The Raiatea Airport, also known as Uturoa Airport, is an airport located in French Polynesia, one of the special administrative regions and territories of France. It is one of the 42 airports in the country, inaugurated in 1962 and operational in the same year. The airport has been continuously in service since its inception, except for the year 1964, when no services flew to Raiatea.
The airport has a small and simple terminal fronted with a small parking space. It has a traditional design, with the roof having weaves of dried banana leaves placed on typical roof structures. It also has a drop-off point. Behind the terminal is a jungle.
Services and Facilities
The airport is served by Air Tahiti, with flights to Bora Bora, Huahine, Maupiti, Tahiti, and Tikehau. In 2006, the airport has seen 225,959 passengers – who are usually coming to the area to have their vacation and enjoy the sceneries.