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Airport Overview

The Penrhyn runway was built during World War 2 as part of the allied military initiative along with Aitutaki and Tonga to create an alternative Eastern war time supply route from Hawaii through to Australia and New Zealand. The airstrip stretches along a narrow motu (islet) next to the village of Omoka. Penrhyn has an NDB (non directional beacon) which is operated on request.(O/R)

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Cook Islands

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Omoka

Latitude

09°00’22”S

Longitude

158°02’11”W

Elevation (ft and m)


IATA Code

PYE

ICAO Code

NCPY

Runway

Runway

Runway Dimensions

2212m x 30m

Runway Orientation

14/32

Runway Surface


Runway Condition


The compacted coral runway was originally nearly 3000 metres long but has since been shortened.

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

No

Runway Lighting

No

Refueling Capacity

No

Ground Handling Services

Yes (arranged through Air Rarotonga)

Air Traffic Control

n/a

Fire Fighting Equipment

No

Weather Information

Yes

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes (but limited)

Navigation Aids

Yes

Perimeter Fencing

No

Windsock

Yes