The cheapest times to fly from OME to OTZ are

  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • June 4th to July 1st
  • September 24th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 22nd, November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from OME to OTZ is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $605 for Friday flights during early to mid September, or as low as $395 for Thursday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Kotzebue

Flying from Nome, AK (OME) to Kotzebue, AK (OTZ) will usually cost between $395 to $435 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $395. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid September, with an average price of $444. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $49 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $400 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OME to OTZ flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the OME to OTZ route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

OME to OTZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OME to OTZ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Nome. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.36, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OTZ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into OME. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Kotzebue, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Nome. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $398. Return trip prices are from the OTZ to OME flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from OME to OTZ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 19 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from OME to OTZ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Bering, Ravn Alaska, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ralph Wien Memorial Airport to Nome Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 183 miles or 295 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from OME to OTZ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OME to OTZ flight is about 1 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Nome, AK and Kotzebue, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from OME to OTZ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code OME
Origination airport name Nome Airport
City Nome, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 64.5
Longitude -165.4

Return Airport

Destination code OTZ
Destination airport name Ralph Wien Memorial Airport
City Kotzebue, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 66.9
Longitude -162.6


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from OME to OTZ tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 0% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 40% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave OTZ heading for OME about 7 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Kotzebue, AK is about 4 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Alaska: 7 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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