Pekoa International airport is the second biggest airport in Vanuatu. However for an international airport it remains quite modest in size and infrastructure. Cargo/baggage handling are predominately done through manual labour.
Airport Location and Contact
Province or District
Santo, Sanma Province
Nearest Town or City
Airport’s Complete Name
Elevation (ft and m)
Managing Company or Airport Authority
Airports Vanuatu Limited
Management Contact Person
Mobile: +678 5547402
Open From (hours)
First scheduled flight
Open To (hours)
Last scheduled flight
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Vanuatu Airport Company Contact List
Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/
1,988 m x 30 m
There is no designated helipad site however helicopters can land on the fixed wing parking space and there is ample grass area surrounding the runway.
Largest Helicopter that can Land
Asphalt or grass
Airport Infrastructure Details
JET A-1 fuel
Single Point Refueling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax Transport to Airfield
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Airport Operating Details
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo
Boeing 737 or C130 military aircraft on load restriction
Elevators / Hi Loaders
Yes / No
Max Capacity (MT)
Yes / No
The Customs and Biosecurity offices are located close to the airport. It is recommended to arrange cargo inspections and clearances in advance of the cargo landing. AWB’s, cargo manifests and sanitary or phytosanitary certificates (where required) must be provided.
For more information on customs in Vanuatu, please see the following link: 1.3 Vanuatu Customs Information
There are no storage facilities available at the airport to manage an emergency response situation. An MSU would need to be erected in the car park or grassed area.
See AVIATION front cover for airport costs.
AVL provides storage for airlines to put in fuel drums. 44 gallon drums of AVGAS, JET A1.
Prior arrangement must be made with the fuel company to order fuel. PPC has reserves for AV only.
Request must be made in advance for any other aircraft at the airport. e.g. C17 must make a request a week in advance of fuel needs
Price per 200 Litre drum
Security issues are low in Vanuatu. The security at the airport is good and includes fenced areas and security guards.