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Marshall Islands International Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorRMI Ports Authority
Elevation2 m (6 ft)

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Marshall Islands International Airport , also known as Amata Kabua International Airport, is an airport located in the western part of Rairok on the south side of Majuro Atoll, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The airport was built sometime after World War II (1943) on Anenelibw and Lokojbar islets. It replaced an earlier coral-surfaced airstrip at Delap Island near the eastern end of Majuro Atoll that had been constructed by Japanese occupation forces in 1942.

A series of single floor structures (small hangars) makeup the airport terminal. No physical structures existed at the airport prior to the 1970s. The current terminal structure and modern runway/apron were built in 1971. Passengers from flights arriving at the airport use stairs to exit aircraft and walk to the terminal.

The airport is capable of handling all propeller driven aircraft, turboprop, business jets and small to mid size jet aircraft (e.g., Boeing 737, Boeing 727), but it can handle Boeing 767.

The Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority (RMI Port Authority) replaced the Marshall Islands Airports Authority in managing the airport in 2003 under RMI Port Authority Act.

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