Coordinates: 8°30′18″S 151°04′48″E / 8.5051°S 151.0800°E / -8.5051; 151.0800

Losuia Airport is an airport in Losuia, on the island of Kiriwina, Papua New Guinea.[1][2]

Losuia Airport
Summary
LocationLosuia, on the island of Kiriwina, Papua New Guinea
Opened1943
Elevation AMSL21 ft / 6 m

HistoryEdit

Kiriwina Airfield was a coral surfaced 6,000 feet (1,800 m) long x 150 feet (46 m) wide single runway, built by US Army Engineers with assistance from combat troops shortly after occupying the island on 30 June 1943 during World War II. A C-47 was the first aircraft to land at the airfield on 2 August 1943. US Navy Seabees from the 60th Naval Construction Battalion expanded the airfield constructing a 7,000 feet (2,100 m) taxiway, 25 fighter hardstands, a 5,300 feet (1,600 m) taxiway and 16 bomber hardstands.[3] Also known as South Drome, upon completion of North Drome on the northern part of Kiriwina.

Allied Units based at Kiriwina AirfieldEdit

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Airlines PNG Alotau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for AYKA at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Accident history for LSA at Aviation Safety Network
  3. ^ Building the Navy's Bases in World War II History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps 1940-1946. US Government Printing Office. 1947. p. 291.