The Ruby Airport is a state-owned, public-use airport located within the southeast region of the central business district of Ruby. Ruby is a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census area, in Central Alaska. It is owned and operated by the State of Alaska.
As per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the airport had 1,915 passenger boardings in 2008, 1,634 in 2009, and 1,809 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015 have included it in its roster, citing it and categorising it as a general aviation airport since the commercial service category requires more than 2,500 boardings per year. The airport has one gravel runway designated 3/21 measuring 4,000 feet long, and has a simple terminal.
Where to go
Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the state. It is one of the few destinations from the Ruby Airport, and one of the more important ones at that. The city of Fairbanks and the greater Fairbanks area is home to a number of attractions and events, which draw visitors from outside the state throughout the year. Primary attractions are concentrated around the winter season, which is centred upon viewing the northern lights, ice carving, and winter sports. Within the city, travellers may come and see the Golden Days Parade, the Midnight Sun Game, the Pioneer Park, the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Centre, and the World Eskimo Indian Olympics.
Apart from Fairbanks, there are no other remarkable destinations that can be covered through the Ruby Airport. Travellers who are looking for other areas to check out are advised to travel by land to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, or to Anchorage, one of the major destinations in the state. They may also try and fly in to Fairbanks, then check the available domestic flights there.
Short haul destinations are not available from the Ruby Airport. Travellers who are looking for these types of flights are advised to head out to Fairbanks and fly out using the Fairbanks International Airport. The Fairbanks International Airport has direct flights to major cities within the United States.
Similarly, there are no available long haul flights from the Ruby Airport. Travellers are advised to seek other airports in the region to get to their destination of choice. Suggested airports include the Fairbanks International Airport, which can be reached through a direct flight out of the Ruby Airport. The Fairbanks International Airport is the smallest airport in the United States with non-stop direct flights to Europe. A few destinations that can be covered through the said airport include Frankfurt in Germany, and Osaka, Narita, and Tokyo in Japan.
How to get out
The Ruby Airport is an airport that can provide domestic flights to certain destinations within Alaska. Travellers may enjoy routes from the airport which include Fairbanks, Huslia, and Galena. Airline services are provided by Ravn Alaska and Wright Air. Travellers who are looking for other available flights are very much suggested to check other airports in Alaska, including the airports in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.
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