Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport

Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport
BRW is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
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; -156.76611
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,500 1,981 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 12,010
Based aircraft 8
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport (IATA: BRWICAO: PABRFAA LID: BRW)[2] is a public airport located in Barrow, a city in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. It 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 nearby[3] in a 1935 airplane crash.[4]

Alaska Airlines 737-400 combi aircraft on Barrow 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 illuminate.


Facilities and aircraft

Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport has one asphalt paved runway (6/24) measuring 6,500 x 150 ft. (1,981 x 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 <1% military. At that time there were 8 aircraft based at this airport: 3 single-engine and 1 multi-engine and 1 jet and 3 helicopters.[1] .[1][5]

Airlines and non-stop destinations

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

Top Destinations

Busiest domestic routes out of BRW
(June 2010 - May 2011) [6]
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

Cargo airlines


External links

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