Roman Tmetuchl International Airport

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Roman Tmetuchl International Airport
Palau International Airport 1.JPG
IATA: RORICAO: PTROFAA LID: ROR
ROR is located in Palau
ROR
ROR
Location of the Airport in Palau
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Republic of Palau
Location Airai, Babelthuap Island, Palau
Elevation AMSL 176 ft / 54 m
Coordinates 07°22′02″N 134°32′39″E / 7.36722°N 134.54417°E / 7.36722; 134.54417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,200 2,195 Asphalt/Concrete
Sources: FAA,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (IATA: RORICAO: PTROFAA LID: ROR[1]) is the main airport of Palau. It is located just north of Airai on Babelthuap (Babeldaob) island. The airport is 6 miles (4 km) from Koror and 15 miles (25 km) from Melekeok.

A resolution adopted by the Senate of Palau in May 2006 renamed Palau International Airport as the Roman Tmetuchl International Airport, in honor of late local politician and businessman Roman Tmetuchl.[4] It is also known as Babelthuap/Koror Airport[1] or Airai Airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 480 acres (190 ha) at an elevation of 176 feet (45 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with an asphalt and concrete surface measuring 7,200 by 150 feet (2,194 x 45 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 13, 2004, the airport had 1,142 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per month: 78% scheduled commercial, 10% air taxi, 8% general aviation and 4% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
Belau Air Peleliu, Angaur
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan
Delta Air Lines Tokyo-Narita
JAL Charter: Tokyo-Narita, Nagoya
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
Mega Maldives Hong Kong
United Airlines Guam, Manila, Yap

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for ROR – Babelthuap/Koror (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2 Jul 2009.
  2. ^ Airport information for PTRO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for ROR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ Ngiraiwet, Florencia (2007-11-02), Senate Joint Resolution Status Table, Senate of Palau, retrieved 2008-02-25 

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