Lat 4° 20' 26S Long 152° 22' 47E Tokua Airport is located at Tokua on the eastern end of the Gazelle Peninsula in East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). To the west is Kokopo and further to the northwest is Rabaul. Also known as "New Rabaul Airport".
World War II Pacific Theatre History
During the war, there was no airfield or activity at this location.
Built during 1983
with Japanese government assistance and funds. Built due to fears that a volcanic eruption would disable Rabaul's Lakunai Airfield.
After a severe 1994 volcano eruption that destroyed Rabaul, Tokua Airport became the only one servicing the area. The single runway measures 1,718m x 30m at an elevation of 34'. Airport Codes: ICAO: AYTK and IATA: RAB. Tokua Airport is occasionally closed if volcanic ash blows towards Tokua.
National Airport Corporation (NAC) - Tokua Airport (Kokopo)
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February 13, 2019