Nuku Hiva airport

Find out all you need to know about Nuku Hiva airport: location, transfers, opening hours, aircraft parking, refueling and payload restrictions.


Nuku Hiva airport, called Nuku A Taha, or "Deserted Land", lies on the northwest coast of the island, approximately 2 hours by car from the different villages.
Air Tahiti FBO can organise your transfer to your final destination.

Opening hours and control tower

Because the airport has no runway lights, its opening hours depend on the sunrise and sunset.
For further information, please contact us directly.

Communication with the control tower is in French only. If you do not speak French, we will arrange you a departure from Tahiti with a French-speaking cabin crew member that will allow you to communicate with the control tower.

Aircraft parking

The aircraft parking area accommodates a single machine.
Bookings are therefore strongly recommended.


Jet-A1 refueling is possible on Nuku Hiva, but you will need to put in a prior request, as there is only a limited quantity of fuel available on the island.

Restricted operating weight(payload)

Given the specificities of the runway of Nuku Hiva, heavier aircrafts are subject to an operating weigth restriction for landing there.
This applies in particular to Gulfstream IV (GLF4) and Bombardier Global Express (GLEX) machines.