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Rabaul Airport
Tokua Airport
IATA: RAB – ICAO: AYTK

Rabaul (Tokua)
Location of airport in Papua New Guinea
Summary
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 (Rabaul Airport (new))
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,643 1,720 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Rabaul Airport, also called Tokua Airport, (IATA: RAB, ICAO: 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)
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)).

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

Facilities

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 × 28 m).

Airlines and destinations

  • Air Niugini (Buka, Hoskins, Kavieng, Port Moresby)


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General Info
Country Papua New Guinea
ICAO ID AYTK
Time UTC+10
Latitude -4.340456
04° 20' 25.64" S
Longitude 152.379667
152° 22' 46.80" E
Elevation 32 feet
10 meters
Magnetic Variation 006° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group New Britain I
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS


Communications
TWR 118.2
MTAF 120.9
LAE RDO 127.1
5565
8861
11393


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 5643 x 92 feet
1720 x 28 meters
ASPHALT 020FCYT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TOK TOKUA 083X 113.6 1.1 NM 282.5
NDB TOK TOKUA - 227 1.1 NM 285.7


Remarks
CAUTION Active volcanoes wi 15 NM of afld. Animal, Bird, pedestrain and vechicle haz. Slope 0.82 dwn to W
FUEL Avbl 2000-0800Z dly. (NC-100LL, A1).
LGT PCL 124.7Mhz, PAPI MEHT 44'.
RSTD Rgt circuits Rwy 28.



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