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Kotzebue Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kotzbue Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

OTZ Airport Overview

Kotzebue Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / 7Jan2018)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kotzebue Ralph Wien Memorial Airport.

What to Expect

Kotzebue Airport (code: OTZ) consists of a very small terminal with flights to regional destinations. Facilities are extremely limited and there are no pay-to-use airport lounges. If you’ve visited this airport, please write a review to help future travellers!

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly, from 7:00PM to 7:30AM, so staying here overnight is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kotzebue Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Nullagvik Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Reviews mention the hotel is a 10 minute walk if you are travelling light. Taxis are also available. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Kotzebue Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 7:30AM – 7:00PM.


Kotzebue airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • Bering Air • Ravn Alaska.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

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Last updated: 2020-01-26

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.