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Monrovia Spriggs Payne Airport



Coordinates: 06°17′21″N 10°45′31″W / 6.28917°N 10.75861°W / 6.28917; -10.75861

Spriggs Payne Airport
IATA: MLW – ICAO: GLMR
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Monrovia, Liberia
Elevation AMSL 25 ft / 8 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

The Exterior of the main terminal at Spriggs Payne Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, taken from the parking area. The main entrance is at the center of the photograph under the green porte-cochere. The Elysian Airlines ticket office is at the far right.

James Spriggs Payne Airport (IATA: MLW, ICAO: GLMR) is an airport located three miles from downtown Monrovia, the capital of the Republic of Liberia in West Africa. The airfield is located within the busy and thickly-settled Sinkor section of the metropolitan area, and is therefore convenient to the entire central city. Whereas Roberts International Airport is the primary aviation facility for the city and indeed the entire country, Spriggs-Payne has the only other paved runway in Liberia and only other international commercial flights into and out of Liberia.

History

Since early 1991, Spriggs-Payne, formerly a domestic airport, has handled limited international flights for Liberia. As of February 2010, the only scheduled commercial services are operated by Cameroon-based Elysian Airlines. However, this single carrier has established a significant operation, with weekly services to Freetown, Sierra Leone; Conakry, Guinea, and Banjul, the Gambia with connections to onward destinations such as Lagos, Nigeria and Douala, Cameroon. Elysian also connects the airport to several domestic destinations, with a weekly round-trip to Harper, and occasional stops in Greenville.

The airport facility consists of a collection of small, single-story buildings. The terminal itself has a passenger x-ray screening area at the entrance, a waiting room with satellite televisions, and a small bar. The airport is also equipped with immigration facilities to handle international arrivals. Elysian Airlines operates a ticket office outside the terminal building, and the United Nations occupies several operational offices facing the airside tarmac. In fact, Spriggs-Payne primary activity consists UN helicopter and aircraft operations.

The airport is named after James Spriggs Payne who was president of the Republic of Liberia in 1868-70 and again in 1876-78.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 10 June 1978, Vickers Viscount 9G-AGL of West African Air Cargo was damaged beyond economic repair when the undercarriage collapsed on landin.


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General Info
Country Liberia
ICAO ID GLMR
Time UTC 0
Latitude 6.289061
06° 17' 20.62" N
Longitude -10.758722
010° 45' 31.40" W
Elevation 25 feet
8 meters
Magnetic Variation 008° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
SPRIGGS TWR
Opr 0800-1600Z.
118.7
ROBERTS APP 124.5


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 6000 x 100 feet
1829 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB SM MONROVIA SPRIGGS PAYNE - 315 2.7 NM 223.5


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)


Remarks
CAUTION Arpt clsd for maint, NOTAMN A0038/02
FUEL (NC-100LL,A1)
LGT VASI rwy 23 GP 2.6 .
MISC All unsked flt must pay cash for enroute fees prior to dep.
OPR HOURS Opr 0700Z-15 min after SS O/R.
RSTD 1 day PPR.



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