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AWK Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AWK / PWAK
Airport Name: Wake Island Airfield
Location: Wake Island, United States Minor Outlying Islands
GPS Coordinates: 19°16'56"N by 166°38'12"E
Operator/Owner: U.S. Air Force
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 23 feet (7 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Wake Island Airfield (AWK):

  • Wake Island Airfield (AWK) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Wake Island Airfield (AWK) is Quoin Hill Airfield (UIQ), which is located 169 miles (272 kilometers) SE of AWK.
  • The furthest airport from Wake Island Airfield (AWK) is RAF Ascension (ASI), which is located 11,652 miles (18,752 kilometers) away in Georgetown, Ascension Island, Saint Helena.
  • On 26 December 1940, implementing the Hepburn Board's recommendations, a pioneer party of 80 men and 2,000 short tons of equipment sailed for Wake Island from Oahu.
  • Because of Wake Island Airfield's relatively low elevation of 23 feet, planes can take off or land at Wake Island Airfield at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from Wake Island Airfield:

List of Nearest Airports from Wake Island Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1168.82 miles (271.69 km) SEQuoin Hill Airfield (UIQ)Quoin Hill, VanuatuView Quoin Hill Airfield on a map View satellite image of Quoin Hill Airfield Set UIQ as destination Airport Get more information about Quoin Hill Airfield
2540.85 miles (870.41 km) SBikini Atoll Airport (BII)Bikini Atoll, Marshall IslandsView Bikini Atoll Airport on a map View satellite image of Bikini Atoll Airport Set BII as destination Airport Get more information about Bikini Atoll Airport
3561.66 miles (903.89 km) SRongelap Airport (RNP)Rongelap Atoll, Marshall IslandsView Rongelap Airport on a map View satellite image of Rongelap Airport Set RNP as destination Airport Get more information about Rongelap Airport
4596.65 miles (960.22 km) SSEUtirik Airport (UTK)Utirik Island, Marshall IslandsView Utirik Airport on a map View satellite image of Utirik Airport Set UTK as destination Airport Get more information about Utirik Airport
5619.11 miles (996.35 km) SSWEnewetak Auxiliary Airfield (ENT)Enewetak, Marshall IslandsView Enewetak Auxiliary Airfield on a map View satellite image of Enewetak Auxiliary Airfield Set ENT as destination Airport Get more information about Enewetak Auxiliary Airfield
6630.80 miles (1,015.18 km) SWotho Airport (WTO)Wotho, Marshall IslandsView Wotho Airport on a map View satellite image of Wotho Airport Set WTO as destination Airport Get more information about Wotho Airport
7664.99 miles (1,070.20 km) SSEAiluk Airport (AIM)Ailuk, Marshall IslandsView Ailuk Airport on a map View satellite image of Ailuk Airport Set AIM as destination Airport Get more information about Ailuk Airport
8677.49 miles (1,090.31 km) SSELikiep Airport (LIK)Likiep Atoll, Marshall IslandsView Likiep Airport on a map View satellite image of Likiep Airport Set LIK as destination Airport Get more information about Likiep Airport
9682.90 miles (1,099.02 km) SSEMejit Airport (MJB)Mejit Island, Marshall IslandsView Mejit Airport on a map View satellite image of Mejit Airport Set MJB as destination Airport Get more information about Mejit Airport
10688.45 miles (1,107.94 km) SElenak Airport (EAL)Elenak, Marshall IslandsView Elenak Airport on a map View satellite image of Elenak Airport Set EAL as destination Airport Get more information about Elenak Airport
11716.29 miles (1,152.76 km) SLae Airport (LML)Lae Atoll, Marshall IslandsView Lae Airport on a map View satellite image of Lae Airport Set LML as destination Airport Get more information about Lae Airport
12717.81 miles (1,155.20 km) SUjae Airport (UJE)Ujae Atoll, Marshall IslandsView Ujae Airport on a map View satellite image of Ujae Airport Set UJE as destination Airport Get more information about Ujae Airport
13720.21 miles (1,159.06 km) SSEWotje Airport (WTE)Wotje (Wotje Atoll), Marshall IslandsView Wotje Airport on a map View satellite image of Wotje Airport Set WTE as destination Airport Get more information about Wotje Airport
14733.47 miles (1,180.40 km) SBucholz Army Airfield (KWA)Kwajalein, Marshall IslandsView Bucholz Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Bucholz Army Airfield Set KWA as destination Airport Get more information about Bucholz Army Airfield
15733.68 miles (1,180.75 km) SEbadon Airstrip (EBN)Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall IslandsView Ebadon Airstrip on a map View satellite image of Ebadon Airstrip Set EBN as destination Airport Get more information about Ebadon Airstrip

Map of Furthest Airports from Wake Island Airfield:

List of Furthest Airports from Wake Island Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,652.10 miles (18,752.18 km) SRAF Ascension (ASI)Georgetown, Ascension Island, Saint HelenaView RAF Ascension on a map View satellite image of RAF Ascension Set ASI as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Ascension
210,799.93 miles (17,380.77 km) ESERecife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)Recife, BrazilView Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport on a map View satellite image of Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport Set REC as destination Airport Get more information about Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport
310,794.19 miles (17,371.52 km) ESEMaceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ)Maceió, BrazilView Maceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport on a map View satellite image of Maceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport Set MCZ as destination Airport Get more information about Maceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport
410,766.57 miles (17,327.07 km) SEGovernador Carlos Wilson Airport (FEN)Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, BrazilView Governador Carlos Wilson Airport on a map View satellite image of Governador Carlos Wilson Airport Set FEN as destination Airport Get more information about Governador Carlos Wilson Airport
510,763.27 miles (17,321.77 km) ESEPresidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA)João Pessoa, Paraíba, BrazilView Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport on a map View satellite image of Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport Set JPA as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
610,757.15 miles (17,311.91 km) SSWCape Palmas Airport (CPA)Cape Palmas, LiberiaView Cape Palmas Airport on a map View satellite image of Cape Palmas Airport Set CPA as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Palmas Airport
710,757.03 miles (17,311.72 km) ESEAracaju–Santa Maria Airport (AJU)Aracaju, Sergipe, BrazilView Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport on a map View satellite image of Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport Set AJU as destination Airport Get more information about Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport
810,748.45 miles (17,297.91 km) SSWSasstown Airport (SAZ)Sasstown, LiberiaView Sasstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Sasstown Airport Set SAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Sasstown Airport
910,735.92 miles (17,277.75 km) EPorto Seguro Airport (BPS)Porto Seguro, BrazilView Porto Seguro Airport on a map View satellite image of Porto Seguro Airport Set BPS as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Seguro Airport
1010,731.43 miles (17,270.52 km) SGreenville/Sinoe Airport (SNI)Greenville, LiberiaView Greenville/Sinoe Airport on a map View satellite image of Greenville/Sinoe Airport Set SNI as destination Airport Get more information about Greenville/Sinoe Airport
1110,724.39 miles (17,259.18 km) ESalvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) (SSA)Salvador, Bahia, BrazilView Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) on a map View satellite image of Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) Set SSA as destination Airport Get more information about Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho)
1210,715.01 miles (17,244.10 km) EIlhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport (IOS)Ilhéus, Bahia, BrazilView Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport on a map View satellite image of Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport Set IOS as destination Airport Get more information about Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport
1310,712.47 miles (17,240.01 km) ESEPresidente João Suassuna Airport (CPV)Campina Grande, Paraíba, BrazilView Presidente João Suassuna Airport on a map View satellite image of Presidente João Suassuna Airport Set CPV as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente João Suassuna Airport
1410,699.24 miles (17,218.71 km) ESEAugusto Severo International Airport (NAT)Natal, BrazilView Augusto Severo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Augusto Severo International Airport Set NAT as destination Airport Get more information about Augusto Severo International Airport
1510,693.24 miles (17,209.06 km) SSWSassandra Airport (ZSS)Sassandra, Côte d'IvoireView Sassandra Airport on a map View satellite image of Sassandra Airport Set ZSS as destination Airport Get more information about Sassandra Airport