Fitiuta Airport

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Fitiuta Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of American Samoa
ServesTa'u Island
LocationFitiuta, American Samoa, United States
Time zoneSamoa Time Zone (UTC-11:00)
Elevation AMSL34 m / 110 ft
Coordinates14°12′58″S 169°25′25″W / 14.21611°S 169.42361°W / -14.21611; -169.42361Coordinates: 14°12′58″S 169°25′25″W / 14.21611°S 169.42361°W / -14.21611; -169.42361
Websitehttp://americansamoaport.as.gov/airport-ppg/manu-a-airports.html
Map
FTI is located in American Samoa
FTI
FTI
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 975 3,200 Concrete
Statistics (2002)
Aircraft operations2,832

Fitiuta Airport (IATA: FTI, ICAO: NSFQ, FAA LID: FAQ) is a public airport located in Fiti‘uta, a village on the island of Ta‘ū in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States. Fitiuta Airport replaced Tau Airport (located in the village of Tau), which was officially deactivated after the construction and activation of Fitiuta Airport in 1990.[2] The Fitiuta airport is owned by the Government of American Samoa.[1]

Although most U.S. airports are assigned the same three-letter location identifier by both the FAA and IATA, Fitiuta Airport is assigned FAQ by the FAA and FTI by the IATA (which assigned FAQ to Frieda River Airport in Papua New Guinea). The airport's ICAO identifier is NSFQ. [3] [4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Fitiuta Airport has one paved runway designated 12/30 which measures 975 m × 23 m (3,200 ft × 75 ft). For 12-month period ending May 29, 2015, the airport had 1,130 aircraft operations (an average of 3 per day), 100% of which were air taxi flights.[1] Fitiuta airport also has a fully functioning fire-crash station (activated in 2011), lighted runway and operates as a Part 139 airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for FAQ (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
  2. ^ "Fitiuta Airport". Government of American Samoa. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: NSFQ - Fitiuta, American Samoa
  4. ^ Aviation Safety Network: FAQ - Frieda River, Papua New Guinea

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