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 Ngetkib, Airai, Babeldaob Island, Palau
Hub for Palau Pacific 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]), also known as Palau International Airport is the main airport of Palau. It is located near the former capital Koror, just north of Ngetkib, Airai on Babelthuap (Babeldaob) island. The airport is 4 miles (6 km) from Koror and 15 miles (25 km) from Ngerulmud.


The airport covers an area of 480 acres (190 ha) at an elevation of 176 feet (54 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]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Delta Air Lines Tokyo–Narita
Japan Airlines Charter: Tokyo–Narita
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lanmei Airlines Macau, Sihanoukville
Lion Air Charter: Macau, Manado
Pacific Mission Aviation Angaur, Peleliu
Charter: Yap
Palau Pacific Airways Charter: Hong Kong, Taipei–Taoyuan, Macau
United Airlines Guam, Manila, Yap (ends 7 January 2018)[5]


  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. ^

External links[edit]

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