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PPG Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||PPG / NSTU|
|Airport Name:||Pago Pago International Airport|
|Location:||Pago Pago, American Samoa|
|GPS Coordinates:||14°16'45"S by 170°42'2"W|
|Area Served:||Pago Pago|
|Operator/Owner:||American Samoan Government|
|Elevation:||32 feet (10 meters)|
|# of Runways:||2|
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Facts about Pago Pago International Airport (PPG):
- On October 13 and 19, 2009, the world's largest and heaviest aircraft, the Antonov An-225 landed at Pago Pago International Airport to deliver emergency power generation equipment during the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami.
- The furthest airport from Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) is Zinder Airport (ZND), which is nearly antipodal to Pago Pago International Airport (meaning Pago Pago International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Zinder Airport), and is located 12,396 miles (19,950 kilometers) away in Zinder, Niger.
- In conjunction with the airstrip at Tafuna, an emergency Bomber airstrip was also constructed in the village of Leone, known then as Leone Airfield in early 1943.
- Hawaiian Airlines is the only major airline serving Pago Pago International Airport.
- Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) has 2 runways.
- A new Control tower is in the planning and approval stage.
- The original runway alignments were 09/27 x 500 feet ) and 14/32 x 200 feet ) and were constructed of compact coral with capability to handle 65 fighter aircraft and 12 medium to heavy bombers.
- Pago Pago International Airport went through major re-construction in 1963 under the U.S.
- New terminal buildings and tarmac ramp areas were also constructed.
- Because of Pago Pago International Airport's relatively low elevation of 32 feet, planes can take off or land at Pago Pago International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
- The closest airport to Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) is Ofu Airport (OFU), which is located 69 miles (112 kilometers) E of PPG.