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Marshall Islands Intl Airport

Marshall Islands International Airport
Amata Kabua International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator RMI Ports Authority
Serves Majuro
Location Majuro
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 07°03′53″N 171°16′19″E / 7.06472°N 171.27194°E / 7.06472; 171.27194Coordinates: 07°03′53″N 171°16′19″E / 7.06472°N 171.27194°E / 7.06472; 171.27194
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 7,897 2,407 Asphalt

Marshall Islands International Airport (IATA: MAJ, ICAO: PKMJ, FAA LID: MAJ), also known as Amata Kabua International Airport, is an airport located in Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The airport was built sometime after World War II (1943) and replaced an earlier coral-surfaced airstrip at Dalop Island (eastern end of Majuro Island) built by the occupying Japanese (and their prisoners) in 1942.,

A series of single floor structures (small hangers) makeup the airport terminal. No physical structures existed at the airport prior to the 1970s. The current terminal structure and modern runway/apron were built in 1971. Passengers from flights arriving at the airport use stairs to exit aircraft and walk to the terminal.

The airport is capable of handling all propeller driven aircraft, turboprop, business jets and small to mid size jet aircraft (e.g., Boeing 737, Boeing 727), but it can handle Boeing 767.

The Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority (RMI Port Authority) replaced the Marshall Islands Airports Authority in managing the airport in 2003 under RMI Port Authority Act.

Airport improvements

Sea walls have been added to prevent the sea from reclaiming the infill used to create the airport.

Beginning in 2007, airport improvement projects have replaced the runway surfaces. The apron was rebuilt to better handle aircraft and the runway repaved with new markings. Upgrades to the airport were completed in 2009.

Two new airport fire tenders from the FAA were added to existing 3 tender fleet as part of the airport improvement projects in 2007.


Airlines Destinations
Air Marshall Islands Airok, Aur, Ebon, Enejit, Jaluit, Jeh, Kaben, Kili, Kwajalein, Majkin, Maloelap, Mejit, Mili, Namdrik, Utirik, Wotje
Continental Airlines operated by Continental Micronesia Chuuk, Guam, Honolulu, Kosrae, Kwajalein, Pohnpei

Japan Airlines also operates occasional chartered flights to Majuro for scuba tours.

Ground transportation

Taxis and shuttle bus provide ground transportation to and from the airport to other areas of the island.

The main and only road on Majuro Island provides access to the airport.


No accidents have been reported at the airport and only two incidents involving aircraft originating from the airport:

  • March 11, 2001 - Express One Boeing 727 lands short of the runway at Pohnpei Airport. Aircraft originated from Marshall Island International Airport.
  • December 2, 1994 - Trans Island Air Britten-Norman BN-2B-2 Islander crash lands 320 km from Majuro. The aircraft had taken off from Marshall Island International Airport. There were no fatalities

Source:Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport profile

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General Info
Country Marshall Islands, Rep.of
Time UTC+12
Latitude 7.064758
07° 03' 53.13" N
Longitude 171.272022
171° 16' 19.28" E
Elevation 6 feet
2 meters
Magnetic Variation 008° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Island Group Dalap I
International Clearance Status Landing Rights Airport

CTAF 123.6
Communications Remarks  
RDO (2182 5205x USB emerg only.)

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 7897 x 150 feet
2407 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB-DME MAJ MAJURO 114X 316 At Field -

Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

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

FUEL Tran acft must make prior arng with Mobil Oil Guam. After sender has confirmed fuel delivery, must give 24 hr PN to Arpt Superintendent and IMG Office Majuro, Marshall I. If ETA is btn 0400Z Fri to 2200Z Mon, 48 hr PN must be given to Arpt Superintendent. Msg will incl name of sender, type of acft, acft ident Nr, ETA, purpose of ldg (such as ferry flt), Nr of crew, PAX, and citizenship, and that sender has obtained fuel delivery confirmation fr Mobil Oil Guam incl quantityand type of fuel. Incl RON in msg if applicable. (NC-115, A1+)
LGT VASI Rwy 07-25 GS 2.7 . ACTIVATE-MIRL and VASI Rwy 07-25-CTAF.
MISC Rwy handles all types of acft. Arpt Superintendent avbl 1930-0430Z Mon-Fri. Rwy grooved. 200' twr lctd 6.5 NM NE, obst lgtd.
RSTD PPR for ldg fr Arpt Mgr 24 hr PN. Due to pwr limitations ngt ldg are discouraged. Ngt ldg perms rqr advance apv by Arpt Superintendent and/or by the Dist Administrator, Marshall I.

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