Block Island State Airport

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Block Island State Airport
Block Island State Airport logo.png
Block Island Airport Aerial 7-23-2015.jpg
Block Island State Airport July 2015
Airport type Public
Owner State of Rhode Island
Operator Rhode Island Airport Corp.
Serves Block Island, Rhode Island
Elevation AMSL 108 ft / 33 m
Coordinates 41°10′05″N 071°34′40″W / 41.16806°N 71.57778°W / 41.16806; -71.57778Coordinates: 41°10′05″N 071°34′40″W / 41.16806°N 71.57778°W / 41.16806; -71.57778
BID is located in Rhode Island
BID is located in the US
Location of airport in Rhode Island/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 2,502 763 asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 16,503
Based aircraft 4

Block Island State Airport (IATA: BID[2]ICAO: KBIDFAA LID: BID) is a public use airport located on Block Island, in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The airport is owned by the State of Rhode Island.[1] It is primarily a general aviation airport, but there is also scheduled airline service to Westerly State Airport. The airport opened in 1950.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 10,384 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 8,516 enplanements in 2009, and 9,821 in 2010.[4] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[5]

Block Island State Airport is one of six active airports operated by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, the other five being T.F. Green State Airport, Newport State Airport, North Central State Airport, Quonset State Airport and Westerly State Airport.

Facilities and Aircraft[edit]

Block Island State Airport covers an area of 136 acres (55 ha) at an elevation of 108 feet (33 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,502 by 100 feet (763 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 30, 2010, the airport had 16,503 aircraft operations, an average of 45 per day: 61% general aviation, 38% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 4 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single-engine and 25% multi-engine.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
New England Airlines Westerly
Tropic Ocean Airways Seasonal: New York Seaplane Base


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BID (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (BID: Block Island)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 

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