Jacksons International Airport

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Jacksons International Airport
Port Moresby Intl Airport 2008.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner PNG National Airports Corporation Ltd
Operator PNG National Airports Corporation Ltd
Serves Port Moresby
Location Saraga, Port Moresby
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 124 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 09°26′36″S 147°13′12″E / 9.44333°S 147.22000°E / -9.44333; 147.22000
Website nac.com.pg
Jacksons International Airport is located in Papua New Guinea
Jacksons International Airport
Jacksons International Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32[1] 9,022 2,750 Asphalt
14R/32L (Closed) 6,797 2,072 Asphalt

Jacksons International Airport (IATA: POM, ICAO: AYPY), also known as Port Moresby Airport, is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) outside Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea. It is the largest and busiest airport in Papua New Guinea and is the main hub for Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, as well as the main hub for PNG Air and Travel Air. It replaced the original Port Moresby airport, in what is now the suburb of Waigani, whose airstrip remained until the 1990s but no trace of which is now there, it having been built over.


Jacksons International Airport consists of two terminals: the Domestic Terminal, housing Air Niugini and PNG Air, and the International Terminal, servicing all other airlines plus Air Niugini's and PNG Air's international routes. The International Terminal features four aircraft parking bays, three of which are equipped with aerobridges. The two terminals are linked by a covered walkway.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Niugini Alotau, Brisbane, Buka, Cairns, Chuuk, Daru, Denpasar (ends 25 September 2018),[2] Goroka, Hoskins, Hong Kong, Honiara, Kavieng, Kiunga, Kundiawa, Lae, Lihir Island, Lorengau, Madang, Manila, Mendi, Mount Hagen, Nadi, Pohnpei, Popondetta, Port Vila, Rabaul, Singapore, Sydney, Tabubil, Tari, Tokyo–Narita, Townsville (ends 1 October 2018)[3], Vanimo, Wapenamanda, Wewak
Philippine Airlines Manila
PNG Air Alotau, Daru, Goroka, Hoskins, Kiunga, Lae, Lihir Island, Losuia, Madang, Misima Island, Moro, Mount Hagen, Popondetta, Rabaul, Tabubil, Tufi, Wewak
Qantas Brisbane
Virgin Australia Brisbane

Other facilities[edit]

Air Niugini has its head office in the Air Niugini House, near the airport property.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

In the episode of Think Tank aired on 1 August 2018, Justin was asked about the IATA code of this airport on the first question of Head to Head. He answered the question correctly.

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ ex-14L/32R
  2. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280161/air-niugini-4q18-international-service-changes/
  3. ^ "AIR NIUGINI ENDING FLIGHTS TO TOWNSVILLE". Retrieved 20 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Privacy Policy." Air Niugini. Retrieved on 3 February 2011. "Air Niugini House Port Moresby, National Capital District

External links[edit]

Media related to Jacksons International Airport at Wikimedia Commons