Sand Point Airport is a state-owned airport located 4 km southwest of the central business district point of Sand Point, a city in the Aleutians East Borough in the U.S. State of Alaska. It is a public-use airport that resides at an elevation of 21 feet above mean sea level and was classified by the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 as a non-primary commercial service airport, which means it handles less than 1% of the U.S.’ total annual passengers boarding. Scheduled airline service to Anchorage International Airport, a major airport in Alaska where most international and domestic flights take place, is provided by Peninsula Airways (PenAir) from Sand Point. Since the city of Sand Point has a population of a little less than 1,000 people, very few people come in and out of the city due to the fact that there isn’t much to see here and they settle for the neighbouring city of Anchorage.
Services and Facilities
It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt-surface measuring 5,213 by 150 feet. Peninsula Air caters to almost all of its flights and the primary destination is the Ted Stevens Anchorage International, with some seldom stops in the areas of King Salmon, Cold Bay, Unalaska, King Cove, Akun, St. Paul, and St George Island. Only PenAir and Alaska Central Express have cargo services to Sand Point. Since there are no international flights coming in and out of Sand Point, the nearest airport where you can book connecting flights to Sand Point and outside of the US is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, a major airport in the U.S. that is home to at least 16 airlines that include the likes of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways, to name a few. It is located in southwest of downtown Anchorage, and is in the top five list of busiest airports in the world by cargo traffic. Rest assured, connecting flights to other parts of the US and the rest of the world are available here.