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La Tontouta International Airport

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La Tontouta International Airport
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Tontouta International Airport
Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta

Airport type Public
Operator New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Location Nouméa
Elevation AMSL 52ft / 16 m
Coordinates 22°00'59?S, 166°12'58?E / -22.01639, 166.21611
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 10,663 3,250 Asphalt

La Tontouta International Airport or Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport (French: Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta) (IATA: NOU, ICAO: NWWW) is the main international airport on New Caledonia, serving the city of Nouméa.
The airport is located in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km northwest of Nouméa.
In 2006, 415,813 passengers used the airport.

Airlines and destinations
Passenger airlines
Aircalin (Auckland, Brisbane, Nadi, Osaka-Kansai, Papeete, Port Vila, Seoul-Incheon [begins June 22], Sydney, Tokyo-Narita, Wallis)
Air New Zealand (Auckland)
Air Vanuatu (Port Vila)
Qantas (Brisbane, Sydney)
NB: Air Caledonie International (Aircalin) flights to Osaka and Tokyo are code-shared with Air France, and connect with Air France services to Paris.

Cargo airlines
Mirage Transit
Nouméa Transit

Fixed base operator: Tontouta Air Service (TAS)
Aircraft maintenance services: TAS (Tontouta Air Service)
Air Calédonie International
Immigration Police
Airport Police
Civil aviation service

Airport facilities
Open: 24 hours
Terminals: Passenger Terminal, Cargo Terminal, five aircraft stands.
Fire Category 7
Navigational Aids: Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): Category A
Aircraft size max: Boeing 747-400
Instrument Landing System (ILS): Category I
Lighting: Runway Edge Lights - High Intensity Runway Lights (HIRL)

Passenger facilities
The airport has an annual capacity of 2,000,000 passengers which are accommodated in 13 check-in desks and five gates.
There are 320 short term parking spaces and 120 long term parking spaces.

There is:
Airport hotel
Post office
Bank, bureau de change and auto exchange machine
Dining: restaurants, cafeterias and bars
VIP lounge
Shopping: duty-free shop, newsagent/ tobacconist and gift shop
Travel agent
Six car rental companies (Avis, Budget, Hertz, ACINQ, Thrifty and Nouméa Technic Auto)
Two taxi service companies
Baby/parent room

Disabled Access/Facilities
10 disabled parking facilities
Elevators and ramps
Disabled access toilets

Cargo Facilities
Cargo facilities include:
Bonded warehouse
Aircraft maintenance
Mechanical handling
Refrigerated storage
Deep freeze storage
Fresh meat inspection
Health officials
X-ray equipment
Fumigation equipment

For more information about La_Tontouta_International_Airport see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Tontouta_International_Airport) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, July 2008.
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