Northway Airport

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Northway Airport
(former Northway Airfield)
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Northway, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 1,715 ft / 523 m
Coordinates 62°57′40″N 141°55′41″W / 62.96111°N 141.92806°W / 62.96111; -141.92806Coordinates: 62°57′40″N 141°55′41″W / 62.96111°N 141.92806°W / 62.96111; -141.92806
Map
ORT is located in Alaska
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Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 15,800

Northway Airport (IATA: ORTICAO: PAORFAA LID: ORT) is a state owned, public use airport serving Northway, a community located in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

During World War II for northbound Lend-Lease aircraft on the Northwest Staging Route, the flight strip at Northway Army Airfield was the first stop in the Territory of Alaska.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Northway Airport, Northway, Alaska

Northway Airport covers an area of 1,150 acres (465 ha) at an elevation of 1,715 feet (523 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,100 by 100 feet (1,554 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 15,800 aircraft operations, an average of 43 per day: 73% general aviation, 25% air taxi, and 2% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
40-Mile Air Tok[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ORT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ Smith, Blake W. Wings Over the Wilderness. Hancock House Publishers, 2008, p. 61.
  4. ^ "Scheduled destinations". 40-Mile Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 

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