|IATA: VIV – ICAO: none|
|Location||Vivigani, Goodenough Island, Papua New Guinea|
World War II
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) prepared the airfields, first building an emergency landing strip in April 1943. A road was built from the Vivigani docks to the airfield. The first use of the airfield was by 6 Bristol Beauforts of No. 100 Squadron RAAF, staging out of Gurney Airfield, Milne Bay for a strike on Gasmata, Papua New Guinea on 17 May 1943.
No. 5 Mobile Works Squadron worked on the airfield between February and November 1943 and was joined by No. 7 Mobile Works Squadron RAAF between June and September 1943. The airfield consisted of two parallel runways 6,600 feet (2,000 m) long and 150 feet (46 m) wide.
The airfield was used by both the 5th Air Force and the RAAF.
Units Based at Vivigani during World War II
- No. 6 Squadron RAAF (Bristol Beauforts)
- No. 8 Squadron RAAF (Bristol Beauforts)
- No. 22 Squadron RAAF (Bostons)
- No. 30 Squadron RAAF (Bristol Beaufighters (Strike/Attack Fighter models Mk.1c, Mk.VIc, Mk.XIc and Mk.Xc)
- No. 77 Squadron RAAF (P-40's)
- No. 79 Squadron RAAF (Spitfire)
- No. 100 Squadron RAAF (Bristol Beauforts)
- No. 108 Communication Unit RAAF (PBY Catalinas)
- No. 7 Mobile Works Squadron RAAF
Vivigani Airstrip was a general use airstrip until roughly 2006. This airstrip is now closed; the only two air operations that regularly used it (MAF & JAARS) now refuse to attempt to land there. The entire area has been completely overgrown by native kunai grass.