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Norfolk Island Airport

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Norfolk Island History and Facts in Brief

Norfolk Island Airport
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Norfolk Island Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Norfolk Island
Elevation AMSL 371 ft / 113 m
Coordinates 29°02'30?S 167°56'20?E / -29.04167, 167.93889
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 4,708 1,435 Asphalt
11/29 6,398 1,950 Asphalt

Norfolk Island Airport is the only airport on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia.

The airstrip was built during World War II as a defensive measure to counter feared Japanese operations in the South Pacific.
As Norfolk Island did not have enough flat ground, several bulldozers were used to knock the tops off of several hills, and fill in the valleys between them.
Steel mesh was then used to make a solid surface.
Initially used for bomber patrols and for a transport service to Bougainville Island, the airfield was never used as a major base and became a stopover for aircraft traveling between Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force left the airfield in July 1946.
At the airfield was a air-sea rescue unit, a servicing section and a radar unit installation at Mount Bates.

Airlines and destinations
Air New Zealand (Auckland)
Norfolk Air (Brisbane, Gold Coast [begins October 2008], Hamilton, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney)

External links

For more information about Norfolk Island Airport see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Island_Airport) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, September 2008.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
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