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Tongareva Airport is an airport on Penrhyn Island in the Cook Islands.

Tongareva Airport
Summary
LocationPenrhyn Island, Cook Islands
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 3 m
Coordinates09°00′24″S 158°02′12″W / 9.00667°S 158.03667°W / -9.00667; -158.03667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7,530 2,295

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HistoryEdit

During World War II, Tongareva was of strategic importance. In 1942, 1,000 U.S. servicemen began constructing a 10,000 ft airstrip on the motu of Moananui. The airstrip was used by the American military until 1946. The island was not directly attacked, but was used for transport of men and materials.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air Rarotonga Aitutaki, Manihiki, Rarotonga

The Air Rarotonga connection to Rarotonga is operated weekly.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Circle Mapper". Retrieved 28 July 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 09°00′24″S 158°02′12″W / 9.00667°S 158.03667°W / -9.00667; -158.03667