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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
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 32 feet (10 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Pago Pago International Airport (PPG):

  • Pago Pago International Airport had historic significance with the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Tasman Empire Airways Limited, or TEAL, the predecessor to what is now Air New Zealand, offered Douglas DC-6 flights from Nadi to Pago Pago and onwards to Tahiti in 1954 as part of its Coral Route Service.
  • It was also used for inter island air service between Faleolo, Western Samoa and Pago Pago in 1959 by newly formed, Apia-based Polynesian Airlines and short-lived, Pago Pago-based Samoa Airways using ex-military Douglas C-47B-45-DK type aircraft.
  • To facilitate aircraft with large payload requirements and long distance flights, runway 05/23 was expanded in early 2001 from an original runway length of 9,000 feet to the current 10,000 feet.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • A weekly cargo flight from Honolulu, Hawaii is provided by Asia Pacific Airlines
  • Runway 09/27 was the primary commercial runway for aircraft in the 1950s and early 1960s.
  • The site and location of the current airport was originally known as Tafuna Airfield.
  • The closest airport to Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) is Ofu Airport (OFU), which is located 69 miles (112 kilometers) E of PPG.
  • Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports from Pago Pago International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Pago Pago International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
169.33 miles (111.58 km) EOfu Airport (OFU)Ofu, American SamoaView Ofu Airport on a map Set OFU as destination Airport Get more information about Ofu Airport
275.87 miles (122.10 km) WNWFagali'i Airport (FGI)Apia, SamoaView Fagali'i Airport on a map Set FGI as destination Airport Get more information about Fagali'i Airport
379.73 miles (128.31 km) ETau Airport (TAV)Tau, American SamoaView Tau Airport on a map Set TAV as destination Airport Get more information about Tau Airport
485.63 miles (137.80 km) EFitiuta Airport (FTI)Fiti‘uta, American Samoa, United StatesView Fitiuta Airport on a map Set FTI as destination Airport Get more information about Fitiuta Airport
593.00 miles (149.66 km) WNWFaleolo International Airport (APW)Apia, Upolu Island, SamoaView Faleolo International Airport on a map Set APW as destination Airport Get more information about Faleolo International Airport
6110.83 miles (178.36 km) WNWMaota (Salelologa) Airport (MXS)Maota, SamoaView Maota (Salelologa) Airport on a map Set MXS as destination Airport Get more information about Maota (Salelologa) Airport
7139.90 miles (225.14 km) WNWAsau Airport (AAU)Asau, SamoaView Asau Airport on a map Set AAU as destination Airport Get more information about Asau Airport
8335.63 miles (540.14 km) SNiue International Airport (IUE)Alofi, NiueView Niue International Airport on a map Set IUE as destination Airport Get more information about Niue International Airport
9341.03 miles (548.83 km) WSWMata'aho Airport (NFO)Niuafo'ou, TongaView Mata'aho Airport on a map Set NFO as destination Airport Get more information about Mata'aho Airport
10375.61 miles (604.48 km) WWallis Island (WLS)Wallis and Futuna IslandsView Wallis Island on a map Set WLS as destination Airport Get more information about Wallis Island
11449.50 miles (723.40 km) SSWLifuka Island Airport (HPA)Lifuka, Ha'apai, TongaView Lifuka Island Airport on a map Set HPA as destination Airport Get more information about Lifuka Island Airport
12493.14 miles (793.62 km) WAéroport de Futuna - Pointe-Vele Pointe Vele Airport (FUT)Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna IslandsView Aéroport de Futuna - Pointe-Vele Pointe Vele Airport on a map Set FUT as destination Airport Get more information about Aéroport de Futuna - Pointe-Vele Pointe Vele Airport
13562.96 miles (905.99 km) SSWFuaʻamotu International Airport (TBU)Nukuʻalofa, Tongatapu, TongaView Fuaʻamotu International Airport on a map Set TBU as destination Airport Get more information about Fuaʻamotu International Airport
14621.66 miles (1,000.46 km) WSWCicia Airport (ICI)Cicia, FijiView Cicia Airport on a map Set ICI as destination Airport Get more information about Cicia Airport
15680.41 miles (1,095.02 km) WSWLabasa Airport (LBS)Labasa, FijiView Labasa Airport on a map Set LBS as destination Airport Get more information about Labasa Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Pago Pago International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Pago Pago International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,396.26 miles (19,949.79 km) NNEZinder Airport (ZND)Zinder, NigerView Zinder Airport on a map Set ZND as destination Airport Get more information about Zinder Airport
212,280.45 miles (19,763.42 km) ENEMaradi Airport (MFQ)Maradi, NigerView Maradi Airport on a map Set MFQ as destination Airport Get more information about Maradi Airport
312,274.01 miles (19,753.06 km) NNEMallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN)Kano, NigeriaView Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on a map Set KAN as destination Airport Get more information about Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
412,232.03 miles (19,685.50 km) NNEMano Dayak International Airport (AJY)Agadez, NigerView Mano Dayak International Airport on a map Set AJY as destination Airport Get more information about Mano Dayak International Airport
512,193.53 miles (19,623.53 km) NNEZaria Airport (ZAR)Zaria, NigeriaView Zaria Airport on a map Set ZAR as destination Airport Get more information about Zaria Airport
612,163.93 miles (19,575.90 km) ETahoua Airport (THZ)Tahoua, NigerView Tahoua Airport on a map Set THZ as destination Airport Get more information about Tahoua Airport
712,155.50 miles (19,562.33 km) NNEKaduna Airport (KAD)Kaduna, NigeriaView Kaduna Airport on a map Set KAD as destination Airport Get more information about Kaduna Airport
812,132.15 miles (19,524.75 km) WNWMaiduguri International Airport (MIU)Maiduguri, NigeriaView Maiduguri International Airport on a map Set MIU as destination Airport Get more information about Maiduguri International Airport
912,114.91 miles (19,497.00 km) NYakubu Gowon Airport (JOS)Jos, NigeriaView Yakubu Gowon Airport on a map Set JOS as destination Airport Get more information about Yakubu Gowon Airport
1012,099.80 miles (19,472.69 km) NNEArlit Airport (RLT)Arlit, NigerView Arlit Airport on a map Set RLT as destination Airport Get more information about Arlit Airport
1112,067.36 miles (19,420.48 km) WBol-Berim Airport (OTC)Bol, ChadView Bol-Berim Airport on a map Set OTC as destination Airport Get more information about Bol-Berim Airport
1212,064.00 miles (19,415.07 km) NNEMinna Airport (MXJ)Minna, NigeriaView Minna Airport on a map Set MXJ as destination Airport Get more information about Minna Airport
1312,047.32 miles (19,388.24 km) NNENnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV)Abuja, NigeriaView Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on a map Set ABV as destination Airport Get more information about Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
1412,033.78 miles (19,366.45 km) WMao Airport (AMO)Mao, ChadView Mao Airport on a map Set AMO as destination Airport Get more information about Mao Airport
1512,030.34 miles (19,360.90 km) NNWYola Airport (YOL)Yola, NigeriaView Yola Airport on a map Set YOL as destination Airport Get more information about Yola Airport