Hoskins Airport

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Hoskins Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Location New Britain island
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 05°27′43.81″S 150°24′17.80″E / 5.4621694°S 150.4049444°E / -5.4621694; 150.4049444
Map
HKN is located in Papua New Guinea
HKN
HKN
Location of airport in Papua New Guinea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 5,212 1,589 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1]

Hoskins Airport is an airport in Hoskins (on the island of New Britain) in Papua New Guinea. The airport serves Kimbe - the capital of West New Britain province. Mount Pago is 16 km from the airport.

In December 2015, the Hoskins Kimbe Airport in West New Britain underwent major upgrades that has improved its airport service standards and revitalized the local economy.

The redevelopments to the Hoskins Airport include airstrip extensions, strengthened pavements, construction of a perimeter fence, installation of an eco-friendly sewerage system, solar powered street lights and a market place inside the airport boundary reserved for locals to sell their arts, crafts and produce.

The National Airport Corporation and the Asian Development Bank coordinated the Hoskins Airport upgrade and employed the services of the local community in the project.

West New Britain Province, as a travel destination in Papua New Guinea, is well known for its world-class scuba-diving and game fishing.

The National Flag carrier Air Niugini and PNG Air operate daily flights to Hoskins Kimbe from major airports like Port Moresby, Lae and Kokopo.

- See more at: http://www.papuanewguinea.travel/x,960,529,0/kimbe-airport-redevelopments.html#sthash.GoXbuPhh.dpuf

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Niugini Lae, Port Moresby, Rabaul
Airlines PNG[1] Lae, Rabaul
Travel Air Lae, Port Moresby, Rabaul

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airlines PNG flight schedule[permanent dead link]

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