Micronesia, Federated States of
Micronesia, Federated States of - 2.2.2 Chuuk International Airport

Airport Overview

Chuuk International Airport (TKK) is located on Weno Island in the middle of Chuuk Lagoon. The airport receives regular commercial flights from Guam and Honolulu (via Pohnpei). Caroline Islands Air makes periodic flights the outer island airfields of Houk (Pulusuk), Ta (Mortlock Islands), and Onoun.(This service is currently suspended awaiting delivery of a new aircraft) 

Chuuk International airport falls under the National Department of Transport Communications and Infrastructure Civil Aviation Division who are responsible for regulation compliance and policy for all FSM airport and airfield operations 

As such the Chuuk airport complies with FFA standards and regulations in its operation The airport has a passenger terminal with customs immigration and quarantine services. The terminal itself has no freight storage facilities that are used on a general daily basis 

Airport Location and Contact


Federated States of Micronesia

Province or District

Chuuk State

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Weno 1 Km

Airport’s Complete Name

Chuuk International Airport 





Elevation (ft and m)






Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Transport and Public works

Management Contact Person

Jerry F Irons

Tel. 691 3302351

Email: i-guard@hotmail.com

Open From (hours)

Monday to Saturday 07:30

Sunday 12:00


Open To (hours)

Monday to Friday 16:30

Saturday               12:00

Sunday                  04:30

Airport Picture

Chuuk International Airport

  • Terminal Building
    • Customs
    • Immigration
    • Dept Transport and Public Works
    • Airport Manager
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel Depot
  • Hard Stand
  • MSU Site
  • Security Gate

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Chuuk Airport is Operated by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPA) located adjacent to the Airport Terminal. Airport operations are run directly by DTPA with several contracted services being provided by private companies. Ground handling for passenger aircraft is handled by United Airlines  

Fuel services to the airport are handled by FSM Petroleum Company located adjacent to the airport

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Micronesia Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

International passenger flights are mainly by way of United Airlines who service Chuuk four times per week The flight route also acts as a domestic flight route from and to Kosrae, Pohnpei and Guam for connecting flights to Yap. United airlines use a Boeing 737-800. Arrival passenger traffic maybe as little as 10-20/day.

Performance for 2022


Per Year

Per Month Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

250 20 <1

Total Passengers

7200 600 30

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)


Current Activity of the Airport (MT)


Current Use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)


The airports cargo carrying capacity is minimal. Incoming freight movements are currently two APA cargo flights per week and goods are usually less than that carried on a single pallet. There is a serviceable forklift that is available for unloading. Freight movement capacity will only be restricted by this. There is however no storage at the airport other than existing hangers.

There are no known measures planned to make further improvements to the airport.


Runways and hardstand are in good condition. All surfaces are asphalt and daily inspections are undertaken. There are no apparent issues which could affect future use. 

Runway #4

Runway Dimensions

 1,831 x 46 m


041 magnetic, 046 true


asphalt/grooved, in good condition

Runway #22

Runway Dimensions

1831 x 46 m


221 magnetic, 226 true


asphalt/grooved, in good condition

Helicopter Pad(s)

There are no dedicated helicopter pads, and any arrivals are required to use the hard stand area in front of the terminal.

Airport Infrastructure Details

The airport consists of a single main terminal and small ground handling shed. Handling equipment is well maintained including ramps elevators and fuel supply equipment. Emergency equipment is well maintained and inspected daily.



JET A-1 fuel





No. Provided by individual private users

Terminal Building


Single Point Refueling


Passenger Terminal


Air Starter Units


Cargo terminal


Ground Power (mobile)


Pax Transport to Airfield


Ground Handling Services


Control Tower


Honolulu control facility centre

Latrine Servicing


Weather Facilities


Contact Airport Manager

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)


ARFF On-Duty or On-Call                      

24 hrs / 7 days

Catering Services


De-icing Equipment


Base Operating Room


Parking Ramp Lighting


Airport Radar


Honolulu control facility centre

Approach & Runway Lights










Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo


Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

C130 /C17

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

8400 m²

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

No Warehouse storage area. External storage only on side of hardstand

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders


Max Capacity (MT)


Max Height (m)


Loading Ramps


Other Comments

Forklift and elevated conveyor belt available

Customs Guidance

 As with all states in the FSM Customs is nationally controlled and regulated through the Department of Finance and Tax Administration. DFTA Customs officers are based in each state capital and attend the airport upon the arrival of each aircraft. Attendance at the airport is dependent on the schedule otherwise customs is located at their field offices between 8am-5pm Monday to Friday

Standard shipment documentation is required to clear customs and is processed at the airport at state level. For tax and duty exemption the procedure is to obtain the exemption letter for humanitarian goods through DECEM and the Dept of Transport and Infrastructure in Palikir and for such an exemption letter to be provided with the clearance documentation at the port level ideally prior to the arrival of the shipment. 

Clearance time for consignment is 24-48 hours and humanitarian goods will be prioritised in an emergency provided correct documentation is complete.

For more information on customs in FSM, please see the following link: 1.3 Micronesia Customs Information 

Storage Facilities

Storage facilities available at the airport are minimal and comprise 2 containers adjacent to the security gate. The storage containers are inside the airport security perimeter

While this would need to be confirmed, a potential MSU site may be available in case of emergency. This site is located to the eastern side of the apron.


Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

Chuuk Airport is operated by the State Dept of Transport and public works who is responsible for all aircraft charges,


At the time of writing detailed information was not available. Information below is based on Pohnpei costs and fees


Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)


0 - 2,800

2,800 - over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $


Landing USD - $

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Runway lights fee $50.00

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Runway lights fee $50.00

Night Landing USD - $

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Runway lights fee $50.00

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Runway lights fee $50.00

Night Take-Off USD - $

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Runway lights fee $50.00

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Runway lights fee $50.00


 $15.00/24 hours

$25.00/400Kg/24 hours

Apron Parking

$1/400Kg/hr certified

maximum gross take-off weight

$1/400Kg/hr certified

maximum gross take-off weight

Handling Charges



Fuel Services Charges

All fuel is provided via Vital / FSM Petroleum Company and is supplied via a single ground port. Recent airport improvements did not include an upgrade to the single point ground refuelling, and it is expected that a tanker service will be provided for direct refuelling.

All charges as is the service are applied directly by FSM PC at the time of refuelling. Any new customers without an account will be required to prearrange any fuel supplies 48hrs in advance.

  Price per Litre USD - $
Jet A-1 1.63
Avgas N/A

Cargo Terminal Charges

There is no regular general freight handling provider. United Airlines as the main carrier have dedicated ground crew for loading and loading passenger aircraft. CTSI Logistics provide ground services to APA the twice weekly air freight service providing mail and parcel freight.

It was indicated by DECEM that in the event if a state of emergency fees and charges would be waived for humanitarian aircraft. Cargo Terminal charges for Chuuk airport were not available at the time of writing.

Air-bridge Charges

There are no air bridges used in Chuuk.


 The security of the airport falls under the responsibility of the Department of Transport Communications and Infrastructure. As part of meeting FAA compliance for airport operations security is structured and effective.

The airport is fully fenced, and access can only be gained with photo ID through a security gate. Non airport staff are escorted by security

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