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Shishmaref Airport

Shishmaref Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerAlaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesShishmaref, Alaska
Elevation4 m (12 ft)

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Shishmaref Airport is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) south of the central business district of Shishmaref, a village in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 5/23 and measuring 5,000 x 70 ft. (1,524 x 21 m). Shishmaref is located on Sarichef Island in the Chukchi Sea, just north of the Bering Strait and five miles from the mainland.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 5,040 commercial passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2006 and 4,732 enplanements in 2007. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), it is classified as commercial service - non-primary because it has between 2,500 and 10,000 passenger boardings per year.

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