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Papua New Guinea - Airfields

PNG has 562 airports, 21 of which have paved runways. The country's main international airport is Jacksons International, on the outskirts of Port Moresby. Reliable air services operated by public and private providers are located in major urban centres. Air Niugini is the national and international airline, and domestic airlines include Airlines PNG, Airlink, Milne Bay Air, Islands Nationair, Trans Niugini Airways and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). The PNG government is striving to integrate its air and ground services with regional neighbours and trading partners. Modernisation of systems is ongoing including updating laws and regulations to build capacity. Scheduled projects are estimated to cost over PGK1.919 billion through to 2015.

Port Moresbys Jackson International Airport the gateway to PNG and is located 8 kilometers (5 miles) outside Port Moresby. It is the largest and busiest airport in PNG. The two main airlines servicing PNG are Air Niugini and Airlines PNG. Port Moresby is the main airline hub for both airlines.

The national airline, Air Niugini, was formed in 1973 by the government, Qantas, Ansett, and Trans Australia Airlines. In 1981, the airline became owned by the government. As of December 2012, it operates scheduled services to Brisbane (Australia), Cairns (Australia), Hong Kong (China), Honiara (Solomon Islands), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Cebu and Manila (the Philippines), Nadi (Fiji), Singapore, Sydney (Australia) and Tokyo (Japan), as well as to over 20 domestic airports. In October 2010, the airline took delivery of a second Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, having received its first such aircraft in July 2010.

Airlines PNG (originally known as MBA) operates an international and domestic schedule using a fleet of 20 turboprop aircraft consisting primarily of Bombardier Dash 8s and Twin Otters. It operates passenger services between Port Moresby and Cairns, domestic services within PNG, and corporate charters between Cairns and Port Moresby to service oil and natural gas field workers.

Town Airport Name ICAO IATA Usage Customs Runway IFR Runway
Aiomi Aiomi Civ.... Unpaved No 3200 ft
Alotau Png Gurney Civ.... PavedYes5500 ft
Balimo Balimo BLI OPU Civ.... UnpavedNo4200 ft
Biala Biala BIA BAA Civ.... UnpavedNo3200 ft
Buka Buka BUA Civ.... UnpavedYes5100 ft
Bulolo Bulolo BUO BUL Civ.... UnpavedNo4300 ft
Bwagaoia Misima MIS Civ.YesUnpavedYes3900 ft
Cape Gloucester Cape Gloucester CPG CGC Civ.... UnpavedNo3500 ft
Cape Rodney Cape Rodney CPR CPN Civ.... UnpavedNo4200 ft
Chimbu Png Chimbu Civ.No... PavedNo3300 ft
Daru Daru DAU DAU Civ.... PavedNo4500 ft
Emirua Emirua ERU Civ.... ...UnpavedNo4700 ft
Erave Erave ERV Civ.... UnpavedNo4000 ft
Esa'ala Esa'ala ESA Civ.NoUnpavedNo3200 ft
Finschhafen Finschhafen FIN FIN Civ.... UnpavedNo5200 ft
Garaina Garaina GNA GAR Civ.... UnpavedNo5200 ft
Girua Girua PNP Civ.... PavedNo5400 ft
Gonaili Gonaili GON Civ.... UnpavedNo3400 ft
Goroka Goroka GKA Civ.... PavedNo5400 ft
Green River Green River GRN GVI Civ.... UnpavedNo4700 ft
Guasopa Guasopa GPA GAZ Civ.... UnpavedNo3500 ft
Gusap Gusap GSP GAP Civ.... UnpavedNo5200 ft
Hayfield Hayfield HFD Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft
Hoskins Hoskins HKN Civ.... PavedNo5200 ft
Jacquinot Bay Jacquinot Bay JCB JAQ Civ.... UnpavedNo5200 ft
Josephstall Josephstall JSL JOP Civ.... UnpavedNo3100 ft
Kairuku Kairuku KKU RKU Civ.... UnpavedNo3100 ft
Kandep Kandep KDP KDP Mii.... UnpavedNo3300 ft
Kandrian Kandrian KDR KDR Civ.... UnpavedNo3400 ft
Karimui Karimui KRI Civ.NoUnpavedNo3200 ft
Kavieng Kavieng KVG Civ.... PavedYes5800 ft
Kerema Kerema KMA Civ.... PavedNo3000 ft
Kiriwina Kiriwina Civ.... UnpavedNo5300 ft
Kiunga Kiunga UNG Civ.... UnpavedYes4000 ft
Lae Png Nadzab LAE Civ.... PavedYes7900 ft
Lihir PNG Kunaye Civ.NoUnpavedYes3900 ft
Madang Madang MAG Civ.... PavedYes5100 ft
Malalaua Malalaua MLU MLQ Civ.... UnpavedNo3600 ft
Malekolon Malekolon MKO MKN Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft
Mendi Mendi MDU Civ.... UnpavedNo4300 ft
Menyamya Menyamya MYY MYX Civ.... UnpavedNo3500 ft
Momote Momote Civ.YesPavedYes6100 ft
Morehead Morehead MHD MHY Civ.... UnpavedNo4200 ft
Moro Moro Civ.NoUnpavedNo5700 ft
Mount Hagen Mount Hagen HGU Civ.... PavedYes6100 ft
Namatanai Namatanai NTI ATN Civ.... UnpavedNo3400 ft
Nissan Nissan NIS IIS Civ.... UnpavedNo3600 ft
Nomad River Nomad River NDR NOM Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft
Open Bay Open Bay OBY OPB Civ.... UnpavedNo3500 ft
Port Moresby Jacksons POM Civ.YesPavedYes9000 ft
Rabaul Tokua Civ.... PavedYes5600 ft
Safia Safia SFA SFU Civ.... UnpavedNo3500 ft
Saidor Saidor SDR SDI Civ.... UnpavedNo3800 ft
Salamo Salamo SAO SAM Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft
Sehulea Sehulea SEH SXH Civ.... UnpavedNo3100 ft
Sule Sule SULE ULE Civ.... UnpavedNo2900 ft
Tabubil Tabubil TBG Civ.... UnpavedNo4200 ft
Tadji Tadji TAD Civ.... UnpavedNo4100 ft
Tapini Tapini TAP TPI Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft
Tari Tari TIZ Civ.NoUnpavedNo5100 ft
Telefomin Telefomin TLF TFM Civ.... UnpavedNo4300 ft
Vanimo Vanimo VAI Civ.... PavedNo5200 ft
Vivigani Vivigani VIV VIV Civ.... PavedNo4200 ft
Wakunai Wakunai WAI WKN Civ.... UnpavedNo3100 ft
Wanigela Wanigela WGL AGL Civ.... UnpavedNo3200 ft
Wapenamanda Wapenamanda WBM Civ.... UnpavedNo5000 ft
Wewak Boram WWK Civ.YesPavedYes5200 ft
Witu Witu WITU WIU Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft
Woitape Woitape WTP WTP Civ.... UnpavedNo3000 ft

Table Notes
(Explanations on technical Data)
ICAO-code International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a 4-letter airport location indicator. The field above is left blank if no ICAO location indicator is available for the selected airport.
IATA-codeInternational Air Transport Association (IATA), a 3-letter identifier for the relevant airport. The field above is left blank if no IATA code is available for the selected airport.
UsageAirports are classified in three categories: civil airports open for public use, military airports and private airports not open to the public. Airports that are joint use, both civil and military, are shown as civil airports.
  • Civ Civil airport, open for public use (including joint use).
  • Mil. Military airport, not open for public use.
  • Priv. Private airport, not open for public use.
  • Customs
  • Yes Customs service available during airport operating hours.
  • No Customs service not available.
  • O/R Airport has customs service; prior notification is required.
  • Pto. Airport has part-time customs service available, not necessarily identical to the airport hours.
  • ADCUS An airport within the USA for which the FAA 'ADCUS' method of prior notification may be used.
  • ADCUS O/R An airport within the USA for which the FAA 'ADCUS' method of prior notification may be used but where restrictions apply.
  • Blank Information not available.
  • Runway Identification of the surface of the longest runway available:
  • Paved Paved (hard surface) runway
  • Unpaved Unpaved (soft surface) runway (Only lighter aircraft)
  • Water Water (for float planes)
  • IFR
  • Yes Instrument approach procedure is published.
  • No Instrument approach procedure is not published. (Airport not suitable for traffic during bad weather or darkness.)
  • Runway LengthShows the length in feet of the longest runway available at the selected airport, rounded down to the next full hundred feet. If the airport has both hard (paved) and soft (unpaved) runways, the length of the longest hard surface runway is shown. If the longest runway is both, hard and soft surface, the length of the hard surface portion is shown

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