Sea plane coming in
Airport: Bethel has the third busiest airport in the state. The main Bethel airport paved runway is 6,400 feet long and 150 feet wide.
The route between Bethel and Anchorage is served by both jet and propeller craft. There is daily jet service between Bethel and Anchorage for passengers and cargo. Many small air taxi services operate from Bethel, serving 56 villages in the surrounding areas with scheduled and charter service.
Transportation: The State-owned Bethel Airport is the regional transportation center, and is served by two major passenger airlines, two cargo carriers, and numerous air taxi services. The airport ranks third in the state for total number of flights. It is currently undergoing a $7 million renovation and expansion. Two float plane bases are nearby, Hangar Lake and H Marker Lake. The Port of Bethel is the northern-most medium-draft port in the U.S.
River travel is the primary means of local transportation in the summer, and it becomes a 150-mile ice road to surrounding villages in the winter. A barge service based in Bethel provides goods to the Kuskokwim villages. There are 16 miles of local roads.