The cheapest times to fly from OTZ to OME are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 22nd
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • September 17th to February 25th (except the weeks of October 15th, November 12th, November 19th, December 10th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 OTZ to OME is early December. Prices can be as high as $605 for Monday flights during late July, or as low as $395 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Nome

Flying from Kotzebue, AK (OTZ) to Nome, AK (OME) will usually cost between $395 to $450 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $395. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $461. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $66 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 OTZ to OME flight.

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

OTZ to OME Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OME, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into OTZ. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Nome, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Kotzebue. 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 Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $396. Return trip prices are from the OME to OTZ 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 OTZ to OME 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from OTZ to OME while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Deering Airport (DRG) in Deering, AK

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from OME
  • Usually 14.50% less expensive than OME
  • Nonstop flights available

See OTZ to DRG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from OTZ to OME? 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 Nome Airport to Ralph Wien Memorial Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from OTZ to OME.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from OTZ to OME tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 4% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 80% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave OME heading for OTZ about 9 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Nome, AK is about 5 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Alaska: 9 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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