Thorne Bay Seaplane Base

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Thorne Bay Seaplane Base
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Thorne Bay, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 55°41′17″N 132°32′12″W / 55.68806°N 132.53667°W / 55.68806; -132.53667Coordinates: 55°41′17″N 132°32′12″W / 55.68806°N 132.53667°W / 55.68806; -132.53667
Map
KTB is located in Alaska
KTB
KTB
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
NW/SE 5,000 1,524 Water
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 1,519

Thorne Bay Seaplane Base (IATA: KTBFAA LID: KTB) is a state-owned public-use seaplane base serving Thorne Bay,[1] a community in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,640 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 2,283 enplanements in 2009, and 2,608 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport (between 2,500 and 10,000 enplanements per year).[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Thorne Bay Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area designated NW/SE with a water surface measuring 5,000 by 2,000 feet (1,524 x 610 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 1,519 aircraft operations, an average of 126 per month: 49.4% air taxi, 42.4% scheduled commercial and 8.2% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and non-stop destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Pacific Airways Ketchikan [5]
Promech Air Ketchikan [6]
Taquan Air Ketchikan [7]
Carrier shares for January 2011 – December 2011[8]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Pacific
3,040(59.76%)
PM Air, LLC
1,860(36.49%)
Venture
190(3.75%)
Top domestic destinations (January 2011 – December 2011)[8]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Ketchikan, AK Ketchikan Harbor Seaplane Base (WFB) 2,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for KTB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Flight Schedules: Effective July 1, 2012 through August 15, 2012". Pacific Airways. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Scheduled Flights: Effective July 1 ~ August 20, 2012". Promech Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Summer Flight Schedule: Effective May 13 – September 15, 2012". Taquan Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Thorne Bay, AK: Thorne Bay Seaplane Base (KTB)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2011. 

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