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Honiara International Airport
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Honiara International Airport
(formerly Henderson Field)
IATA: HIR - ICAO: AGGH
Summary
Airport typePublic
Location Guadalcanal
Elevation AMSL 28ft / 9 m
Coordinates 0925'40.8 S 16003'17.24 E
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ftm
06/24 7,2182,200Asphalt
Honiara International Airport (IATA: HIR, ICAO: AGGH), formerly known as Henderson Field, is an airport located on Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Islands.
It is the only international airport in the Solomon Islands and is located eight kilometers from the capital Honiara.

Control of the airstrip was the focus of months of fighting in the Guadalcanal campaign during World War II.

Henderson Field was named for Marine Major Lofton Henderson, commanding officer of VMSB-241 who was killed in action at the Battle of Midway while leading his squadron into action against the Japanese carrier forces thereby becoming the first Marine aviator to perish during the battle.

Airlines and destinations
Air Niugini (Port Moresby, Nadi)
Air Pacific (Port Vila, Nadi)
Our Airline (Brisbane, Nauru)
Pacific Blue Airlines (Brisbane) [begins December 2, 2008]
SkyAirWorld (Brisbane) [charter]
Solomon Airlines (Arona, Atoifi, Auki, Bellona, Brisbane, Espiritu Santo, Fera, Gatokae, Gizo, Kirakira, Kagau, Marau Island, Munda, Sege, Suavanao)

For more information about Honiara International Airport see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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