Tongareva Airport

Tongareva Airport

Tongareva Airport is an airport on Penrhyn Island in the Cook Islands (IATA: PYEICAO: NCPY).

History

During World War II, Tongareva was of strategic importance. In 1942, 1,000 U.S. servicemen began constructing a 10,000 ft airstrip on the motu of Moananui. The airstrip was used by the American military until 1946. The island was not directly attacked, but was used for transport of men and materials.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Rarotonga Rarotonga

The Air Rarotonga connection to Rartogona is operated weekly.

External links

Coordinates: 09°00′52″S 158°01′57″W / 9.01444°S 158.0325°W / -9.01444; -158.0325



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