Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
a component of the
Alaska Aviation System Plan

BETHEL: General

NPIAS: 02-0029
Airport Use: Public
Type: Airport
FAA Associated City: BETHEL
DOT&PF Region: Central
DOT Owned: True
Facility Status: Active
General Information

Medium and Small Hub – Airports that meet the FAA’s definition of medium and small hub airports. The FAA definition is based on the reported number of U.S. commercial enplanements. Medium hubs account for 0.25 to 1.0 percent of total U.S. enplanements. Small hubs receive 0.05 to 0.25 percent of the total annual enplanements.

Regional Hubs - Airports that serve the transportation and economic hub for more than one community. Regional airports generally accommodate larger aircraft, have instrument approaches, and have more landside facilities, infrastructure, and services than other smaller, public use airports.

Community – Airports that generally fulfill the role of a small community’s primary airport and serve basic needs such as passenger travel to regional hubs, mail service, local aviation related business, and emergency needs. This classification includes communities with a year-round population of at least 25 people, a public school, and located more than one hour by road from an International, Regional Hub, or other Community class airport. This classification is divided into two subcategories, On-Road and Off-Road. Off-Road airports are not connected to the National Highway System.

Local – These airports are considered general aviation airports and widely vary in size, scope, and dimensions. Local airports are divided into three sub-classifications: Local NPIAS High-Activity, Local NPIAS Low-Activity, and Local Non-NPIAS. High-Activity airports do not qualify for other classifications, are in the NPIAS, and have at least 20 based aircraft. Low-Activity airports do not qualify for other classifications, are in the NPIAS, and have fewer than 20 based aircraft. Non-NPIAS airports are DOT&PF owned facilities that are not in the NPIAS and ineligible for federal grant funding.

Landing Strips – This classification includes all aircraft landing areas that are registered with FAA and open to public use but are not in the NPIAS and not owned and operated by DOT&PF.

*Definitions updated in Phase III of the AASP.

DOT Owned:

State Region:
M&O District:
FAA Site ID: 50061.1*A
NPIAS Number: 02-0029
NPIAS Level of Service: Commercial Service – Nonhub
AASP Classification:
Maintenance Provider:

Contract – includes airports owned and operated by DOT&PF but with day to day maintenance activities provided through a DOT/PF funded contract. Contract airports may still require some maintenance services to be provided by DOT&PF as well as possibly other contractors i.e. electrical, building, heavy re-surfacing repairs, large scale brushing, or other repairs that may be outside the scope of the standard maintenance contract.

DOT M&O – includes airports with onsite DOT&PF maintenance crews or airports maintained by DOT&PF crews from satellite maintenance stations.

Local Sponsor – includes airports not owned and/or operated by DOT&PF.

N/A – includes airports where ownership and/or maintenance is uncertain.

Staffed Airport:

FAA Associated City: BETHEL
Alternative Name:
Location ID: BET
Borough/Census Area: Bethel Census Area
Facility Use:
Facility Type:
Facility Status:
EAS Facility:

Part 139 Designation:

PFAS Identified in Soil:
What are PFAS?
PFAS are "emerging contaminants," or chemicals with limited data on human health effects. PFOS and PFOA are the most studied. PFAS are used in products that resist fire, stains, grease, and water. While PFAS can be found in firefighting foam, they can also be present in furniture and carpets treated for stain resistance, waterproof clothing, and food packaging.
Beginning in 2001, 3M and other major manufacturers of fire-fighting foams and consumer products containing PFAS-related chemicals began to phase out the use of PFOA and PFOS in these products due to findings that these chemicals can be harmful.
PFAS that enter the environment are known to persist for a long time and may travel long distances in groundwater.
To learn more, visit the State of Alaska DOT&PF, Alaska PFAS Information page at: Alaska PFAS Information, Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska.
System Planning Data
Airport Reference Point (ARP): 60.778556° N,161.837167° W
Last scored APEB: 10/13/2022
Seasonal Closures: None
ALP Approved: 8/15/2019
Master Plan Approved: 1/1/2016
Property Map Date: 8/15/2019
Federal Grant Obligation:

Federal Grant Expiration:
Seaplane Haulout Ramp:
Full Airport Sponsor Property Ownership:

Documented Need For:
Leased Lots:


Floatplane Parking:

Auto Parking:

Current ARC: Utility:
Ultimate ARC: Utility:
Current Design Aircraft: Boeing 737-200C
Wind Coverage:
Crosswind Runway:

Non-Standard Conditions:

None listed on ALP
Compliant RPZ for Property Control:

Compliant RPZ for Land Use:

Land Use Compliance:
Last Airfield Grant: 3-02-0029-028-2021 Reconstruct Taxiway
Last Building Grant: 3-02-0029-023-2015 Construct Snow Removal Equipment Building Construct SREB 1/26/2022
Last Equipment Grant: 3-02-0029-028-2021 Reconstruct or Replace Airport Lighting Vault
Last Planning Grant: 3-02-0200-085-2012 [Various Grant] Wildlife Hazard Assessments 10/12/2017
Last Major Improvement: Reconstruct Parallel RW 01R/19L to correct settlement due to permafrost 3-02-0029-026-2019
Assigned Tie-downs: 48
Transient Tie-downs: 8
Useable Tie-downs: 56
Useable Floatplane Parking: 0
Passenger Shelter:

Emergency Maintenance Shelter:

Public Restrooms:

Fuel Available:
Fuel information is pulled directly from the FAA 5010 database; fuel availability is not guaranteed and pilots should confirm directly with vendor.

100 100LL A A1
Utilities Available:

USPS Bypass Mail Hub:

Certified WX Station:
Wx Cameras:

UAS Integration:

Survey Type:

Snow Removal Equipment:

SRE Building: More than 3 Bays
ARFF Index:
ARFF Building:

DOT Maintenance Equipment: 1986 LSBC U-BLADE LDR 10C, 1988 GBMA3 SNOWPLOW GRDR, 1990 WLM35 U-BLADE LDR 12C, 1996 6CUYD SNOWBUCKET LDR, 2010 AK2007 SANDER 8CY STAI, 2016 TW3025 Pass Boarding R, 2002 821C LOADER WHL 3 TO, 2002 RA280HC SNOBLWR LMT +15, 2003 160H GRADER 34,000#, 2004 CT15506 UTIL WAGON MID, 2003 750K DOZER CRWLR 8-1, 2003 821C LOADER WHL 3 TO, 2003 140H GRADER RURAL AR, 2003 TE40T24 TRLR TILT +16T, 2005 5600I DE-ICER 4000 GA, 2009 921E LOADER WHL 4.5, 2009 CK10543 PU CCAB 4X4 1/2, 2011 7600SFA TRK DUMP 8CY 6X, 2010 H2923B SNOBLWR SP/W BR, 2011 1021F LOADER WHL 4.5, 2013 114SD TRK DUMP 8CY 6X, 2013 AL120EZ LANE STRIPER,SL, 2015 12M3 GRADER 35,000#, 2015 MB3 SNOBLWR SP/W BR, 2016 12M3 GRADER 40,000#, 2016 12M3 GRADER 40,000#, 2016 NORTHSTAR SNOBLWR SP/W BR, 2017 160M3 GRADER 40,000#, 2019 GU713 TRK DUMP 8CY 6X, 2019 GRANITE4K TRK TANK 6X4 40, 2019 NORTHSTAR ROTARY PLW TKMT, 2004 PROHEAT2000 ASPHALT DIST TR, 2009 125ASPHALTMELTER ASPHALT HEATER, 2004 185DPQ AIRCOMPRESSOR 1