Hub Information Fairbanks Intl. Airport (PAFA)

Hub Manager: Brian Smith
 

About Fairbanks

Fairbanks International Airport (IATA: FAI, ICAO: PAFA, FAA LID: FAI) is a state-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Fairbanks, a city in the Fairbanks North Star Borough of the United States state of Alaska. Fairbanks is the smallest city in the United States with non-stop service to Europe, as Condor offers weekly flights to Frankfurt during the summer tourist season. In addition, Air North is another international airline with flights (to Canada) and Antonov Airlines offers cargo flights to South Korea.

The airport opened in 1951 and took over existing scheduled airline traffic to Fairbanks, which had previously used Ladd Army Airfield. Alaska Airlines used Fairbanks as its main hub in the 1950s, with service to Seattle and Portland as well as intrastate service to Anchorage, Nome and other destinations. By 1967, however, the airline shifted its Alaska hub to Anchorage; its Anchorage-Fairbanks service continues to this day. In the mid-1970s, following the development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Alaska Airlines and Braniff International offered "interchange service" between Fairbanks and Houston via Anchorage, Seattle and Dallas. In 1982, following airline deregulation, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines began a similar interchange service using Boeing 727s.
 

On October 11, 2009, the airport constructed a new terminal and demolished the old terminal which was built in 1948. The new terminal is built around the modern TSA standards. In addition to architectural design and better security, the main terminal now has six jet-bridges (up from the former five). The 2,700m2 of custom unitised curtain wall was designed and supplied by Overgaard Ltd. Hong Kong. The special design incorporated double low-e triple glazing. The new building's footprint is smaller than the old building.

Fairbanks International Airport covers an area of 3,470 acres (1,404 ha) at an elevation of 439 feet (134 m) above mean sea level. It has four runways:

Runway 2L/20R: 11,800 by 150 feet (3,597 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 2R/20L: 6,501 by 100 feet (1,981 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
Runway 2/20: 2,900 by 75 feet (884 x 23 m), Surface: Gravel/Ski Strip
Runway 2W/20W: 5,400 by 100 feet (1,646 x 30 m), Surface: Water/Winter Ski Strip

 

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Fairbanks Statistics




Top Aircraft Types

# Flights Type
1 897 AC50
2 562 DHC2
3 234 C172
4 209 DHC6
5 203 C208

Top Pilots by Flights

# Flights Pilot
1 1246 Tony West
2 980 Chris Williams
3 822 Doug Wilkinson
4 709 George Fencik
5 405 Brian Smith

Top Pilots by Flights (month)

# Flights Pilot
1 4 Brian Smith

Top Pilots by Hours

# Time Pilot
1 838:59 George Fencik
2 838:59 Chris Williams
3 838:59 Doug Wilkinson
4 801:05 Tony West
5 602:50 Fred Hogrefe

Top Pilots by Hours (month)

# Time Pilot
1 07:03 Brian Smith

Top Landings

# V/S A/C Airport Pilot
1 -1 ft/min PAMD David Kurth
2 -1 ft/min PALM Fred Hogrefe
3 -1 ft/min D66 Tony West
4 -1 ft/min PAAQ Spencer Lush
5 -1 ft/min DHC2 2AK Chris Williams

Top Landings (month)

# V/S A/C Airport Pilot
1 -66 ft/min DC6 KSEA Brian Smith



PID Name Rank Flights Hours
AKA110 United States Jerry Plotts Commander 158 299.55
AKA128 Belgium Frank Meuris Senior Commander 317 504.44
AKA206 United States David Kurth Commander 210 308.01
AKA244 United States Mark Miles Lt. Commander 120 229.45
AKA325 United Kingdom Thomas McGreevy Bush Captain 82 94.17
AKA332 United States Brian Smith Senior Commander 404 547.44
AKA359 United States George Fencik Master Commander 708 860.33
AKA361 United States Larry McPhee Lt. Commander 114 208.30
AKA363 United States Jonathan Kraft Commander 191 264.47
AKA385 United States Chris Losh First Officer 45 53.51
AKA393 United States Barry Morton Lt. Commander 266 187.41
AKA401 Scotland Euan Andrew Lt. Commander 107 185.27
AKA406 United States Fred Hogrefe Senior Commander 249 590.56
AKA419 United States Gary Filippo Commander 118 250.42
AKA429 United States Nikita Nemchuk Captain 66 79.40
AKA490 United States Tony West Master Commander 1246 801.05
AKA505 United States Christopher Halbfoster Lt. Commander 164 193.47
AKA524 United States Ryan McClure Second Officer 18 23.35
AKA639 United States Lance Buckless Greenhorn 13 13.13
AKA713 Sweden Per Welander First Officer 57 57.28
AKA719 United States Rick Graves Captain 66 65.26
AKA720 Wales Chris Williams Master Commander 980 850.14
AKA724 Canada Spencer Lush Captain 90 75.23
AKA738 United Kingdom Gerhard Booysen Bush Captain 120 105.50
AKA743 Canada Carl Muise Captain 76 64.40
AKA749 United States Todd Wetter First Officer 83 56.12
AKA816 United Kingdom Uwe Heidtmann Senior Captain 246 160.36
AKA969 United States Lance Buckless Greenhorn 4 2.18
AKA990 United States Dirk Cutter Greenhorn 20 17.33
AKA991 United States Dave Neff Second Officer 18 23.53
AKA1002 New Zealand Peter Shields Second Officer 11 23.07
AKA1065 United States Scott McCain Greenhorn 5 5.15
AKA1073 United Kingdom Daniel Coshell Greenhorn 10 10.23
AKA1081 United States Jeffrey Belk Greenhorn 7 7.40
AKA1124 Belgium Marcel Maex Commander 321 295.13
AKA1143 Antigua And Barbuda Dikembe Williams Greenhorn 1 1.02
AKA1222 Germany Thomas Kraemer Greenhorn 2 1.47
AKA1236 United States David Cornish Greenhorn 2 0.35
AKA1252 United States Ben Skoning Greenhorn 14 9.42
AKA1255 United States Alexander Pal Greenhorn 1 0.43
AKA1283 Netherlands Arthur Van Ancum Greenhorn 5 4.22
AKA1290 United States Dillon Kraushaar Greenhorn 1 0.22
AKA1314 United States Gene Case Fleet Captain 98 118.14
AKA1315 United States Mark Herzog Greenhorn 1 0.31
AKA1316 United States Alex Minn Greenhorn 17 18.18
AKA1317 United States Arthur Gurdo Jr Commander 219 291.08
AKA1346 United States Shaun Edge Second Officer 19 21.54
AKA1348 United States Chandru Radjassegarane Greenhorn 1 2.00
AKA1357 Canada Raymond Briere Lt. Commander 289 210.06
AKA1358 Austria Michael Meier Greenhorn 5 5.01
AKA1382 United States Bob Kroupa Greenhorn 9 9.05
AKA1389 United States Bob Zolto Greenhorn 12 9.06
AKA1390 United Kingdom Mike Gage Greenhorn 1 1.10
AKA1451 United States Adam Maret Greenhorn 2 1.44
AKA1456 United Kingdom Doug Wilkinson Master Commander 819 999.31
AKA1461 United States Abel Rios Greenhorn 7 5.07
AKA1474 Venezuela Jose Lopez Greenhorn 2 2.03
AKA1499 Germany Leon Oberhagemann Greenhorn 6 3.14
AKA1502 United States Chad Rogers Second Officer 20 21.37
AKA1549 United Kingdom Eliot Lee Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1552 Netherlands Frank Ommen Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1580 Russian Federation Ivan Karev Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1582 United Kingdom Curtis English Greenhorn 4 1.09
AKA1586 United Kingdom Dean Reid Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1588 United States Vincent Lauro Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1602 Canada Henry Ridlak Greenhorn 4 4.07
AKA1610 United States Austin Boney Greenhorn 4 2.04
AKA1620 United States Danylo Sandursky Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1624 United States Craig Stanley Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1630 Canada Jacob D.b Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1640 United States Tracy Hines Second Officer 16 24.01
AKA1643 United States Dylan McKenna Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1645 Sweden Jonny Snell First Officer 58 48.47
AKA1654 United States Christopher Craig Greenhorn 2 2.35
AKA1668 United Kingdom Marcus Armstrong Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1669 United States Chase Derian Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1671 United States Fisher Cannon Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1674 Canada Rob Rob Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1680 Germany Gerhard Ecker Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1683 South Africa Neels Van Greune Captain 48 71.57
AKA1692 United States Robert Schermerhorn Second Officer 28 30.42
AKA1700 United States Joseph Case Second Officer 18 30.33
AKA1717 Brazil Jose Alexandre Motta Greenhorn 21 16.52
AKA1726 United States Taylor Kay Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1739 United Kingdom Alex Brammar Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1753 United States Trevor Perkins Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1766 United States Andrew Serrazina Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1771 United States William Pease Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1780 United States Majo Bostani Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1791 United States Jessica Ferguson Greenhorn 1 1.08
AKA1795 Afghanistan Kemal Etikan Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1798 United States David Wiley Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1808 Israel Aharon Dayan Captain 58 71.54
AKA1816 Austria Michael Meier Greenhorn 5 0.00
AKA1817 United States Danylo Sandursky Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1818 United States Craig Stanley Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1819 Canada Jacob D.b Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1845 United Kingdom Mark Hodgkins Greenhorn 3 5.17
AKA1847 United States Joshua Rarrick Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1852 United States Dennis Funchess Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1855 Canada Stephane Gaouette Greenhorn 11 16.49
AKA1861 United Kingdom Nigel Smith Fleet Captain 55 116.02
AKA1862 United Kingdom Doug Mason Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1887 South Africa Nico De Lange Second Officer 10 23.59
AKA1904 United States Lawrence McPhee Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1905 United Kingdom Paul Chamberlain Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1916 Thailand Thomas Bereni Greenhorn 8 12.40
AKA1918 United States Andrew Gembaraakadventure Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1920 Brazil Dereck Wayne Greenhorn 1 2.04
AKA1925 United States James Lyman Greenhorn 2 1.34
AKA1927 United States Doug Jackfert Greenhorn 2 2.59
AKA1934 United States Augustine Brace Greenhorn 1 2.41
AKA1939 Australia Matthew Coles Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1943 United States Ben Leggett Greenhorn 4 3.24
AKA1952 South Africa Chris Augustyn Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1953 United States Jovin Olikara Greenhorn 2 1.40
AKA1966 Italy Federico Casale Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1973 Netherlands Jelte Jeensma Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1990 United States Logan Bradley Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2010 Canada Shane Gutenberg Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2012 Canada Ravi Patel Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2024 Australia Paul Pettet Greenhorn 3 5.13
AKA2031 Bahamas Thomas Rossner Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2033 United States Aidan Soto Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2052 United States Patrick Hurst Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2059 Argentina Claudio Sallaberry Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2065 Greece Makis Zotos Greenhorn 7 5.20
AKA2068 Germany Oguzhan Celik Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2073 United States William Bradshaw Greenhorn 1 0.56
AKA2082 United States Carlin Schmidt Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2100 United States Richard Marcum Greenhorn 4 4.29
AKA2105 United States Doug Caron Greenhorn 2 1.35
AKA2109 United States Ethan Sant Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2112 France Denis Notier Greenhorn 3 4.52
AKA2115 Italy Andrea Donadelli Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2116 United Kingdom Robert Pleavin Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2119 Poland Marek Fronczek Second Officer 11 20.27
AKA2120 United States Colin Mannes Second Officer 25 37.29
AKA2126 Netherlands Frank Van Soldt Greenhorn 7 10.14
AKA2137 Wales Andrew James-Matthews Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2144 United States James Feehan Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2145 United States Bill Smith Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2150 Canada Marcel Van Saane Greenhorn 1 0.50
AKA2152 Argentina Diego José Albornoz Bush Captain 38 93.49
AKA2154 United States Samuel Unruh Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2160 United States Kenneth Dickerson Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2165 United States Kingsley Barnes Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2173 United States Yishak Weinman Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2195 United States Phillip Cooke Greenhorn 5 5.16
AKA2196 United States Jonathan Spangler Fleet Captain 101 124.52
AKA2197 United States Gary Johnson Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2202 Germany Hans-Jochen Sachs Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2207 Portugal Luís Melim Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2209 Australia Corey Donaldson Greenhorn 1 0.27
AKA2212 Costa Rica Carlos Peralta Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2233 Norway Dan Cato Bjørnsand Greenhorn 1 0.58
AKA2245 United States Gaston Webb Greenhorn 10 16.24
AKA2251 United States Corey Keller Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2253 Ireland Kevin Byrne Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2255 Netherlands Nelzinho Emperador Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2258 United Kingdom Gianluca De Angelis Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2266 United States Ted Davis Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2271 United States Dennis Calhoun Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2275 Israel Lauren Guy Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2277 Argentina Fernando Ruiz Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2280 United States Jack Smallman Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2281 United States Prolly Perry Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA2283 United States Ben Luckadue Greenhorn 1 0.38
AKA2290 United States Aidan Goldman Greenhorn 2 1.40