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SON Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SON / NVSS
Airport Name: Santo-Pekoa International Airport
Location: Luganville, Vanuatu
GPS Coordinates: 15°30'20"S by 167°13'17"E
Operator/Owner: Airports Vanuatu Limited
Elevation: 184 feet (56 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON):

  • Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Santo-Pekoa International Airport's relatively low elevation of 184 feet, planes can take off or land at Santo-Pekoa 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.
  • Luganville Airfield was used as a civilian airstrip until the early 1970s, however as it was on higher ground it was often clouded in and so it was decided to move all operations to the former Pekoa Airfield/Bomber Field No.2 which became Santo-Pekoa International Airport.
  • The closest airport to Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON) is Norsup Airport (NUS), which is located 41 miles (67 kilometers) SSE of SON.
  • The Thirteenth Air Force was based at Pekoa from 13 January 1943 until 20 January 1944 when it moved to Carney Airfield on Guadalcanal.
  • The furthest airport from Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON) is Ouro Sogui Airport (MAX), which is nearly antipodal to Santo-Pekoa International Airport (meaning Santo-Pekoa International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ouro Sogui Airport), and is located 12,400 miles (19,956 kilometers) away in Matam, Senegal.

Map of Nearest Airports from Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
141.40 miles (66.63 km) SSENorsup Airport (NUS)Norsup, Malakula island, VanuatuView Norsup Airport on a map Set NUS as destination Airport Get more information about Norsup Airport
251.55 miles (82.96 km) ENELongana Airport (LOD)Longana, Ambae Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Longana Airport on a map Set LOD as destination Airport Get more information about Longana Airport
362.03 miles (99.82 km) ESara Airport (SSR)Sara, VanuatuView Sara Airport on a map Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport
467.22 miles (108.19 km) ENEMaewo-Naone Airport (MWF)Maewo, VanuatuView Maewo-Naone Airport on a map Set MWF as destination Airport Get more information about Maewo-Naone Airport
567.94 miles (109.34 km) ESELonorore Airport (LNE)Lonorore, Pentecost Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Lonorore Airport on a map Set LNE as destination Airport Get more information about Lonorore Airport
670.24 miles (113.05 km) SECraig Cove Airport (CCV)Craig Cove, Ambrym Island, Malampa, VanuatuView Craig Cove Airport on a map Set CCV as destination Airport Get more information about Craig Cove Airport
776.29 miles (122.78 km) SSEMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport
892.27 miles (148.49 km) NNEGaua Airport (ZGU)Gaua, Torba, VanuatuView Gaua Airport on a map Set ZGU as destination Airport Get more information about Gaua Airport
997.10 miles (156.27 km) SELamen Bay Airport (LNB)Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Shéfa Province, VanuatuView Lamen Bay Airport on a map Set LNB as destination Airport Get more information about Lamen Bay Airport
10116.22 miles (187.04 km) NVanua Lava Airport (SLH)Sola, Vanua Lava, Torba Province, VanuatuView Vanua Lava Airport on a map Set SLH as destination Airport Get more information about Vanua Lava Airport
11130.17 miles (209.49 km) SETongoa Airport (TGH)Tongoa, Shefa Province, VanuatuView Tongoa Airport on a map Set TGH as destination Airport Get more information about Tongoa Airport
12131.28 miles (211.28 km) NNEMota Lava Airport (MTV)Mota Lava, VanuatuView Mota Lava Airport on a map Set MTV as destination Airport Get more information about Mota Lava Airport
13132.34 miles (212.99 km) SESiwo Airport (EAE)Sangafa, Emae, Shéfa, VanuatuView Siwo Airport on a map Set EAE as destination Airport Get more information about Siwo Airport
14168.09 miles (270.51 km) SSEBauerfield International Airport (VLI)Port Vila, VanuatuView Bauerfield International Airport on a map Set VLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bauerfield International Airport
15254.27 miles (409.21 km) SSEDillon's Bay Airport (DLY)Dillon's Bay, Erromango, Taféa, VanuatuView Dillon's Bay Airport on a map Set DLY as destination Airport Get more information about Dillon's Bay Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,400.07 miles (19,955.93 km) EOuro Sogui Airport (MAX)Matam, SenegalView Ouro Sogui Airport on a map Set MAX as destination Airport Get more information about Ouro Sogui Airport
212,392.55 miles (19,943.82 km) WNWSélibaby Airport (SEY)Sélibaby, MauritaniaView Sélibaby Airport on a map Set SEY as destination Airport Get more information about Sélibaby Airport
312,386.81 miles (19,934.59 km) NNWBakel Airport (BXE)Bakel, SenegalView Bakel Airport on a map Set BXE as destination Airport Get more information about Bakel Airport
412,370.56 miles (19,908.44 km) NEKaédi Airport (KED)Kaédi, MauritaniaView Kaédi Airport on a map Set KED as destination Airport Get more information about Kaédi Airport
512,320.94 miles (19,828.58 km) NWKayes Airport (KYS)Kayes, MaliView Kayes Airport on a map Set KYS as destination Airport Get more information about Kayes Airport
612,318.84 miles (19,825.20 km) NWKiffa Airport (KFA)Kiffa, MauritaniaView Kiffa Airport on a map Set KFA as destination Airport Get more information about Kiffa Airport
712,314.43 miles (19,818.10 km) NEAbbaye Airport (BGH)Boghe (Bogué), MauritaniaView Abbaye Airport on a map Set BGH as destination Airport Get more information about Abbaye Airport
812,301.30 miles (19,796.98 km) NNETambacounda Airport (TUD)Tambacounda, SenegalView Tambacounda Airport on a map Set TUD as destination Airport Get more information about Tambacounda Airport
912,287.19 miles (19,774.26 km) WYélimané Airport (EYL)Yélimané, MaliView Yélimané Airport on a map Set EYL as destination Airport Get more information about Yélimané Airport
1012,280.65 miles (19,763.74 km) NLetfotar Airport (MOM)Moudjeria, MauritaniaView Letfotar Airport on a map Set MOM as destination Airport Get more information about Letfotar Airport
1112,270.59 miles (19,747.55 km) ENEPodor Airport (POD)Podor, SenegalView Podor Airport on a map Set POD as destination Airport Get more information about Podor Airport
1212,263.41 miles (19,735.99 km) NNESimenti Airport (SMY)Simenti, SenegalView Simenti Airport on a map Set SMY as destination Airport Get more information about Simenti Airport
1312,260.31 miles (19,731.00 km) NWTamchakett Airport (THT)Tamchakett, MauritaniaView Tamchakett Airport on a map Set THT as destination Airport Get more information about Tamchakett Airport
1412,248.31 miles (19,711.69 km) NEBoutilimit Airport (OTL)Boutilimit, MauritaniaView Boutilimit Airport on a map Set OTL as destination Airport Get more information about Boutilimit Airport
1512,235.04 miles (19,690.34 km) ENERichard Toll Airport (RDT)Richard Toll, SenegalView Richard Toll Airport on a map Set RDT as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Toll Airport