Sara Airport

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Sara Airport
IATA: SSRICAO: NVSH
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Arongbwaratu, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu
Coordinates 15°28′15″S 168°09′08″E / 15.47083°S 168.15222°E / -15.47083; 168.15222Coordinates: 15°28′15″S 168°09′08″E / 15.47083°S 168.15222°E / -15.47083; 168.15222
Map
SSR is located in Vanuatu
SSR
SSR
Location of airport in Vanuatu
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
grass
Source: GCM,[1] STV[2]

Sara Airport (IATA: SSRICAO: NVSH) is an airport on northern Pentecost Island, Vanuatu.

Overview[edit]

It is a short grass airstrip built across a hilltop, next to the village of Arongbwaratu. Sara does not suffer from the problems of waterlogging that formerly afflicted Lonorore, Pentecost's other airport, although the airport's high location makes it vulnerable to disruption in windy weather. Since the 2008-2009 upgrading of Lonorore, Sara has declined slightly in importance, although it remains a valuable transport link for the communities of northern Pentecost, since the journey from this part of the island to Lonorore by road or sea is arduous and expensive.

Sara is the word for "field" in Raga language. Locals may refer the airstrip as saran plen ("field of planes") to avoid ambiguity.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Vanuatu Longana, Lonorore, Luganville, Walaha

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