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    Airai Airport (Babelthuap Airfield, Palau International Airport) Airai State | Babelthuap Palau
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Jeff Konn 1990

Location
Lat 7° 22' 2N 134° 32' 39E  Airai Airport is located near Airai (A Irai, Irria, Airrai) in Airai State on the the southern end of Babelthuap Island (Babeldaob). During the Pacific War, also known as "Babelthuap Airfield" or Babelthuap Island Airfield" or "Arai Airfield".

Construction
During the middle of 1944, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) built a single runway at this location.

Today
Still in use today. Known as Palau International Airport. Also known as Airai Airport. The single runway is oriented 27/09 and measures 7,200' x 150' surfaced with asphalt, classified as a small airport. Airport codes ICAO: PTRO IATA: ROR.

During May 2006, renamed Roman Tmetuchl International Airport in honor of local local politician and businessman Roman Tmetuch. Also still known by the prior airport names.

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February 4, 2018

 

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