Nauru International Airport

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Nauru International Airport
Reikoariata Republik Naoero
View of Nauru airport.jpg
Aerial view of the main runway
Airport type Public
Serves Nauru
Location Yaren District
Hub for Nauru Airlines
Elevation AMSL 7 m / 22 ft
Coordinates 00°32′50.85″S 166°55′08.76″E / 0.5474583°S 166.9191000°E / -0.5474583; 166.9191000Coordinates: 00°32′50.85″S 166°55′08.76″E / 0.5474583°S 166.9191000°E / -0.5474583; 166.9191000
INU/ANYN is located in Nauru
Location in Nauru
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,150 7,054 Asphalt

Nauru International Airport (IATA: INU, ICAO: ANYN) (Nauruan: Reikoariata Republik Naoero) is the sole airport in the Republic of Nauru. Nauru International Airport currently serves 8 international destinations, with Nauru's national Airline, Nauru Airlines.


The airstrip was built during the Japanese occupation of Nauru using forced labour and began operation in January 1943. After World War II, it was converted to a civilian airport.

Location, designation and future[edit]

The airport is located in the Yaren district, just north of many of the government buildings, including the Parliament House, police station, and the secondary school. The airport was estimated to have cost 12 million United States dollars and has been up for sale for 10 million USD since 1996, when the government ran out of money. The money would be used to pay the nation's debt, which stands at $11 million 124% of GDP.

The airport also holds the head office of Nauru Airlines.[1]

Also located at the airport are the Republic of Nauru Civil Aviation Authority (Nauruan: Yamidara Reikoariata Republik Naoero), tasked with airport security and operational management; the Directorate of Immigration (Nauruan: Iruwayamidara), tasked with control of incoming and outgoing passengers, and the Nauru Customs Service (Nauruan: Customsyamidara).

International airlines[edit]

Nauru International Airport serves as the main hub of the national carrier, Nauru Airlines, formerly known as Air Nauru. Flights by the above named carrier originate in Brisbane, Australia. Flights are also available from Nauru to Majuro, Nadi, and Tarawa.

In 2005, the only Boeing 737-400 of the near-bankrupt airline Air Nauru was seized by creditors in Australia. This briefly left the island without any air service until the company chartered a Fokker 100 from Alliance Airlines.

On September 2006, Air Nauru has resumed operations under the new name, Our Airline, with a Boeing 737-300 consuming nearly 30% of the nation's GDP. Two Boeing 737-300 were bought later respectively in 2008 and 2013 to serve Nauru. Our Airline changed its name to its current name Nauru Airlines in August 2014.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Nauru AirlinesBrisbane, Chuuk,[2] Honiara, Kosrae, Majuro, Nadi, Pohnpei, Tarawa


Pacific Air Express Brisbane


  1. ^ "Contact Us." ]. Retrieved on March 26, 2018. "Head Office Nauru International Airport PO Box 40 Republic of Nauru"
  2. ^ "Nauru Airlines Expands Micronesia Island Hopper Service to Chuuk from late-Nov 2015". 4 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 

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