cook Tours charters Condor, Germany's largest leisure-oriented airline, to provide weekly summer service between Fairbanks and Frankfurt.

Airport history

Early aviators in the Alaskan Territory frequently made do without prepared landing strips, putting their airplane down wherever air transportation was required. Aviation service in the Fairbanks area was initiated at an airfield known as Weeks Field, or Weeks Ball Park, in 1923. This multi-use facility gained importance in the community and throughout the Alaska aviation system from the time that Carl Ben Eielson first flew into Fairbanks in 1923 to start Alaskan Airways. A majority of the area's general aviation and commercial air traffic was accommodated here through mid-century, though air carrier aircraft used Ladd Air Force Base, today referred to as Fort Wainwright. Plans coalesced in 1948 for development of a new facility - Fairbanks International Airport. Construction was authorized by Congress that year. Operations were shifted to the new airport in 1951, though minimal facilities and no terminal building were then available. Air carriers used temporary structures until completion of the passenger terminal building in 1954.

This site, still held today, is located approximately four miles west from the urban center of Fairbanks, just north of the confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Weeks Field is now a residential area.

The airport was under the charge of the federal government from its opening until Alaska was granted statehood in 1959. Ownership and responsibility for operation were then transferred to the State of Alaska, Department of Public Works, then to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, under whose charge the facility remains today.

Fairbanks International Airport Development at the airport in past decades has been commensurate with growth in the community. Two notable traffic increases has occurred. First, a surge in passenger and enplaned cargo volumes and corresponding aircraft operations occurred in the years 1974 through 1977, the time when the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was under construction. Second, traffic at the airport changed in character as international air cargo flights began refueling at Fairbanks in 1979. Japan Airlines and Korean Airlines began service stops on cargo flights in May of that year. Fairbanks became an attractive option because of fuel availability. Use of Boeing 747, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, and McDonnell Douglas DC-8 all-cargo aircraft by these carriers changed the nature of operations at the airport. These larger, heavier aircraft place a greater demand on the infrastructure of the airport. Scheduled international service was discontinued in the spring of 1984, but regularly scheduled service resumed in September of 1990 with the introduction of Lufthansa Cargo to the airport.

Notable facility developments have occurred on the air side and land side in the last three decades. The greatest capacity improvements came with the construction in 1971 of a general aviation (GA) runway, 1R-19L, parallel to the air carrier runway, and a major passenger terminal expansion in 1984. More recently, in 1996 and 1997 the main air carrier runway was lengthened to 11,800 feet to allow wide body freighter aircraft to takeoff from FAI with unrestricted payloads during virtually all weather conditions. In 2002 the GA runway was lengthened to 6,500 feet and widened to 100 feet to accommodate larger aircraft, and the float pond expanded to add 45 new slips.

Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:

2006-02-16

Airport Identifier:

FAI

Longitude/Latitude:

147-51-22.5620W/64-48-54.4110N
-147.856267/64.815114 (Estimated)

Elevation:

434 ft / 132.28 m (Surveyed)

Land:

3470 acres

From nearest city:

3 nautical miles SW of Fairbanks, AK

Location:

Fairbanks County, AK

Magnetic Variation:

28E (1985)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:

Publicly owned

Owner:

State Of Alaska Dotpf
ALASKA INTL AIRPORT SYSTEM.

Address:

6450 Airport Way - Suite 1
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone number:

907-474-2500

Manager:

Jesse Vanderzanden

Address:

6450 Airport Way - Suite 1
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone number:

907-474-2500

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:

Open to public

Wind indicator:

Yes

Segmented Circle:

No

Control Tower:

Yes

Attendance Schedule:

ALL/ALL/ALL

Lighting Schedule:

DUSK-DAWN

Beacon Color:

Clear-Green (lighted land airport)

Landing fee charge:

Yes

Sectional chart:

Fairbanks

Region:

AAL - Alaska

Boundary ARTCC:

ZAN - Anchorage

Tie-in FSS:

FAI - Fairbanks

FSS on Airport:

Yes

FSS Phone:

907-474-0788

FSS Toll Free:

1-866-248-6516

NOTAMs Facility:

FAI (NOTAM-d service avaliable)

Certification type/date:

I CS 3/1973

Federal Agreements:

NGSY

Airport Communications

Unicom:

122.950 
FREQ 122.95 IS MONITORED BY THE FUEL DEALER.

Airport Services

Fuel available:

100LLA1

Airframe Repair:

MAJOR

Power Plant Repair:

MAJOR

Bottled Oxygen:

NONE

Bulk Oxygen:

HIGH/LOW

 

Runway Information

Runway 01/19

Dimension:

2900 x 75 ft / 883.9 x 22.9 m

Surface:

GRVL,

 

Runway 01

Runway 19

Longitude:

147-50-47.6201W

147-50-06.3000W

Latitude:

64-48-57.8024N

64-49-20.2700N

Elevation:

428.00 ft

428.00 ft

Alignment:

38

127

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Left

 

Runway 01L/19R

Dimension:

11800 x 150 ft / 3596.6 x 45.7 m

Surface:

ASPH, Good Condition

Surface Treatment:

Saw-cut or plastic Grooved

Weight Limit:

Single wheel: 75000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 200000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 400000 lbs.
Dual dual tandem wheel: 850000 lbs.

Edge Lights:

High

 

Runway 01L

Runway 19R

Longitude:

147-53-09.2000W

147-50-21.1700W

Latitude:

64-48-09.4700N

64-49-40.9200N

Elevation:

431.00 ft

434.00 ft

Alignment:

38

127

ILS Type:

ILS/DME

ILS

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Left

Markings:

Precision instrument, Good Condition

Precision instrument, Good Condition

Crossing Height:

50.00 ft

50.00 ft

Displaced threshold:

750.00 ft

750.00 ft

VASI:

4-light PAPI on left side

4-light PAPI on left side

Visual Glide Angle:

3.00

3.00

RVR Equipment:

touchdown, midfield, rollout

touchdown, midfield, rollout

Approach lights:

ALSF2

MALSR

Centerline Lights:

Yes

Yes

Touchdown Lights:

Yes

No

Obstruction:

72 ft tree, 2711.0 ft from runway, 652 ft left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear

86 ft tree, 3096.0 ft from runway, 430 ft right of centerline, 33:1 slope to clear

Decleard distances:

Take off run available 11800.00 ft
Take off distance available 12800.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 11800.00 ft
Landing distance available 11050.00 ft

Take off run available 11800.00 ft
Take off distance available 12800.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 11800.00 ft
Landing distance available 11050.00 ft

 

Runway 01R/19L

Dimension:

6500 x 100 ft / 1981.2 x 30.5 m

Surface:

ASPH,

Edge Lights:

High

 

Runway 01R

Runway 19L

Longitude:

147-52-32.3600W

147-50-59.8200W

Latitude:

64-48-00.8000N

64-48-51.1700N

Elevation:

428.00 ft

428.00 ft

Alignment:

38

127

Traffic Pattern:

Right

Left

Crossing Height:

40.00 ft

53.00 ft

VASI:

4-light PAPI on left side

4-light PAPI on left side

Visual Glide Angle:

3.00

3.00

Runway End Identifier:

No

Yes

 

Runway 01W/19W

Dimension:

5400 x 100 ft / 1645.9 x 30.5 m

Surface:

WATER, Good Condition

 

Runway 01W

Runway 19W

Longitude:

147-51-16.5600W

147-49-59.6200W

Latitude:

64-48-58.0200N

64-49-39.8600N

Elevation:

419.00 ft

419.00 ft

Alignment:

38

127

Traffic Pattern:

Left

Left

Markings:

Buoys (seaplane base), Good Condition

Buoys (seaplane base), Good Condition

Obstruction:

14 ft fence, 553.0 ft from runway, 170 ft left of centerline, 39:1 slope to clear

11 ft fence, 505.0 ft from runway, 45:1 slope to clear

 

Radio Navigation Aids

ID

Type

Name

Ch

Freq

Var

Dist

CUN

NDB

Chena

 

257.00

28E

9.3 nm

FOX

NDB

Fox

 

356.00

28E

11.6 nm

ICW

NDB

Ice Pool

 

525.00

23E

35.3 nm

EIL

TACAN

Eielson

098X

 

26E

21.8 nm

FAI

VORTAC

Fairbanks

023X

108.60

28E

4.1 nm

ENN

VORTAC

Nenana

105X

115.80

27E

34.1 nm

Remarks

  • WEST RAMP CLSD NORTH TWY BRAVO FOR ACFT OVER 55,000 LBS.
  • BE ALERT FOR SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT OPNS FM 1 OCT TO 15 MAY.
  • MILITARY CONTRACT FUEL AVBL.
  • BE ALERT: BLASTING AT 1500 MON-FRI 1 NM RADIUS OF 65 03N 147 37W OF TRUE NORTH MINE (2 NM NW OF PEDRO DOME) 1500 FT & BLO.
  • FOR AVBLTY OF SKI STRIP RY 01/19 CONSULT LOCAL NOTAMS & CTC ATCT PRIOR TO ARR/DEP.
  • TSNT PARKING ACFT 18,000 LBS & BLO (NO JET ACFT) EAST RAMP, LMTD TSNT ACFT PARKING ON W RAMP, ROW 'A' POINTED S, CTC ARPT OPS 907-474-2530 FOR INFORMATION.
  • FOR FLIGHTS IN MOA'S EAST OF FAIRBANKS RECOMMEND CONTACTING EIELSON RANGR CONTROL ON 125.3 OR CALL 1-800-758-8723 FOR INFORMATION ON MILITARY ACTIVITES.
  • NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES IN EFECT FM 2200-0800 ALL LARGE ACFT, TURBINE ENGINE, AND HEAVY ACFT UTILIZE RY 01L FOR ARRS AND 19R FOR DEPS WHEN WIND IS NOT AN OPERATIOINAL FACTOR.
  • COMPASS ROSE LCTD ON NE ELEPHANT EAR & NW CARGO RAMP.
  • BE ALERT; MAJOR TWY CONST WEST OF RY 01L/19R, APR THRU OCT. CHECK NOTAMS FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ON TWY ROUTES.
  • RY 01R/19L CLSD TO JET ACFT.
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS INVOF ARPT DURING SPRING THRU FALL.
  • N/S TWY WEST AND PARALLEL RWY 01L/19R, USE CTN TO AVOID LNDG ON TWY.
  • ATCT LOCATED AT 64-48-39.438N 147-50-55.722W ELEVATION 538' MSL.
  • SPB CONTROLLED BY FAIRBANKS INTL ATCT. CTC ATCT ON FREQ 118.3 AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER START UP FOR TAXI ON THE POND. FLOAT POND TFC AS ASSIGNED BY FAIRBANKS ATCT. LIMITED TRANSIENT FLOAT PLANE PARKING AVBL, CTC OPNS 907-474-2530 FOR INFORMATION. SFX FROZEN IN WINTER, NOT MONT, AIR OPNS NOT RCMDD.
  • TWY G UNAVBL TO AIRCRAFT 250000 LBS AND OVER.

Based Aircraft

Aircraft based on field:

482

Single Engine Airplanes:

431

Multi Engine Airplanes:

41

Helicopters:

10

Major Carriers Serving This Airport

Alaska Airlines

97.1%

Northwest Airlines

1.5%

Delta Air Lines

1.5%

Most Popular Destinations

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl (ANC)

73.3%

Wiley Post-will Rogers Mem (BRW)

13.7%

Seattle-tacoma Intl (SEA)

10.1%

Minneapolis-st Paul Intl/wold-chamberlain/ (MSP)

1.5%

Salt Lake City Intl (SLC)

1.5%

Most Popular Aircraft

N747AS

5.9%

N745AS

5.3%

N741AS

5.1%

N746AS

4.7%

000000

3.3%

N730AS

3.2%

N742AS

3.1%

N549AS

2.6%

N546AS

2.6%

N740AS

2.5%

Operational Statistics

Aircraft Operations:

412/Day

Air Carrier:

11.2%

Air Taxi:

15.6%

General Aviation Local:

31.2%

General Aviation Itinerant:

29.0%

Military:

1.9%

 

Fairbanks International Airport

Address: Fairbanks County, AK

Tel: 907-474-2500

E-mail: fai_marketing@dot.state.ak.us

URL: http://www.dot.state.ak.us/faiiap/index.shtml


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http://www.dot.state.ak.us/faiiap/index.shtml

www.tailwinds.org/ alaska/prelim.html

We thank them for the data!

 


General Info
Country United States
State ALASKA
FAA ID FAI
Latitude 64-48-54.411N
Longitude 147-51-22.562W
Elevation 434 feet
Near City FAIRBANKS

 


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