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Pohnpei International Airport (IATA: PNI, ICAO: PTPN) is an airport located on Pohnpei Island (formerly Ponape), the main island of Pohnpei State. It is close to the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Pohnpei International Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationPohnpei
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates06°59′06″N 158°12′32″E / 6.98500°N 158.20889°E / 6.98500; 158.20889
Map
PNI is located in Federated States of Micronesia
PNI
PNI
Location of airport in Federated States of Micronesia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 6,001 1,829 Asphalt

The extension of the Pohnpei International Airport began in 2009, and it was anticipated that it would be completed in 2011. The Japanese Government has agreed to provide about US $29 million for the entire project. The project includes extending the runway by 228m and improving the terminal facilities and apron.[1][2] Enhancements will help prevent problems such as when a Boeing 727 cargo jet overran the runway and the airport had to be closed for 6 days in May 2008.[3]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Like many islands within the region, commercial air service is rather limited due to small population and tourist traffic. The only current scheduled passenger services for Pohnpei are the United Airlines (formerly Continental Micronesia) Island Hopper flights operated with Boeing 737-800 jetliners between Guam and Honolulu (three times weekly in each direction), the Guam-Chuuk-Pohnpei flights, a flight to Port Moresby on Air Niugini and some extra flights on Nauru Airlines. Also Caroline Islands Air provides charter flights around the region.

AirlinesDestinations
Air Niugini Chuuk, Port Moresby[4]
Caroline Islands AirCharter: Chuuk, Enewetak, Kapingamarangi, Kosrae, Mwoakilloa, Nukuoro, Pingelap, Sapwuahfik, Ta, Woleai, Yap
Nauru Airlines Chuuk,[5] Majuro,[6] Nauru, Tarawa
United Airlines Chuuk, Guam, Honolulu, Kosrae, Kwajalein, Majuro

In addition to passenger services, Asia Pacific Airlines transports cargo (including U.S. mail) to and from Pohnpei.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2010-07-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.cdnn.info/news/travel/t080521.html[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Air Niugini plans Micronesia service from Dec 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nauru Airlines Expands Micronesia Island Hopper Service to Chuuk from late-Nov 2015". Routesonline.
  6. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nauru Airlines Launches New Micronesia Island Hopper from mid-June 2015". Routesonline.
  7. ^ "Asia Pacific Airlines - Flight Schedule". www.flyapa.com.