Frieda River Airport

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Frieda River Airport
Airport type Public
Location Frieda River, Papua New Guinea
Elevation AMSL 200 ft / 61 m
Coordinates 04°36.54′S 141°57.62′E / 4.60900°S 141.96033°E / -4.60900; 141.96033
West Sepik (Sandaun) province in PNG
West Sepik (Sandaun) province in PNG
Frieda River Airport is located in Papua New Guinea
Frieda River Airport
Frieda River Airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 640 2,100
Source: PNG Airstrip Guide[1]

Frieda River Airport (IATA: FAQ[2]ICAO: AYFR) is an airfield serving the Frieda River area in Papua New Guinea.[1] It is located near the border between the provinces of West Sepik (Sandaun) and East Sepik. The area has a gold and copper mine known as the Frieda River Project.[3] The airfield is located 428 nautical miles (793 km; 493 mi) northwest of Port Moresby, the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea.[4]


The airfield resides at an elevation of 200 feet (61 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 03/21 which is 640 metres (2,100 ft) long.[1]


  1. ^ a b c PNG Airstrip Guide. August 2005.
  2. ^ Accident history for FAQ at Aviation Safety Network
  3. ^ "Xstrata buys into Pacific PNG gold". Australian Associated Press Pty Limited (AAP). 22 Jan 2007. Retrieved 2 Mar 2010. 
  4. ^ "Heading and distance from Port Moresby to Frieda River Airport". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 2 Mar 2010.