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Airport Overview

RMI’s only public international airport, MAJ is located in the South-East part of the Majuro atoll. It is served by international carrier United Airlines, and Nauru Airlines regional carrier and Air Marshall Islands, the national commuter airline. Cargo is received from United Airlines as well as Asia Pacific Airlines, a cargo carrier. General aviation and private jets occasionally bring passengers to MAJ.

Current airport facilities include a terminal building, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) facility, Air Marshall Islands Hangar and fuel delivery system.

The 7,530 square foot terminal was built in 1975 and features a main lobby for both departing and arriving passengers where ticketing, security, shops, car rental and a restaurant are all located.

Featured Projects Recently Completed or Ongoing

In RMIPA’s management of the International Airport and the two main commercial Port facilities on Majuro Atoll, infrastructure development and facility maintenance are key responsibilities. RMIPA is an active participant in the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) administered by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which focuses on capital improvement projects relating to airport safety and security. Airport improvement projects were identified in RMIPA’s Airport Master Plan (AMP) and Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP).

Featured projects recently completed or ongoing include:

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Marshall Islands

Province or District

Majuro

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Majuro 7Km

Airport’s Complete Name

Amata Kabua international Airport

Latitude

N07°03.90′

Longitude

E171°16.32′

Elevation (ft and m)

1.5m

IATA Code

MAJ

ICAO Code

PKMJ

Managing Company or Airport Authority

RMI Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Thomas Maddison

Open From (hours)

Daylight Hours

Open To (hours)

Daylight Hours

Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Works closely with the Federal Aviation Administration to meet all regulatory requirements. Directorate of Civil Aviation – Ministry of Transportation & Communication Phone: 692-247-3889 Fax: 692-247-7615 Email: civilair@ntamar.net

Marshall Island Port Authority

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority (RMIPA) is responsible for the operations and maintenance of Amata Kabua/Marshall Islands International Airport (MAJ), located in the capitol of Majuro.

Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority

Operates at the airport coordinating incoming and outgoing freight.

Phone: 692-625-3221 Fax: 692-625-3711 Email: pmgmi@ntamar.net Hours: MWF – 1PM to 8PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat – 8AM to 1PM; Sun - Closed

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Majuro airport upgrade came as a result of the FAA outline that it would no longer certify the airport for international flights if certain conditions were not met. This resulted in improvements that included but were not limited to; lengthening the runway and putting in place emergency service capabilities.

Performance for 2009

 

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

3744

280

10

Total Passengers

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

None

  

Majuro Airport only sends and receives freight through passenger aircraft and has no dedicated air freight service. All goods and passenger baggage is loaded onto the plane by hand with the use of and elevator belt platform. A 2.5MT forklift is available. No HiLo exists therefore limiting the ability to side unload aircraft however rear unload military planes with forklift is possible.

There is no immediate plan to upgrade the load/unload equipment hence the freight capacity will remain as the status quo.

Runways

The Runway was lengthened between 2010 -2016 to meet international standards

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

7,897ft

Orientation

Runway: 7-25,

Surface

Sealed

Weight Capacity

Single wheel: 120.0

Double wheel: 171.0

Double tandem: 290.0

Helicopter Pad(s)

In 2017 the development of private Helicopter pad/hanger area for use for contracted helicopters to Tuna fishing vessel has been undertaken and construction continues. There are no specific identified helipads although there is an area used by helicopters. This area also contains a hanger for servicing for Tuna Fishing Vessel Helicopters

Helipad #1

Present

Area of use

Width and Length (m)

50x50 Tarmac

100m x 50m Grassed

Surface

Tarmac

Grassed Helo pad areaConstruction of Helicopter Maintenance Hanger

Airport Infrastructure Details

Equipment at Majuro Airport is basic and includes.

Passenger ramp, baggage loading belt, Forklift and tractor for baggage trailers. There are no pushback tugs.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

No

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

No

Pax Transport to Airfield

Walk

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

No

Latrine Servicing

No

Weather Facilities

No

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

PKMJ

Catering Services

No

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

-

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

No Bulk cargo facilities available/Forklift Only

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

C130/ Globemaster using Forklift

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

7876

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

No

Max Capacity (MT)

Max Height

(m)

Loading Ramps

Baggage

Customs Guidance

Marshall Islands Customs maintains an office at the Airport providing all customs necessities. The predominant activity at the airport is passenger arrival and departure. While there are restrictions on the import of certain items included prohibited substances and firearm the latter can be imported with the correct documentation. Customs inspection on passenger aircraft is almost no existent with little or no inspection being undertake during passenger arrival.  Shipping Agents expecting incoming goods will meet the incoming aircraft and will clear these items. All goods for import require customs declarations from the sender.

Storage Facilities

There are no covered storage facilities at the airport apart from the baggage area.

During an emergency the airport may be used as a transit point with the construction of an MSU near the heliport hanger and hard stand allowing transfer of goods from aircraft.

Potential MSU site

N 70403.13

E1711646.66

 

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

http://rmipa.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Revised-Airport-Tariffs_June-01-2011.pdf

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

 

0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

TBC

TBC

TBC

Landing USD - $

2.25

2.5

2.5

Night Landing USD - $

As above plus

Runway and Taxi Light usage USD 45 per usage

As above plus

Runway and Taxi Light usage USD 45 per usage

As above plus

Runway and Taxi Light usage USD 45 per usage

Night Take-Off USD - $

As above plus

Runway and Taxi Light usage USD 45 per usage

As above plus

Runway and Taxi Light usage USD 45 per usage

As above plus

Runway and Taxi Light usage USD 45 per usage

Parking

6.00

6.00

6.00

Handling Charges

225/flight

225/flight

225/flight

Fuel Service Charges

 

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

0.8

Avgas

1.00

Cargo Terminal Charges

There is no specific cargo terminal as all cargo come via passenger aircraft and is unloaded by hand

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Handling Charge

$0.22

Break Bulk Fee

Unknown

Diplomatic Mail

Unknown

Strong Room – per consignment

NA

Cold Storage Fee

NA

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

NA

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

Unknown

Storage per Day

Unknown

Export

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

$0.22

International Air Waybill

Unknown

Local Air Waybill

Unknown

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

Unknown

Air Way Bill Documentation

Unknown

Diplomatic Mail

Unknown

Storage Charges per Day

Unknown

Air Bridge Charges

Not Applicable. 

Security

Security into the airport precinct requires photo ID and purpose of entry with name of person visiting. The airport id fully fenced and entry to the apron area is by way of guarded gates on the lagoon side.

Emergency Services

Emergency services have been recently upgrades and consist of 2 fire fighting tankers. The recent construction of emergency services operations centre and tankers was part of a necessary upgrade for the airport to be FAA certified which it has completed. Annual large emergency crash simulations are conducted involving Majuro Medical and fire services local and government organisations.

New emergency services Operations Centre

New Firefighting tankers

 

 

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