Nome Airport

Nome Airport
OME is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Nome, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 64°30′44″N 165°26′43″W / 64.51222°N 165.44528°W / 64.51222; -165.44528
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,576 1,700 Asphalt
10/28 6,001 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 28,000
Based aircraft 71
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Nome Airport (IATA: OMEICAO: PAOMFAA LID: OME) is a state-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Nome, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

The State of Alaska also operates Nome City Field (FAA LID: 94Z), a public general aviation airfield located one nautical mile (1.85 km) north of the city.[2][3]


Facilities and aircraft

Nome Airport has two asphalt paved runways: 3/21 measures 5,576 by 150 feet (1,700 x 46 m) and 10/28 is 6,001 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending November 1, 2008, the airport had 28,000 aircraft operations, an average of 76 per day: 54% air taxi, 36% general aviation, 5% scheduled commercial and 5% military. At that time there were 71 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 7% helicopter and 4% military.[1]

Free parking is available at the airport.

Airport Pizza

Located near the airport is a pizza restaurant named Airport Pizza. The pizza parlor is famous for its use of Bering Air flights to deliver pizza for free to far-flung Alaskan villages.[4]

Airlines and non-stop destinations

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Kotzebue
Arctic Transportation Services Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Golovin,Savoonga, Shishmaref, Teller, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain
Bering Air Anadyr, Brevig Mission, Council, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Little Diomede, Port Clarence, Provideniya, Saint Michael, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, Tin City, Unalakeet, Wales, White Mountain[5]
Era Alaska Unalakleet, Galena
Evergreen Helicopters Wales, Little Diomede
Frontier Flying Service
Hageland Aviation Services Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, White Mountain, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales, Unalakeet[6]

Military use

Nome Airport was used as a transport base during World War II, facilitating the transit of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union. Known as Marks Army Airfield it shared the facility with the civilian Nome Airport. It also was used as a defensive airfield in 1942 by the United States Army Air Force for the western coast of Alaska. Known USAAF units assigned were:

  • 404th Bombardment Squadron (July 18–28, 1942) (28th BG)
  • 56th Fighter Squadron (June 20 – October 20, 1942) (54th FG)

Renamed Marks Air Force Base in 1948, it was used as a cold weather survival school and a fighter-interceptor forward base. Marks was too close to the USSR to operate defending fighter-interceptors, so they were pulled back to Galena Airport. Although Marks AFB closed in 1950, an air base squadron was at Nome Airport until December 1956.

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5
  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OME (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 94Z (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  3. ^ Nome Alaska Economy and Transportation
  4. ^
  5. ^ Bering Air: Nome Flight Schedule. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  6. ^ Hageland Aviation Services: Scheduled Flights. Retrieved 1 June 2009.

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