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Kokoda Airport

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Name Kokoda Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Papua New Guinea PG.gif
Location Kokoda, Northern
Serving Kokoda
Elevation 435.864 m
1,430 ft435.864 m
Coordinates 8° 53' 23.23" S, 147° 43' 51.28" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS

Kokoda Airport is an airport in Kokoda, Papua New Guinea.


Tropical Rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) - almost no distinct seasons, average daily temperature around 27°C80.6 °F
300.15 K
540.27 °R
throughout the year. Extensive cloud cover and heavy rainfall prevent temperatures from rising much over 33°C. The diurnal temperature change is between 2°C35.6 °F
275.15 K
495.27 °R
and 5°C41 °F
278.15 K
500.67 °R
which is greater than the annual temperature range of 2°C. Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional and in the afternoon.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of AYKP

  • DHC6, vicinity Kokoda Papua New Guinea, 2009 (On 11 August 2009, a De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 being operated by Airlines PNG on a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Port Moresby to Kokoda impacted terrain in day IMC while transiting the Kokoda Gap, approximately 6nm south east of the intended destination. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all 13 occupants were killed.)