Port Moresby Jackson's (POM) Airport
Port Moresby Jackson's POM Airport Overview
Jackson's Airport is only 2.5 miles from the National Capital District of Port Moresby, bordering on the Coral Sea. It is managed by New Guinea National Airports Corp. No official website was found.
With two long & 2 short runways, and an estimated 0.9M passengers per annum, Jackson's Airport is hub for Air Niugini, which serves domestic & Oceania airports, and by Qantas & Virgin Australia, with direct & connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Jackson's International Airport has two passenger terminals connected by covered walkway.
The International Terminal - with four aircraft parking bays, two of which have airbridges - has a restaurant & coffee shop, limited souvenir/ duty free stores, ATM cash machine, foreign exchange service, rental car counters, VIP lounge, Information counter, and a VIP ceremonial plaza. (This terminal is to be replaced by a new one by 2018).
The Domestic Terminal has a new public concourse, food court and domestic carpark. It houses rental car counters, a First-Class Lounge, ATM cash machines & eateries.
1. Rental Cars: Virgin Australia points out that it is best to rent a car through their hotel or restort in Port Moresby.
2. Airport Lounge: Virgin Australia Airport Lounge is now available to eligible passengers with a valid Virgin Australia boarding pass, who pay a Single Entry upon terminal arrival (at a 2-hr max for $65).
3. ARINC reported in April 2013 that it will upgrade the Airport's passenger processing system which includes barcode scanners & common-use passenger processing systems & a multimedia flight information display. (no reference as to progress or completion has yet been found. )
A frequent flyer offered this post back in October 2013: "...boarding and getting out of the plane is quite fast....Virgin Australia planes do not connect to the gate - you need to walk to the terminal. .. All tourist visas are now free.... Passport queues always take a long time and it gets stuffy. ... A BSP Bank branch is next to the baggage carousel and also inside the general terminal area. ...I feel safer waiting inside, and looking out of the window for my pick up to arrive."
Parking at Jackson's Airport is available in front of both terminals - for short- and long-term parking - while parking was free, fees may already or soon be charged.
Getting from Jackson's Airport to your destination: Aside from rental cars & taxis, public buses also serve the Airport with frequent service to the City.
Present and future Airport developments. Aside from the new passenger processing system, a new International Terminal is to be built and completed in time for the APEC meeting in 2018.
Port Moresby 121
Papua New Guinea
- Phone: +675 324 4704