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La Tontouta International Airport

Tontouta International Airport
Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta

ICAO: NWWW

NOU is located in New Caledonia
NOU
NOU
Location of airport in New Caledonia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Location Païta, New Caledonia
Elevation AMSL 52 ft / 16 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 10,663 3,250 Asphalt

La Tontouta International Airport or Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport (ICAO: NWWW) is the main international airport on New Caledonia. The airport is in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Nouméa, the nearest large city. In 2006, 415,813 passengers used the airport.[1]

History

World War II

USAAF units based here included:

Boeing B-17E #41-2426 of 11th Bomb Group, 43d Bomb Squadron at Tontouta in August 1942

USMC units based here included:

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

Airlines Destinations
Air New Zealand Auckland
Air Vanuatu Port Vila
Aircalin Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nadi, Osaka-Kansai, Papeete, Port Vila, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita, Wallis Island
Qantas Brisbane, Sydney

Cargo

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Auckland

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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