Nouméa Magenta Airport

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Nouméa Magenta Airport

l'Aéroport de Nouméa Magenta
Aerial view of Nouméa Magenta Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorDSEAC Nouvelle-Calédonie
LocationNouméa
Elevation AMSL10 m / 33 ft
Coordinates22°15′30″S 166°28′22″E / 22.25833°S 166.47278°E / -22.25833; 166.47278
Map
GEA is located in New Caledonia
GEA
GEA
Location of airport in New Caledonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,250 4,101 Paved
Statistics (2017)
Passengers428,679
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 0,7%
Source : Aeroport.fr,[1] AIP[2]

Nouméa Magenta Airport (French: l'Aéroport de Nouméa Magenta) (IATA: GEA, ICAO: NWWM) is a domestic airport on the main island of New Caledonia. The airport is 3 km (2 mi) east northeast[2] of the centre of Nouméa, the capital, and approximately 50 km (31 mi) from La Tontouta International Airport. In 2017, 428,679 passengers used the airport.

Air Calédonie has its head office on the airport property.[3][4]

History[edit]

  • 1931: First biplane flight on the beach in Magenta, located on the east coast of Nouméa.
  • 1934: Creation of L'Aéro-club Calédonien.
  • 1942: Arrival of the Poppy Force, a US Army division commanded by General Alexander Patch, making New Caledonia one of the main Pacific airbases for the US Army. A military airfield is built along the beach in Magenta by Seabees of Naval Construction Battalion 11 on the site of a former racetrack.
  • 1956: Opening of the airfield to civilian air traffic, two years after the creation of Transpac, the first domestic New Caledonian airline and forerunner of Air Calédonie, which has regular flights between Nouméa, the Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands.
  • 1970s: Construction of the first terminal, with a capacity of 100,000 people.
  • 2001: Completion and opening of the new terminal, increasing capacity to over 300,000 people.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Calédonie Île Art, Île-des-Pins, Koné, Koumac, Lifou, Maré, Ouvéa, Tiga, Touho

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2014" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b NWWM – Nouméa Magenta Airport NWWM. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Renouvellement de Carte Résident Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine." Air Calédonie. Retrieved on 8 October 2009. "Aérodrome de Magenta - BP 212 98845 Nouméa - Nouvelle Calédonie"
  4. ^ "Air Calédonie Contacts[permanent dead link]." Air Calédonie. Retrieved on 2 October 2009.

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