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Niuatoputapu Airport (IATA: NTT, ICAO: NFTP), also known as Mata'aho Airport, is an airport in Niuatoputapu, Tonga. The airfield is an unsealed coral strip.[2]

Niuatoputapu Airport

Mata'aho Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment
OperatorMinistry of Civil Aviation[1]
LocationHihifo, Niuatoputapu, Tonga
Coordinates15°58′36″S 173°47′30″W / 15.97667°S 173.79167°W / -15.97667; -173.79167Coordinates: 15°58′36″S 173°47′30″W / 15.97667°S 173.79167°W / -15.97667; -173.79167
Websitewww.tongaairports.com
Map
NFTP is located in Tonga
NFTP
NFTP
Location of airport in Tonga
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4,000 1,219 unsealed coral strip

Damage to the airport from the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami caused it to be temporarily closed following the disaster.[3] This disabled the rest of the country from providing aid to the Niuatoputapu residents as mud and debris on the runway made it unsuitable for any aircraft to land.

A small cinder block building acts as terminal and airport office. Fuel drums are located next to the terminal.

Connections to other parts of the island are made by taxi.[2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Real Tonga Nukuʻalofa, Vava'u[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home - Tonga Airports Limited". Tonga Airports Limited.
  2. ^ a b c "Mata'aho Airport - Niuatoputapu - Tonga Airports Limited".
  3. ^ "Seven confirmed dead from tsunami in Tonga". Associated Press. Radio New Zealand International. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-09-30.