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Coordinates: 17°08′12″N 061°47′34″W / 17.13667, -61.79278 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

V.C. Bird International Airport
IATA: ANU – ICAO: TAPA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Antigua and Barbuda Millennium Airport Corporation
Location St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 9,003 2,744 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF [1][2]

V.C. Bird International Airport (IATA: ANU, ICAO: TAPA) is located on the island of Antigua, 8km northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Saint John may refer to: Several Saints: John the Apostle, to whom the Gospel of John is attributed John the Evangelist, traditionally identified with the apostle, and to whom the books 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation are attributed Saint John the Baptist John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... DAFIF or the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File is a complete and comprehensive database of up-to-date aeronautical data, including information on airports, airways, airspaces, navigation data and other facts relevant to flying in the entire world, managed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ... St Johns is the capital city of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. ...

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History

The airport was built as an American military air base during World War II and named Coolidge Airfield after Capt. Hamilton Coolidge (1895-1918), a United States Army Air Service pilot killed in World War I. A few years after the war, the airfield was turned over to the government of Antigua to become a civil airport. It was known as Coolidge International Airport until 1985, when it was named in honor of Sir Vere Cornwall Bird (1910-1999), the first prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Army Air Service was a forerunner of the United States Air Force. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Civil airliner - Air India Boeing 747-400 Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non-Military aviation, both private and commercial. ... Vere Cornwall Bird (December 7, 1910–June 28, 1999) was the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. ...


In December 2005, the Antigua and Barbuda Millennium Airport Corporation announced it would invite tenders to construct the first phase of a new passenger terminal designed to serve the airport for 30 years.


Incidents

On 17 September 1965, a Pan Am Boeing 707-121B en route from Fort de France, Martinique, to St. John's struck Chance Peak on Montserrat, an island to the southwest of Antigua, killing all 30 aboard. The pilot mistakenly believed he was descending into Antigua. As a result, a VHF omnirange (VOR) transmitter was installed at the St. John's airport. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ...


On 30 May 2002, a British Airways Boeing 777 that arrived from London Gatwick became stuck in the newly resurfaced tarmac[1]. The aircraft was eventually freed by the use of a truck from a nearby American air base, after it appeared that there might not be anything big enough to free the aircraft on the island. is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Airlines and destinations

Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Air Cara bes is the regional airline of the French Caribbean which comprises the overseas departments of France: Guadeloupe and Martinique. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... American Eagle Airlines is a regional airline based in Fort Worth, Texas[1]. It is a airline partner of American Airlines[2] (both wholly owned by the AMR Corporation holding company), operating over 1,800 flights a day, serving 159 cities across the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean[3... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Caribbean Airlines is the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Having family ties to the Canadian helicopter industry since the 1960s, Mike and Cindy Fleming formed Skytech Aviation Limited, a helicopter charter operation in 1988. ... Condor Flugdienst is an airline based in Germany. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Airbus A320 at Manchester Airport Airbus A321 with the previous air2000 titles. ... The Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) is a medium-sized airline, which is the flag carrier of the Leeward Islands on the Caribbean. ... Livingston Energy Flight is an airline based in Milan, Italy. ... Skyservice Inc. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd (usually referred to as Virgin Atlantic) is a British airline which is owned by Richard Bransons Virgin Group (51%) and Singapore Airlines (49%). It operates long-haul routes between the United Kingdom and North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia from... Windward Islands Airways (IATA Code: WM, ICAO Code: WIA, Callsign: Windward) is more commonly known as Winair. ...

Cargo Carriers

Amerijet International (IATA: M6, ICAO: AJT, and Callsign: Amerijet) is a cargo airline based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. It operates all-jet cargo services to destinations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. ...

References

  1. ^ Airport information for TAPA at World Aero Data. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for ANU / TAPA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF.

DAFIF or the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File is a complete and comprehensive database of up-to-date aeronautical data, including information on airports, airways, airspaces, navigation data and other facts relevant to flying in the entire world, managed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). ... DAFIF or the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File is a complete and comprehensive database of up-to-date aeronautical data, including information on airports, airways, airspaces, navigation data and other facts relevant to flying in the entire world, managed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). ...

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