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Red Dog Airport (RDB)


Red Dog, United States

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Elevation: 969ft

UTC: -9 Hours

Red Dog, Alaska is a small city located near the Red Dog Airport (RDB). It is a mining community located in the Northwest Arctic Borough, about 25 miles northwest of Kotzebue. The city is situated on the Kobuk River and is known for its arctic tundra and long summer days. The population of Red Dog is just over 500 and the community is served by the Red Dog Mine, which is the largest zinc mine in the United States. Red Dog is also home to the Red Dog Saloon, which is one of the oldest bars in Alaska. It has a small airport, Red Dog Airport (RDB), which services flights to and from Kotzebue and Anchorage.

Airport Directions

By Car: Red Dog Airport (RDB) is located in Alaska, USA and can be reached by car from the nearest major cities. The approximate driving time from Anchorage is 7 hours and 30 minutes, and the approximate cost of a one-way car rental is approximately $300 USD. By Bus: There is no direct bus service to Red Dog Airport (RDB). However, you can take a bus to Kotzebue, Alaska, which is the closest town to the airport, and then take a taxi to the airport. The approximate cost of a bus ticket is approximately $90 USD. By Train: Unfortunately, there is no train service to Red Dog Airport (RDB). By Taxi: The closest town to Red Dog Airport (RDB) is Kotzebue, Alaska. A taxi from Kotzebue to the airport will cost approximately $100 USD for a one-way trip.

Airport Terminals & Airlines

Red Dog Airport (RDB) has one terminal, and the airlines that use this terminal are Alaska Airlines, Ravn Alaska, and Unalakleet Air Taxi.

Airport Address

To get to Red Dog Airport (RDB) by car, you can rent a car from the airport or from a nearby rental car agency. You can also take a bus to the airport, though the schedule and availability of public transportation to the airport can vary. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the airport. The cost of a taxi ride will depend on the distance you need to travel and any applicable fees. Public transportation to the airport is typically the cheapest option and can offer discounts to students and seniors.

Airport Lost & Found

The Lost & Found office at Red Dog Airport (RDB) is located at 6801 Arctic Valley Rd, Red Dog AK 99752. The phone number is (907) 456-4444, and the office is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm.

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