Mangaia Airport

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Coordinates: 21°53′45″S157°54′24″W / 21.89583°S 157.90667°W / -21.89583; -157.90667


Mangaia Airport
Location Mangaia
Elevation  AMSL 45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 21°53′45″S157°54′24″W / 21.89583°S 157.90667°W / -21.89583; -157.90667
Website Cook Islands Airports
Direction LengthSurface

Mangaia Airport( IATA : MGS, ICAO : NCMG) is an airport on Mangaia in the Cook Islands. In 2007, the airport received $5 million for development.

Airlines and destinations

Air Rarotonga Rarotonga

The Air Rarotonga Rarotonga connection is operated three days a week. [2]

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  1. "Great Circle Mapper" . Retrieved 28 July 2017.