Nome Airport

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Nome Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerAlaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesNome, Alaska
Hub forBering Air
Elevation AMSL38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates64°30′44″N 165°26′43″W / 64.51222°N 165.44528°W / 64.51222; -165.44528Coordinates: 64°30′44″N 165°26′43″W / 64.51222°N 165.44528°W / 64.51222; -165.44528
OME is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
3/21 6,175 1,882 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations28,000
Based aircraft71

Nome Airport (IATA: OME, ICAO: PAOM, FAA LID: OME) is a state owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) west of the central business district of Nome, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 59,984 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 54,994 enplanements in 2009, and 56,658 in 2010,[3] it is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[4]

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.[5][6]


In World War II, the civilian Nome Airport shared use of the runway with Marks Army Airfield for transfer of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union and in 1942, for air defense of the western coast of Alaska. Renamed Marks Air Force Base in 1948, the military installation was used as a fighter-interceptor forward base until they were pulled back to Galena Air Force Station. Marks AFB closed in 1950 and an air base squadron was at Nome Airport until December 1956.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Nome Airport resides at elevation of 38 feet (11 m) above mean sea level, it has two runways with asphalt surfaces: Runway 10/28 is 6,000 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) and Runway 3/21 is 6,175 by 150 feet (1,882 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2010, 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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Kotzebue
Arctic Transportation Services Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Savoonga, Shishmaref, Teller, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain
Bering Air Brevig Mission, Council, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Port Clarence, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, St. Michael, Stebbins, Teller, Tin City, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain[7]
Winter seasonal: Diomede
Charter: Anadyr, Provideniya
Evergreen Helicopters Diomede, Wales
Ravn Alaska Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Galena, Golovin, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain

Airport Pizza[edit]

Located in town, just east of 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.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Nome Airport (referred as "Sand Bravo" in the game) is featured as one of the targets of Russia during its invasion of the United States by "70 bogies".


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OME (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 94Z (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  6. ^ Nome Alaska Economy and Transportation
  7. ^ Bering Air: Nome Flight Schedule Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2012-09-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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