Northway Airport

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Northway Airport
(former Northway Airfield)
Airport typePublic
OwnerAlaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
ServesNorthway, Alaska
Elevation AMSL1,715 ft / 523 m
Coordinates62°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
ORT is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations15,800

Northway Airport (IATA: ORT, ICAO: PAOR, FAA 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]

40-Mile Air Tok[4]


  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). 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. Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2012.

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