Micronesia, Federated States of
Micronesia, Federated States of - 2.2.3 Yap International Airport

Airport Overview

Yap International Airport is at the southern end of the Yap Islands, also called Wa'ab, a group of four continental islands connected by a single reef. The airport receives regular commercial flights from Guam and Palau. Pacific Missionary Aviation makes periodic trips to Palau and the outer island airfields of Ulithi , Fais & Woleai. (Woleai Airfield is currently scheduled for runway rehabilitation repairs. It is often temporarily closed due to standing rainwater after a rainfall).

Yap 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 Yap 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 can be used on a general daily basis

The terminal building is currently under renovation to improve the baggage handling and departure lounge.

Airport Location and Contact


Federated States of Micronesia

Province or District

Yap State

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Kolonia 5 Km

Airport’s Complete Name

Yap International Airport (T-11)





Elevation (ft and m)






Managing Company or Airport Authority

Department of Transport and Public works

Management Contact Person

Dominic Brug

Open From (hours)

Monday - Friday              0600                        

Saturday                         on call

Sunday                           on call

Security on-duty                  24 hrs / 7 days

ARFF on-duty or on-call     24 hrs / 7 days

Open To (hours)

Monday – Friday                    2200hrs

Airport Picture


    • Terminal Building
      • Customs
      • Immigration
      • United Airlines Office
    • Emergency Services
    • Fuel Depot
    • Hard Stand
    • (Potential) MSU Site
    • Pacific Missionary Aviation (PMA) hangar

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Yap Airport is operated by the Department Public Works & Transportation. Airport operations are run directly by airport administration.

Ground handling for passenger aircraft is handled by United Airlines.

Pacific Missionary Aviation (PMA) and Caroline Islands Air (currently out of service) operate out of Yap airport.

Fuel services to the airport are handled by FSM Petroleum Company who have a fuel depot located on the eastern side of the terminal.

PMA also provide fuel service to commuter aircrafts (JET A1 and AVGAS) located on the western side of the terminal.

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 Yap 1 times per month and 2 flights beginning November (following pandemic close down). The flight route also acts as the FSM domestic flight route from and to Weno Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Guam for connecting flights to Yap. United airlines use a Boeing 737-800 but arrival passenger traffic maybe as little as 10-20/day. PMA services the Yap outer island and weekly flight to Palau.

CIA was tasked to fly from Yap to Palau since United Airlines withdrew its service on this route however it is not currently in service pending arrival of a new aircraft.

Performance for 2022


Per Year

Per Month Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

250 20 <1

Total Passengers

7,200 600 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 scheduled on Thursdays with one APA cargo flight per week as with the other states.

Inbound general freight weights are usually on average 8,000kg including postal mail averaging 500kg per flight. There is however no storage space available at the airport other than the PMA warehouse with limited use, however a warehouse of 500m2 of floor space is scheduled to be built.

CTSI Logistics have one FMC-Cargo loader stationed at the airport and operated by Micronesian Forwarder. This equipment is for loading and off-loading LD-7 size pallets and larger containers.

There are now two projects underway at the airport, Evault and Runway Rehabilitation Projects scheduled to be complete within 24months time. There are also US Military plans to extend the runway to 10,000ft. and include aircraft hangers and support facilities


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 #7

Runway Dimensions

1,831 x 46 m


071 magnetic, 072 true


asphalt/grooved, in good condition

Runway #25

Runway Dimensions

6900 x 150 ft. / 1,831 x 46 m


251 magnetic, 252 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 consist of a single main terminal and hanger for PMA to the west of the terminal. Handling Equipment is well maintained including ramps elevators and fuel supply equipment. Emergency equipment is well maintained, used and inspected daily.



JET A-1 fuel





No- only provided by individual private users

Terminal Building


Single Point Refueling

No, tankers only

Passenger Terminal


Air Starter Units


Cargo terminal


Ground Power (mobile)


Pax Transport to Airfield


Ground Handling Services


Control Tower

No. Honolulu Control Facility Centre

Latrine Servicing


Weather Facilities

No. Need to 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

No. Honolulu Control Facility Centre 

Parking Ramp Lighting


Airport Radar

No. 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

757-200F / C130 /C17

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)


Storage Area (m3 and MT)

No warehouse storage area. External storage only on side of hard stand

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders


Max Capacity (MT)


Max Height (m)


Loading Ramps

1 FMC cargo loader (operator UA ops.) 6,800kg capacity

Other Comments

Elevated conveyor belt available

Customs Guidance

 As will 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 prioritized in an emergency provided correct documentation is complete.

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

Storage Facilities

There are no storage facilities available for general cargo. Temporary storage may be available at PMA hanger pending their agreement.

There is a potential MSU site identified by the DCO that would be available in case of emergency. This site is located to the eastern side of the Apron.


Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

Yap Airport is operated by the Sates Department of Transport and Public works and is responsible for all aircraft charges.


Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)


0 - 2,800

2,800 - over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

NA $1/400Kg certified maximum gross take-off weight

Landing USD - $

$1/400Kg certified maximum

gross take off weight

$1/400Kg certified maximum

gross take off weight

Night Landing USD - $

$1/400Kg certified maximum

gross take off weight

$1/400Kg certified maximum

gross take off weight

Night Take-Off USD - $

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take off weight

$0.85/400Kg certified

maximum gross take off weight

Apron Parking



Parkin $5.00/24hours $1.00/400Kg/24hours

Handling Charges



Fuel Services Charges

All fuel is provided via Vital / FSM Petroleum Company and is supplied via a single ground port from a small bunker/tank at the airport. Recent airport improvements did not include an upgrade to the single point ground refueling and it is expected that a tanker service will provide for direct refueling in the future.

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

  Price per Litre USD - $
Jet A-1 145
Avgas Avgas is bought in by Isotainers by PMA

FSM Petroleum fuel depot

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. United also 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.

Air-bridge Charges

There are no air bridges used in Yap.


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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