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Buka Airport

Buka Airport
Buka Island
Papua New Guinea
Time Zone:
Elevation AMSL:
11 (ft)
3 (m)

Buka Airport (IATA: BUA, ICAO: AYBK) is an airport serving Buka Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (also known as North Solomons) in Papua New Guinea.

It is located at the southern end of the island, near Buka Passage behind the town of Buka, and pre-war Chinatown. The airport terminal is about 1.5 kilometres from the Buka Township. It is the only airport serviced by a regular passenger transport service in the North Solomons Province.[citation needed]

In 2004, the airport experienced some closures due to land disputes. Residents of Ieta prevented service at the airport, demanding the government pay land fees.

There is one navigational aid, the Buka NDB situated on nearby Sohano Island.

Buka Airport has 1 runway

Runway 1
Width: 30(m)/98(ft)
Length: 1562(m)/5125(ft)
Status: Opened
Lighted: Has lights
Surface: Asphalt

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