Fairbanks International Airport

PAFA · Alaska, United States

Wind direction of Fairbanks International Airport 2L/20R
Wind: 0 kt, 0 beaufort

0 ft 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000
Cloud Cloud
FEW 5,500
Cloud Cloud
FEW 13,000
METAR PAFA 260253Z 00000KT 10SM FEW055 FEW130 M18/M20 A3022

METAR Fairbanks International Airport - PAFA/FAI

Fairbanks International Airport is a large airport in Alaska, United States. The airport is located at latitude 64.81538 and longitude -147.85350. The airport has 4 runways: 2L/20R, 2/20, 2R/20L and 2/20. The ICAO airport code of this field is PAFA. The local airport ID (FAA LID) of this airport is FAI. The airport's IATA code is FAI. The airport is in the Anchorage Arctic FIR.

This aviation weather observation was made for Fairbanks International Airport on February 25, 2024 17:53, local time.

Airport observations

There is little or no wind from a variable direction.

Visibility is 10 mi.

There are few clouds at an altitude of 5,500 ft and few clouds at an altitude of 13,000 ft. No ceiling has been observed.

The temperature and wind chill are -18 °C. The dew point is -20 °C, the relative humidity is 84%. The air pressure at sea level is 30.22 inHg (QNH).

Daylight period

Today the sun rises at 08:11 and sets at 17:57. This applies to Fairbanks International Airport, the universal daylight period may be different. The difference between the local time and UTC is -9 hour. Currently, there is no daylight saving time in effect.


On this airport you can find flying schools. Companies on this airport are Kirst Aviation and ProFlite of Alaska.


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Id Heading Crosswind Headwind Crosswind %
2L/20R 038°-218°
2/20 038°-218°
2R/20L 038°-218°
2/20 038°-218°

The direction with the greatest headwind component is highlighted and used for crosswind calculation. This does not necessarily mean this direction is in use.


5,500 ft FEW Few clouds
13,000 ft FEW Few clouds

Temperature & Weather

Temperature -18 °C
Dewpoint -20 °C
Rel. humidity 84%
Kp-index 2 (0-9)

Daylight period

08:11 (13:14h)


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