Orcas Island Airport

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Orcas Island Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerPort of Orcas
LocationEastsound, Washington
Elevation AMSL31 ft / 9 m
Coordinates48°42′29″N 122°54′38″W / 48.70806°N 122.91056°W / 48.70806; -122.91056Coordinates: 48°42′29″N 122°54′38″W / 48.70806°N 122.91056°W / 48.70806; -122.91056
ORS is located in Washington (state)
Location of airport in Washington / United States
ORS is located in the United States
ORS (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 2,900 884 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2014)41,800
Based aircraft (2017)74

Orcas Island Airport (IATA: ESD, ICAO: KORS, FAA LID: ORS) is a public airport located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) north of the central business district of Eastsound on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.[1]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned ORS by the FAA but has been assigned ESD from the IATA.

ORS has been assigned to Orpheus Island Resort Waterport in Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

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-primary commercial service facility.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Orcas Island Airport covers an area of 64 acres (26 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (16/34) measuring 2,900 x 60 ft (884 x 18 m).[1]

In 2014, the airport had 41,800 aircraft operations, an average of 114 per day: 79% general aviation, 16% commercial, and 5% air taxi. In July 2017, there were 74 aircraft based at this airport: 70 single engine and 4 multi-engine.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Kenmore Air Seattle/Boeing Field
San Juan Airlines Anacortes, Bellingham, Friday Harbor
NorthStar Air Tours Victoria, BC, Friday Harbor


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ORS (Form 5010 PDF), effective July 20, 2017
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KORS / ESD - Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island Airport)
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: ORS - Queensland, Australia (Orpheus Island Resort Waterport)
  4. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2017.

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