Roman Tmetuchl International Airport

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Roman Tmetuchl International Airport
Palau International Airport 1.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Republic of Palau
Location Airai, Babelthuap Island, Palau
Hub for Palau Airways
Elevation AMSL 176 ft / 54 m
Coordinates 07°22′02″N 134°32′39″E / 7.36722°N 134.54417°E / 7.36722; 134.54417Coordinates: 07°22′02″N 134°32′39″E / 7.36722°N 134.54417°E / 7.36722; 134.54417
ROR is located in Palau
Location of the Airport in Palau
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,200 2,195 Asphalt/Concrete

Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (IATA: RORICAO: PTROFAA LID: ROR[1]) is the main airport of Palau. It is located near the former capital Koror, just north of Airai on Babelthuap (Babeldaob) island. The airport is 6 miles (4 km) from Koror and 15 miles (25 km) from Melekeok.

A resolution adopted by the Senate of Palau in May 2006 renamed Palau International Airport as the Roman Tmetuchl International Airport, in honor of late local politician and businessman Roman Tmetuchl.[4] It is also known as Babelthuap/Koror Airport[1] or Airai Airport.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 480 acres (190 ha) at an elevation of 176 feet (45 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with an asphalt and concrete surface measuring 7,200 by 150 feet (2,194 x 45 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 13, 2004, the airport had 1,142 aircraft operations, an average of 95 per month: 78% scheduled commercial, 10% air taxi, 8% general aviation and 4% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan
Delta Air Lines Tokyo-Narita
Japan Airlines Charter: Tokyo-Narita[5]
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
Lion Air Charter: Macau[6]
Mega Maldives Charter: Macau[7]
Pacific Mission Aviation Angaur, Peleliu[8]
Charter: Yap
Palau Pacific Airways Charter: Hong Kong, Taipei-Taoyuan[9]
TransAsia Airways Taipei-Taoyuan
United Airlines Guam, Manila, Yap


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for ROR – Babelthuap/Koror (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2 Jul 2009.
  2. ^ Airport information for PTRO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for ROR at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Ngiraiwet, Florencia (2007-11-02), Senate Joint Resolution Status Table (PDF), Senate of Palau, retrieved 2008-02-25 
  5. ^ "JAL Adds Palau Charter in Sep 2015". 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lion Air (Indonesia) commenced Palau – Macau Charter Service". 20 Apr 2016. Retrieved 20 Apr 2016. 
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