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Jacksons International Airport
IATA: POM – ICAO: AYPY

Jacksons
International Airport
Jacksons
International Airport (Papua New Guinea)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Papua New Guinea
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Papua New Guinea
Location Port Moresby
Hub for
  • Air Niugini
  • Airlines PNG
Elevation AMSL 124 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 09°26′36″S 147°13′12″E / 9.44333°S 147.22°E / -9.44333; 147.22Coordinates: 09°26′36″S 147°13′12″E / 9.44333°S 147.22°E / -9.44333; 147.22
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14L/32R 9,022 2,750 Asphalt
14R/32L* 6,797 2,072 Asphalt
*Runway Closed

Jacksons International Airport (IATA: POM, ICAO: AYPY), also known as Port Moresby Airport, it is located 5 miles (8 kilometres) outside Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea. It is the largest and busiest airport in Papua New Guinea and is the main hub for Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, as well as the main hub for Airlines PNG.

Services

Air Niugini has an extensive domestic network throughout Papua New Guinea, using Bombadier Dash 8 turbo-prop aircraft (36 and 50 seat capacity) as well as the Fokker 100 jet aircraft (97 seat capacity). It also uses the Fokker 100 on some international services to Cairns in Australia as well as to Honiara in Solomon Islands and Nadi in Fiji. A Boeing 767-300, a Boeing 757-200 and an Embraer 190 operate the airline's other international destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Brisbane.

Cathay Pacific also used to operate flights to Auckland, New Zealand via Port Moresby, but these were terminated, as were Continental Micronesia's jet services from Guam.

Terminals

Jacksons International Airport consists of two terminals: The Domestic Terminal housing Air Niugini and Airlines PNG, and the International Terminal servicing all other airlines. The International Terminal features four aircraft parking bays, two of which are equipped with aerobridges. The two terminals are linked by a covered walkway.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Airlines PNG Alotau, Daru, Fane, Itokama, Kerema, Kokoda, Lae, Losuia, Misima Island, Moro, Ononge, Popondetta, Tapini, Tufi, Wanigela, Woitape Domestic
Airlines PNG Cairns International
Air Niugini Alotau, Buka, Daru, Goroka, Hoskins, Kavieng, Kerema, Kiunga, Kundiawa, Lae, Lihir Island, Madang, Manus Island (Lorengau), Mendi, Mount Hagen, Popondetta, Rabaul, Tabubil, Tari, Vanimo, Wapenamanda, Wewak Domestic
Air Niugini Brisbane, Cairns, Honiara, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nadi, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita International
Merpati Nusantara Airlines Merauke International
Qantas operated by QantasLink Cairns International
Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue Brisbane International

History

The pre-World War II Port Moresby Airport became one of the primary airfields used by the Allied forces during the New Guinea campaign (1942–1945), and was part of a multiple-airfield complex in the Port Moresby area, It was renamed Jackson Airfield Australian ace pilot John Jackson, leader of RAAF Squadron 75, who was killed in a dogfight against Japanese planes over Port Moresby on April 28, 1942.

It based the first fighters that flew in defense of Port Moresby, the No. 75 Squadron RAAF which flew P-40 Warhawks the airfield from March–May 1942 destroying over 60 Japanese aircraft in air-to-air combat and strafing attacks for a loss of 24 aircraft and 12 pilots.

When American forces arrived in April 1942, the airfield was further developed and expanded. It was also known as "7-Mile Airdrome", revetments were constructed to protect parked aircraft and defenses. Also, a network of taxiways was build between Jackson and the adjacent Wards Airfield (5-Mile Airdrome) which made it possible to taxi between the two airfields.

Jacksons Airfield was primarily a command and control facility, housing the headquarters of many groups, with their operational squadrons deployed in the forward areas, although it was used for some operational squadrons.

With the end of the war, the USAAF withdrew from the airfield in 1945, however it was used as a major disposal point for excess Allied aircraft, and for years disposed B-17s, P-47s, B-25s, P-38s, A-20Gs and even s few P-40s could be found in various states of decay in the area.

Major USAAF units assigned

Incidents and accidents

  • On 11 August 2009, Airlines PNG Flight 4684, flying from Jacksons International Airport, crashed into a mountain whilst attempting a go around at Kokoda Airport, Papua New Guinea. All 11 passengers and 2 crew died in the accident.


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General Info
Country Papua New Guinea
ICAO ID AYPY
Time UTC+10
Latitude -9.443383
09° 26' 36.18" S
Longitude 147.220050
147° 13' 12.18" E
Elevation 146 feet
45 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 006° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name JACKSON
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
JACKSONS TWR
Opr 1900-0900Z OT 48 hrs PN rqr.
118.1
319.1
JACKSONS GND
Opr 1900-0900Z OT 48 hr PN
121.7
ATIS 117.0
128.0
JACKSONS APP
Opr 1900-0900Z
125.8
319.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14R/32L 6777 x 148 feet
2066 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 020FCYU NO
14L/32R 9022 x 148 feet
2750 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 070FCXU YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME PY PORT MORESBY 117X 117 At Field -
NDB PY PORT MORESBY - 368 1.3 NM 318.4


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL Avbl 1700-0900Z. A1 (Shell Aviation fone C44-20-7934-8220, OT C44-787-644-5564 Call out fee) (NC-100LL)



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