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Vava'u International Airport
Lupepau'u Airport
IATA: VAV – ICAO: NFTV
Summary
Location Vava'u, Tonga
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 18°35′07.21″S 173°57′42.18″W / 18.5853361°S 173.9617167°W / -18.5853361; -173.9617167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5593 1705 Bitumen
Source: World Aero Data [1]

Vavaʻu International Airport (also known as Lupepauʻu International Airport) is an airport in Vavaʻu, Tonga (IATA: VAV, ICAO: NFTV).

Airport in Vava’u is the base from where flights to and from Vava’u operate. Popularly known as Vava’u International Airport it is a small but an important airport in the country. There are various airlines which operate from Vava’u airport. Airport in Vava’u is served by both international and domestic flights.

Vava’u International Airport is a significant airport in Vava’u, Tonga. Domestic and international airlines operate from here. The smallest commercial aircraft flying out of Vava’u International Airport is an EMB. The aircraft has 15 seats. Over 462 passengers can travel out of Vava’u every week. There are 1 airlines operating out of Vava’u. The longest flight from Vava’u International Airport is 234 miles.

The Airlines serving Vava’u International Airport are Air Fiji and Jubba Airways. Some Air Fiji popular flights are flights from Vava’u to Nuku’Alofa. Air Fiji has 5 daily flights from Vava’u to Nuku’Alofa, for a total of 77 seats daily. Air Fiji also has 1 daily flight from Vava’u to Nadi, for a total of 50 seats daily.

Some Jubba Airways popular flights are flights from Vava’u to Nuku’Alofa. Jubba Airways has 2 daily flights from Vava’u to Nuku’Alofa, for a total of 58 seats daily. Jubba Airways also has 2 daily flights from Vava’u to Ha’apai, for a total of 35 seats daily.

Peau Vava’u an airline based in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga operates domestic services from Vava’u. Tourists can avail Peau Vava’u airline to get in and out of Vava’u from any of the other regional airports of Tonga.

It is important to confirm the flying schedule Tongan inter-island flights. This should be done not only a day before but also a few hours before the flight departure. Flights schedules in Tonga change without notice. And flights flying from airport in Vava’u are no exception to this rule. Sometimes the flights leave earlier than the scheduled time.

Passengers need to be at the airport one hour before departure time. An individual cannot carry a luggage of more than 10 kilograms. This however is relaxed for international travelers. Those who have more than this allowance are charged for the excess.



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General Info
Country Tonga
ICAO ID NFTV
Time UTC+13
Latitude -18.585336
18° 35' 07.21" S
Longitude -173.961717
173° 57' 42.18" W
Elevation 236 feet
72 meters
Magnetic Variation 012° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group VAVAU I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
FLT SVC
HS and O/R thru NADI 24 hr PN.
3226
5832
8995
FLT SVC
HS
118.1
Communications Remarks  
AFIS ATS Fone/Fax C (676)70-288.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 5593 x 98 feet
1705 x 30 meters
BITUMINOUS, TAR OR ASPHALT MIXED IN PLACE, OILED. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB TV VAVAU - 400 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
CAUTION Transitional sides surfaces are infringed by palm trees.
FUEL (NC-A1) PN rqr Shell Co fone C (676)23-366 or C (676)71-278.
LGT Rwy PAPI 3.5 TCH 47'.
MISC Mand bcst zone in a 25 NM rad of the ARP from sfc-3500'. 10 min max rpt interval.
OPR HOURS HS Mon-Sat.



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