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Tahiti Faaa Airport

Faa'a International Airport
Aéroport International Tahiti Faa'a
Airport type Public
Operator SETIL - Aéroports
Serves Tahiti, French Polynesia
Location Papeete
Hub for Air Tahiti
Air Tahiti Nui
Elevation AMSL 5 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 17°33′24″S 149°36′41″W / 17.55667°S 149.61139°W / -17.55667; -149.61139 (Faa'a International Airport)Coordinates: 17°33′24″S 149°36′41″W / 17.55667°S 149.61139°W / -17.55667; -149.61139 (Faa'a International Airport)
Website www.tahiti-aeroport.pf
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,420 11,220 Bitumen
Sources: French AIP

Faa'a International Airport or Tahiti Faa'a International Airport (French: Aéroport International Tahiti Faa'a) (IATA: PPT, ICAO: NTAA) is located in the commune (municipality) of Faa'a, on the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, 5 km (3.1 mi) west southwest from the town center of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. It is the only airport in French Polynesia serving international flights.

Because of limited level terrain, rather than leveling large stretches of sloping agricultural land, the airport is built primarily on reclaimed land on the coral reef just off-shore. The airport, operated by Setil Aéroports, has a single 3,420 m (11,220 ft) runway, large and sound enough to accommodate all commercial and military aircraft.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aircalin Nouméa
Air France Los Angeles
Air Moorea Moorea
Air New Zealand Auckland
Air Tahiti Ahe, Atuona, Arutua, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Gambier, Hao, Huahine, Kaukura, Manihi, Maupiti, Makemo, Moorea, Matavia, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Rarotonga, Rimatara, Rurutu, Raivavae, Tikehau, Takapoto, Takaroa, Tubuai, Ua Huka, Ua Pou
Air Tahiti Nui Auckland, Los Angeles, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sydney [seasonal], Tokyo-Narita
Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu
LAN Airlines Hanga Roa, Santiago de Chile


Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340 at the airport
Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340 at the airport
  • On 13 July 1973, Pan Am Flight 816, a Boeing 707, crashed into the sea just after take-off. 72 of the 73 on board were killed.
  • On 12 September 1993, Air France flight 72, a 747-428, ran off the runway on landing, running into the reef at the end of the tarmac. The nose of the 747 was submerged in the water. There were no fatalities.
  • On 24 December 2000, Hawaiian Airlines flight 481, a DC-10-10, overshot the runway landing and slid off the tarmac during a bad storm. There was one minor injury and no fatalities.

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General Info
Country French Polynesia
Time UTC-10
Latitude -17.553750
17° 33' 13.50" S
Longitude -149.607236
149° 36' 26.05" W
Elevation 5 feet
2 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 012° E (01/06)
Island Group Society I
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 118.1
GND 121.9
ATIS 128.8
APP 118.1
Communications Remarks  
TWR ATS C (689)86-1150 or (689)86-1151.

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 11360 x 148 feet
3463 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TAF TAHITI FAAA 076X 112.9 At Field -
NDB MO MOOREA - 377.5 9.9 NM 102.6

Fuel 115/145 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (PURPLE)

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)
Oil O-123, 1065,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type III)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)

O-132, 1005, Jet Engine Oil (MIL L 6081)

O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)

O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

CAUTION BASH. Partial absence of Rwy shoulder NW thld of Rwy 22. Canal parl to left of Rwy 22 to parking area.
FUEL SOMSTAT BP 60 Faa'a C (689)80-3235 or (689)86-3425 (100, A1).
LGT PAPI Rwy 04 MEHT 75'; Rwy 22 MEHT 80'. Rwy edge lgt on ldg are yellow last 1969'.
OIL O-123-128-132-133-148
RSTD Loop twy at Rwy 22 clsd.
TFC PAT Rwy 22 rgt hand tfc.

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