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
1 735 AC50
2 412 DHC2
3 171 DHC6
4 154 C130
5 154 C185

Top Pilots by Flights

# Flights Pilot
1 1127 Tony West
2 980 Chris Williams
3 709 George Fencik
4 510 Doug Wilkinson
5 324 Marcel Maex

Top Pilots by Flights (month)

# Flights Pilot
1 4 Brian Smith
2 3 Aharon Dayan
3 2 Doug Wilkinson
4 1 Tony West
5 1 Jonny Snell

Top Pilots by Hours

# Time Pilot
1 838:59 George Fencik
2 838:59 Chris Williams
3 718:27 Tony West
4 602:50 Fred Hogrefe
5 581:34 Doug Wilkinson

Top Pilots by Hours (month)

# Time Pilot
1 05:27 Brian Smith
2 03:29 Aharon Dayan
3 03:03 Doug Wilkinson
4 02:02 Nigel Smith
5 01:09 Tony West

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 -33 ft/min S340 CYWL Nigel Smith
2 -48 ft/min AC50 PAFA Tony West
3 -99.19 ft/min C172 PFYU Brian Smith
4 -99.96 ft/min F406 PAPO Doug Wilkinson
5 -166.09 ft/min C207 PAHO David Kurth



                                                                                                                    
Avatar PID Name Rank Flights Hours VATSIM
AKA110 United States Jerry Plotts Commander 150 293.47
AKA128 Belgium Frank Meuris Senior Commander 317 504.44
AKA206 United States David Kurth Lt. Commander 168 234.47 933642
AKA244 United States Mark Miles Lt. Commander 99 210.00
AKA325 United Kingdom Thomas McGreevy Bush Captain 82 94.17 991604
AKA332 United States Brian Smith Commander 256 290.15 829719
AKA359 United States George Fencik Master Commander 708 860.33
AKA361 United States Larry McPhee Lt. Commander 114 208.30 855648
AKA363 United States Jonathan Kraft Commander 191 264.47 1129516
AKA385 United States Chris Losh First Officer 45 53.51 1149005
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 1184214
AKA429 United States Nikita Nemchuk Captain 66 79.40 1134928
AKA490 United States Tony West Senior Commander 1127 718.27
AKA505 United States Christopher Halbfoster Lt. Commander 164 193.47
AKA524 United States Ryan McClure Second Officer 18 23.35 1208312
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 1186794
AKA738 United Kingdom Gerhard Booysen Bush Captain 120 105.50
AKA743 Canada Carl Muise Captain 76 64.40 1015800
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 1331090
AKA1073 United Kingdom Daniel Coshell Greenhorn 7 7.57 1180005
AKA1081 United States Jeffrey Belk Greenhorn 7 7.40 1286395
AKA1124 Belgium Marcel Maex Commander 321 295.13 1378429
AKA1143 Antigua And Barbuda Dikembe Williams Greenhorn 1 1.02 1301549
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 1149939
AKA1283 Netherlands Arthur Van Ancum Greenhorn 5 4.22
AKA1290 United States Dillon Kraushaar Greenhorn 1 0.22 1253114
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
AKA1346 United States Shaun Edge Second Officer 19 21.54
AKA1348 United States Chandru Radjassegarane Greenhorn 1 2.00 1344572
AKA1357 Canada Raymond Briere Senior Captain 203 158.39 1261088
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 1338886
AKA1390 United Kingdom Mike Gage Greenhorn 1 1.10
AKA1451 United States Adam Maret Greenhorn 2 1.44
AKA1456 United Kingdom Doug Wilkinson Senior Commander 507 577.50 813500
AKA1461 United States Abel Rios Greenhorn 7 5.07
AKA1474 Venezuela Jose Lopez Greenhorn 2 2.03 912646
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 1056423
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 1256032
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 1224388
AKA1620 United States Danylo Sandursky Greenhorn 0 0.00 1367273
AKA1624 United States Craig Stanley Greenhorn 0 0.00 1388456
AKA1630 Canada Jacob D.b Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1640 United States Tracy Hines Greenhorn 13 19.49 1021784
AKA1643 United States Dylan McKenna Greenhorn 0 0.00 1349009
AKA1645 Sweden Jonny Snell Second Officer 47 38.55 858595
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 1265786
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 1305037
AKA1700 United States Joseph Case Second Officer 18 30.33 1346106
AKA1717 Brazil Jose Alexandre Motta Greenhorn 7 8.09 1275651
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 1405065
AKA1766 United States Andrew Serrazina Greenhorn 0 0.00 1416158
AKA1771 United States William Pease Greenhorn 0 0.00 1214082
AKA1780 United States Majo Bostani Greenhorn 0 0.00 000000
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 1398678
AKA1808 Israel Aharon Dayan Second Officer 27 30.34 1090798
AKA1816 Austria Michael Meier Greenhorn 5 5.01
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 2 2.43
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 1126891
AKA1861 United Kingdom Nigel Smith Captain 30 78.03 1228861
AKA1862 United Kingdom Doug Mason Greenhorn 0 0.00 911200
AKA1887 South Africa Nico De Lange Greenhorn 6 15.07 1278273
AKA1904 United States Lawrence McPhee Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1905 United Kingdom Paul Chamberlain Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1916 Thailand Thomas Bereni Greenhorn 5 7.25
AKA1918 United States Andrew Gembaraakadventure Greenhorn 0 0.00
AKA1920 Brazil Dereck Wayne Greenhorn 0 0.00 950519
AKA1925 United States James Lyman Greenhorn 1 1.09
AKA1927 United States Doug Jackfert Greenhorn 1 1.12 1268492
AKA1934 United States Augustine Brace Greenhorn 1 2.41 1461460
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 1109398
AKA1966 Italy Federico Casale Greenhorn 0 0.00 1408103
AKA1973 Netherlands Jelte Jeensma Greenhorn 0 0.00