Buckland Airport

Buckland Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerState of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesBuckland, Alaska
Elevation AMSL31 ft / 9 m
Coordinates65°58′54″N 161°08′57″W / 65.98167°N 161.14917°W / 65.98167; -161.14917
BKC is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 3,200 975 Gravel
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations (2013)4,250
Based aircraft1
Freight1,234,000 lbs

Buckland Airport (IATA: BKC, ICAO: PABL, FAA LID: BVK, formerly 7K5) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) southwest of the central business district of Buckland,[1] a city in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The airport is situated on the Buckland River.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned BVK by the FAA[1] and BKC by the IATA[2] (which assigned BVK to Huacaraje, Bolivia[3]). The airport's ICAO identifier is PABL.[4]

Facilities and aircraft

Buckland Airport covers an area of 184 acres (74 ha) at an elevation of 31 feet (9 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with a gravel surface measuring 3,200 by 75 feet (975 x 23 m).[1]

Airlines and destinations

Bering Air Deering, Kotzebue[5]

Prior to its bankruptcy and cessation of all operations, Ravn Alaska served the airport from multiple locations.


Carrier shares: January – December 2015[6]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Bering Air
Top domestic destinations: January – December 2015[6]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Alaska Kotzebue, AK Kotzebue 4,250
2 Alaska Deering, AK Deering Airport 170
3 Alaska Shishmaref, AK Shishmaref Airport 10
4 Alaska Nome, AK Nome Airport 10


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for BVK PDF, effective January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: BKC / PABL - Buckland, Alaska
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: BVK / SLHJ - Huacaraje, Bolivia
  4. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  5. ^ "Bering Air Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Buckland, AK: Buckland (BKC)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2017.

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