Aéroport de Moorea
Moorea Temae Airport
View on approach to Moorea Airport
|Serves||Moorea, French Polynesia|
|Elevation AMSL||16 ft / 5 m|
Moorea Airport (French: Aéroport de Moorea) (IATA: MOZ, ICAO: NTTM) is an airport serving the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. It is also known as Temae Airport or Moorea Temae Airport for its location near the village of Temae in northeastern Moorea. The airport is located 7.5 km (4.0 NM) northeast of Afareitu, the island's main village. It is also 15 km (8.1 NM) west of the island of Tahiti. The airport opened on October 6, 1967.
- 27 March 1967: Construction of the runway at Moorea‑Temae.
- 6 October 1967: Opening of the Temae airfield.
- 1977: The Moorea-Temae aerodrome is transferred to the SETIL - Société d'Équipement de Tahiti et des Iles (Equipment Company of Tahiti and the Islands).
- 1982: Construction of the existing terminal and adding additional parking spaces.
- 1987: Lengthening the runway to accommodate ATR 42.
- 1990: Construction of a new control tower.
- 2003: Work and upgrading to accommodate ATR 72.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Tahiti||Bora Bora, Huahine-Fare, Papeete, Raiatea,|
The Moorea Tour Bus comes to the airport to pick up or drop off people. The bus is yellow and green.
Accidents and Incidents
- On August 9, 2007, Air Moorea Flight 1121 crashed shortly after taking off from Temae Airport. The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter was bound for Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport. The report found that the crash was caused by the failure of the pitch control cables following the retraction of the flaps after take-off, which causes significant torque on that aircraft and thus additional pressure on the cables. The failure was caused by significant wear due to the lack of special maintenance and inspections for the stainless-steel cables (which are more subject to wear than their carbon steel counterparts), and exacerbated by the jet-blast of an A340 while the aircraft was parked. Another contributory cause for the crash were found to be the lack of pilot training for loss of pitch control. All 19 passengers and the sole crew member died. Amongst those 19 passengers were two European Union officials.
Annual statistics for Moorea Airport:
|Aircraft movements||23,794||23 602||18,975||16,092||14,360|
- NTTM – Moorea Temae. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 30 March 2017.
- (French) Aérodrome de Melun Villaroche (LFPM) at Union des Aéroports Français
- Airport information for NTTM from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for MOZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- La SETIL Aéroports exploitant des aéroports: Tahiit Faa'a, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Huahine, Moorea
- "Statistiques annuelles: Aéroport de Moorea" (in French). Union des Aéroports Français. Retrieved 21 March 2010.