São Tomé International Airport

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São Tomé International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional de São Tomé
Sao Tome Airport 1 (15627228594).jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesSão Tomé, São Tomé Island, São Tomé and Príncipe
Elevation AMSL33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates00°22′41″N 006°42′44″E / 0.37806°N 6.71222°E / 0.37806; 6.71222
TMS is located in São Tomé and Príncipe
Location of airport in São Tomé and Príncipe
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,220 7,283 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

São Tomé International Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional de São Tomé) (IATA: TMS, ICAO: FPST) is a minor international airport located on São Tomé Island, 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the city of São Tomé.[3] It is the main airport serving São Tomé and Príncipe.


The airport is at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,220 by 45 metres (7,283 ft × 148 ft).[1]


During the 1967-70 secession war from Nigeria (Nigerian Civil War), the airport served as the major base of operations for the Biafran airlift. The airlift was an international humanitarian relief effort (the largest civilian airlift to date) that transported food and medicine to eastern Nigeria. It is estimated to have saved more than a million lives.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Africa's Connection STP Port Harcourt, Príncipe[5]
Afrijet Libreville
CEIBA IntercontinentalLibreville, Malabo[6]
STP AirwaysLisbon
TAAG Angola AirlinesLuanda,[7] Sal[8]
TAP Air PortugalAccra, Lisbon


See source Wikidata query and sources.

Incidents and accidents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Airport information for FPST from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for TMS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Destinos em São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé)". TAP Portugal.[dead link]
  4. ^ Biafra Relief Heroes: remembering--in the words of those who were there..., Voice of Biafra International. Retrieved 2013-11-24
  5. ^ "Vols réguliers entre Sao Tome et Principe". Africa's Connection - Aviation d'affaires.
  6. ^ "Sao Tome and Principe Flights Schedule". www.saotomeislands.com.
  7. ^ Cleartrip Booking
  8. ^ "TAAG Angola resumes Ilha do Sal service from April 2019". Routesonline.
  9. ^ "7502 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  10. ^ Accident description for D2-FAF at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 7 July 2011.
  11. ^ "UR-CKC Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 29 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to São Tomé International Airport at Wikimedia Commons