Hao Airport

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Hao Airport
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IATA: HOIICAO: NTTO
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator DSEAC Polynésie Française
Serves Hao Island
Location Hao Island, French Polynesia
Elevation AMSL  ft / 3 m
Coordinates 18°04′29″S 140°56′45″W / 18.07472°S 140.94583°W / -18.07472; -140.94583Coordinates: 18°04′29″S 140°56′45″W / 18.07472°S 140.94583°W / -18.07472; -140.94583
Map
HOI is located in French Polynesia
HOI
HOI
Location of the airport in French Polynesia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12L/30R 3,380 11,089 Asphalt
Sources: DAFIF[1]
French AIP.[2]

Hao Airport (IATA: HOIICAO: NTTO) is an airport on Hao Island in French Polynesia. The airport is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the village of Otepa. Its unusually long runway (for the atoll's present population) was constructed to permit large transport aircraft (carrying materials for nuclear tests) to land. Their cargoes would be transported onward to nuclear test sites by ships.

Hao airport was a designated emergency landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Tahiti Anaa, Fangatau, Makemo, Nukutavake, Reao, Tahiti, Totegegie, Vahitahi [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for NTTO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ NTTO – Hao (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 11 Dec 2014.
  3. ^ Space Shuttle Emergency Landing Sites
  4. ^ [1]

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