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.Many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA. However, 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.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.
== Facilities and aircraft ==
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).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.
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