ⓘ Shishmaref Airport

Shishmaref Airport

ⓘ Shishmaref Airport

Shishmaref Airport is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile 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. 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 FAAs 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.


1. Former Airport

The old airport was located just east on the edge of town with a north-south runway. Housing now occupies much of the old runway with only the south end and north part north of Housing Trail of the former runway visible marked X.