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Welcome to the Division of Statewide Aviation

Aviation touches all aspects of life in rural Alaska, and is a basic mode of transportation because Alaska is huge and approximately 82% of Alaskan communities are not served by roads. Most of the time there is no practical alternative. So Alaska has six times as many pilots per capita and 16 times as many aircraft per capita when compared to the rest of the United States. Rural Aviation covers all Alaskan airports except the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Fairbanks International Airport. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities owns 247 rural airports, and the Division of Statewide Aviation prepares policies, procedures, and programs to develop, construct, operate, and manage these rural public airports.

View the Statewide Aviation Strategic Plan


Paving construction at Kodiak Airport. Photo by Monte Craft, Alaska DOT&PF