Bora Bora Airport

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Bora Bora Airport
Aéroport de Bora Bora
Airport type Public
Operator SETIL - Aéroports
Serves Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Location Motu Mute
Elevation AMSL 11 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 16°26′37″S 151°45′09″W / 16.44361°S 151.75250°W / -16.44361; -151.75250
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
17/35 914 3,000 Coral
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 270,535
Passenger traffic change Increase 2.1%
Data: French AIP.,[1] Statistics: official site.[2]

Bora Bora Airport (IATA: BOBICAO: NTTB), also known as Motu Mute Airport, is an airport serving the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. It is located on the islet of Motu Mute.[1]

The airport was opened in 1943, during World War II. Commercial service became available in 1958 after the runway was reconstructed. It is built on an island (the Polynesian word for which is "motu") located in a lagoon. A boat transfer is necessary to get to the main island of Bora Bora.[3]

Passengers from Vaitape, the largest population center on Bora Bora, usually use this airport for air travel.

An Air Tahiti ATR72 boarding at Bora Bora Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Tahiti Huahine-Fare, Manihi, Maupiti, Raiatea, Papeete, Rangiroa, Tikehau

Air Tahiti serves flights from Bora Bora with late model 48-seat ATR 42 and 68-seat ATR 72 twin engine propjets.


  1. ^ a b NTTB – Bora Bora Motu Mute. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ Movements & passengers
  3. ^ Bora Bora Airport at SETIL Aéroports

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