La Tontouta International Airport

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Tontouta International Airport
Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta


NOU is located in New Caledonia
Location of airport in New Caledonia
Airport type Public
Operator New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Location Païta, New Caledonia
Elevation AMSL 52 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 22°00′59″S 166°12′58″E / 22.01639°S 166.21611°E / -22.01639; 166.21611
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 10,663 3,250 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 479,843
Passenger traffic change Increase 0.8%
Source :[1]

La Tontouta International Airport or Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport (French: Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta) (IATA: NOUICAO: NWWW) is the main international airport on New Caledonia. The airport is in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Nouméa, the nearest large city. In 2006, 415,813 passengers used the airport.[2]


World War II[edit]

USAAF units based here included:

Boeing B-17E #41-2426 of 11th Bomb Group, 43d Bomb Squadron at Tontouta in August 1942

USMC units based here included:

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air New Zealand Auckland
Air Vanuatu Port Vila
Aircalin Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nadi, Osaka-Kansai, Papeete, Port Vila, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita, Wallis Island
Qantas Brisbane, Sydney


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Auckland

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ "Résultats d’activité des aéroports français 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Annual statistics". 

External links[edit]

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