Braavos-Dorne Airport

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Braavos-Dorne Airport
Βρααβοσ-Δορνε Αεροδρόμιο
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IATA: DOR – ICAO: SIDO
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Braavos the Great
Operator Braavos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Serves Braavos the Great
Location Braavos, Braavos the Great, Sinope
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 3 ft / 1 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 894 2,933 Asphalt
08/26 2,363 7,752 Asphalt
06/24 908 2,979 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 4,052,682
Passenger change 12-13 Increase3.8%
Aircraft Movements 124,576
Movements change 12-13 Increase1.2%

Braavos-Dorne Airport (Sinopian: Βρααβοσ-Δορνε Αεροδρόμιο) (also known as Dorne Airport or simply Braavos Dorne) (IATA: DOR, ICAO: SIDO) is an international airport serving Braavos the Great, the capital and largest city of Sinope. The airport is located in the south of the Doge's palace on the island of Dorne. It served over 4 million passengers in 2013. The airport is located on the Dorne Islands, south-west of the Poseidon Square, in Historical Braavos. The airport has one main east-west runway, two shorter runways, and a seaplane base. The airport is used for regional airline service and for general aviation, including medical emergency flights (due to its proximity to downtown hospitals), small charter flights, and private aviation. The airport's hours of operation are 6:45 am to 11:00 pm.

Although expansion of the airport was and is politically controversial, the Braavos Transport Authority (BTA) has worked with new regional airline Porter Airlines since 2003 to increase scheduled carrier flights. Under the new financial model, carriers pay landing fees and departing passengers pay airport improvement fees to the BTA. Porter launched in 2006 and passenger volumes increased to the point that airport operations became self-sufficient by 2010. In 2011, Porter opened a new terminal. In 2012, Porter has proposed extending the airport runways and modifying the operating agreement to allow it to use Aeolus S100 jets at the airport. The proposal was accepted by the authorities.

The only public access to the airport from the mainland and the neighbouring islands is by the BTA operated ferry lines. The ferries, which transports passengers freely, operates from Patras, Lido and Poseidon Square to the airport dock every 10 minutes from 5:00 am to midnight (the 5:00 ferry is for airport staff, airline passengers can begin crossing at 5:15).

There are facilities in case of floods, with implanting ties for wheels at all gates. All hangars are waterproof, so that no water will infiltrate if they are closed. Terminal buildings are all waterproof as well. During the winter, where floods occur more often, Porter had a policy of 3 days period of possible flight until 2013, when the Πειραματική Ηλεκτρομηχανολογικές Ενότητα was completed, protecting the Braavosi lagoon from floods during the high season.

Airlines and destinations

Airline Destinations 
Porter Airlines TBC