La Tontouta International Airport

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Tontouta International Airport
Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta
Hangar - Aéroport Nouméa-La Tontouta.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Serves Nouméa
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; 166.21611Coordinates: 22°00′59″S 166°12′58″E / 22.01639°S 166.21611°E / -22.01639; 166.21611
Website www.tontouta-aeroport.nc
Map
NOU is located in New Caledonia
NOU
NOU
Location of airport in New Caledonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,250 10,663 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 479,843
Passenger traffic change Increase 0.8%
Source : Aeroport.fr[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 2016, 515 166 passengers used the airport.[2]

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

United States Army Air Forces units based here included:

Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress of the 11th Bomb Group, 43d Bomb Squadron at Tontouta in August 1942

United States Marine Corps units based here included:

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

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

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Auckland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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

External links[edit]

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