Kavieng Airport is a minor and public airport located in Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. It is located a kilometre away from the town centre, and stands at an elevation of 7 feet. The airport was first built by the Japanese as a military airbase in 1942, and was converted to civilian use after the war. It now has a modern though small terminal facility and one asphalt runway measuring 5,592 feet. It is officially an 'international' airport. However, it is yet to be used for regular commercial international flights.
Where to go
Los Negros Island – the historical war zone and island of Los Negros is the third largest of the Admiralty Islands. It is a significant part of Papua New Guinea, mainly because it contains the main airport of Manus Province on its eastern coastline at Momote. It is also connected to Lorengau, the capital of the province, on Manus Island via highway and bridge across the Lonui passage. Los Negros was previously a Japanese base during the Second World War, and was heavily assaulted by the Allied forces. After its capture by the Allies, Los Negros was developed over the spring and summer of 1944 as an important sea and air base that was used by the Allies until 1945. The development here included the creation of an advanced naval vase, and an extended airfield to accommodate heavy aircraft built at Mokerang Plantation.
Rabaul – Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Rabaul was the provincial capital and most important settlement in the province until it was destroyed in 1994 by falling ash of a volcanic eruption. Until today, the many volcanoes in Rabaul remains a concern – and although beaches are plenty here, the volcanoes keep visitors away, somehow.
There are no short-haul flights from the Kavieng Airport. Travellers who are looking for these types of flights should head out to the bigger international airports in the country, such as the Jacksons International Airport. The Jacksons International Airport, located in Port Moresby, is the biggest and busiest airport in PNG.
Long-haul flights are currently not available from the Kavieng Airport. Travellers who are looking for these types of flights may go to Port Moresby and check the biggest international airport in Papua New Guinea, which is the Jacksons International Airport. The Jacksons International Airport, also known as the Port Moresby Airport, is the hub for Air Niugini and Airlines PNG, with flights going to Australia, Asia, and others. Should there be no long hauls, travellers may then fly out of the country and check flight connection options.
How to get out
The Kavieng Airport is a public airport located in Kavieng, New Ireland. It is served by Air Niugini, with flights going to Lorengau, Port Moresby, and Rabaul.
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