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VDZ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: VDZ / PAVD
Airport Names:
  1. Valdez Airport
  2. Pioneer Field
Location: Valdez, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 61°8'2"N by 146°14'53"W
Area Served: Valdez, Alaska
Operator/Owner: State of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 121 feet (37 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Valdez Airport (VDZ):

  • Because of Valdez Airport's relatively low elevation of 121 feet, planes can take off or land at Valdez Airport 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.
  • The furthest airport from Valdez Airport (VDZ) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,526 miles (16,940 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • In addition to being known as "Valdez Airport", another name for VDZ is "Pioneer Field".
  • Valdez Airport (VDZ) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Valdez Airport (VDZ) is Tatitlek Airport (TEK), which is located 23 miles (38 kilometers) SW of VDZ.
  • Historically, the airport had scheduled passenger jet service provided by Alaska Airlines during the mid 1970s.

Map of Nearest Airports from Valdez Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Valdez Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
123.37 miles (37.61 km) SWTatitlek Airport (TEK)Tatitlek, Alaska, United StatesView Tatitlek Airport on a map Set TEK as destination Airport Get more information about Tatitlek Airport
244.39 miles (71.43 km) SSECordova Municipal Airport (CKU)Cordova, Alaska, United StatesView Cordova Municipal Airport on a map Set CKU as destination Airport Get more information about Cordova Municipal Airport
349.24 miles (79.24 km) SBoswell Bay Airport (BSW)Boswell Bay, Alaska, United StatesView Boswell Bay Airport on a map Set BSW as destination Airport Get more information about Boswell Bay Airport
451.41 miles (82.74 km) SSEMerle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport (CDV)Cordova, Alaska, United StatesView Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport on a map Set CDV as destination Airport Get more information about Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport
564.01 miles (103.02 km) NNECopper Center Airport (CZC)Copper Center, Alaska, United StatesView Copper Center Airport on a map Set CZC as destination Airport Get more information about Copper Center Airport
675.21 miles (121.03 km) NNEGulkana Airport (GKN)Gulkana, Alaska, United StatesView Gulkana Airport on a map Set GKN as destination Airport Get more information about Gulkana Airport
793.94 miles (151.19 km) SWChenega Bay Airport (NCN)Chenega, Alaska, United StatesView Chenega Bay Airport on a map Set NCN as destination Airport Get more information about Chenega Bay Airport
899.29 miles (159.79 km) WNWPalmer Municipal Airport (PAQ)Palmer, Alaska, United StatesView Palmer Municipal Airport on a map Set PAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Palmer Municipal Airport
9112.97 miles (181.81 km) ENEMcCarthy Airport (MXY)McCarthy, Alaska, United StatesView McCarthy Airport on a map Set MXY as destination Airport Get more information about McCarthy Airport
10113.13 miles (182.06 km) WNWWasilla Airport (WWA)Wasilla, Alaska, United StatesView Wasilla Airport on a map Set WWA as destination Airport Get more information about Wasilla Airport
11113.73 miles (183.02 km) WBryant Army Airfield (FRN)Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Bryant Army Airfield on a map Set FRN as destination Airport Get more information about Bryant Army Airfield
12116.38 miles (187.30 km) SMiddleton Island Airport (MDO)Middleton Island, Alaska, United StatesView Middleton Island Airport on a map Set MDO as destination Airport Get more information about Middleton Island Airport
13118.72 miles (191.07 km) WElmendorf Air Force Base (EDF)Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Elmendorf Air Force Base on a map Set EDF as destination Airport Get more information about Elmendorf Air Force Base
14119.22 miles (191.87 km) EMay Creek Airport (MYK)May Creek, Alaska, United StatesView May Creek Airport on a map Set MYK as destination Airport Get more information about May Creek Airport
15119.91 miles (192.98 km) WMerrill Field (MRI)Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Merrill Field on a map Set MRI as destination Airport Get more information about Merrill Field

Map of Furthest Airports from Valdez Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Valdez Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,526.27 miles (16,940.34 km) SSEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,506.66 miles (16,908.78 km) SSEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
310,495.40 miles (16,890.66 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
410,477.23 miles (16,861.42 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
510,442.56 miles (16,805.63 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
610,379.60 miles (16,704.30 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,339.29 miles (16,639.43 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,265.52 miles (16,520.71 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,258.80 miles (16,509.90 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,255.80 miles (16,505.07 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1110,255.79 miles (16,505.06 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
1210,254.69 miles (16,503.29 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1310,251.43 miles (16,498.03 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1410,230.04 miles (16,463.60 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
1510,225.52 miles (16,456.34 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport