Vast spans of wilderness in the last frontier separate 82% of our communities from the road system, creating a challenge totally unique to our state. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities maintains and operates the solution to that challenge through and expansive network of 235 airports. The Division of Statewide Aviation (SWA) oversees policies, procedures, and programs to develop, construct, operate, and manage those facilities in coordination with other functional groups across the department.
Of Alaska communities depend on aviation for year round access
As many pilots per capita, and 16x as many aircraft
Airports in the rural aviation system
Without our airports, the Alaskan way of life simply would not be possible. 402 Alaskan communities depend on aviation for year round access, where aircraft often take the place of cars, school buses, semitrucks, and ambulances.
With every flight that takes place, there is a team ensuring that the largest aviation system in the U.S.A. remains the safest.
Statewide Aviation shares the Alaska Department of Transportations and Facilities mission to: Keep Alaska Moving through Service and Infrastructure
For more detailed airport information, check out the Alaska Aviation System Plan (AASP) and select the Search AK Airports tab.