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Airport Overview

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

Country

Vanuatu

Province or District

Santo, Sanma Province

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Luganville

Airport’s Complete Name

Pekoa Airport

Latitude

-15.505007

Longitude

167.135428

Elevation (ft and m)

43m

IATA Code

SON

ICAO Code

NVSS

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Airports Vanuatu Limited

Management Contact Person

gmops@airports.vu

Tel: +67825111

Mobile: +678 5547402

Open From (hours)

First scheduled flight

Open To (hours)

Last scheduled flight

Airport Picture

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/


Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

1,988 m x 30 m

Surface

Asphalt

 

Helicopter Pad(s)

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.

Helipad

Present

Yes

Largest Helicopter that can Land

No limit

Surface

Asphalt or grass


Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

N/a

De-icing Equipment

N/a

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

 

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes


Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Boeing 737 or C130 military aircraft on load restriction

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes / No

Max Capacity (MT)

Max Height

(m)

Loading Ramps

Yes / No


Customs Guidance

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

Storage Facilities

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.

Airfield Costs

See AVIATION front cover for airport costs.

Fuel Services

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

Jet A-1

40,070vt/ 200L

Avgas

48,455vt/ 200L


Security

Security issues are low in Vanuatu. The security at the airport is good and includes fenced areas and security guards.