Rabaul Airport

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Rabaul Airport
Tokua Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Rabaul, Papua-New Guinea
Elevation AMSL 32 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 04°20′25″S 152°22′46″E / 4.34028°S 152.37944°E / -4.34028; 152.37944
RAB is located in Papua New Guinea
Location of airport in Papua New Guinea
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,643 1,720 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Rabaul Airport, also called Tokua Airport, (IATA: RABICAO: AYTK) is an airport serving Kokopo and Rabaul, the current and former capitals of East New Britain Province on New Britain island in Papua New Guinea.

Old Rabaul Airport (17 Feb 1988)

Prior to the 1994 volcanic eruption that destroyed the town of Rabaul, the airport was located at the foot of Tavurvur volcano, near Matupit island. The airport was destroyed by the eruption, and subsequently the new airport was built and opened at Tokua, on the opposite side of the Rabaul caldera. The former airport was located at 04°13′S 152°11′E / 4.217°S 152.183°E / -4.217; 152.183 (Rabaul Airport (old)).[3]

A volcano eruption closed the airport for a day in 2006.[4]


The airport resides at an elevation of 32 feet (10 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,643 by 92 feet (1,720 m × 28 m).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Niugini Buka, Cairns, Hoskins, Kavieng, Kieta, Lihir Island, Port Moresby
Airlines PNG Hoskins
Hevilift Charter: Kavieng
Travel Air Hoskins, Lae, Port Moresby


  1. ^ a b Airport information for AYTK from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for RAB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Airport information for AYRB at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Rabaul's airport reopens after eruption". ABC News. October 11, 2006. 

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