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    Tokua Airport (New Rabaul Airport) East New Britain Province PNG
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Location
Lat 4° 20' 26S Long 152° 22' 47E  Tokua Airport is located at Tokua to the east of Kokopo, southeast of Rabaul.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
During the war, there was no airfield or activity at this location.

Construction
Built during 1983 with Japanese government assistance and funds. Built due to fears that a volcanic eruption would disable Rabaul's Lakunai Airfield.

Today
After a severe 1994 volcano eruption that destroyed Rabaul town, Tokua "New Rabaul Airport" became the only one servicing the Rabaul area. The 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.

References
National Airport Corporation (NAC) - Tokua Airport (Kokopo)

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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