Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport

900 N Access Rd, 96913 Barrigada, Guam


☎: (671) 646-0300

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Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, also known as Guam International Airport, is an airport located in Tamuning and Barrigada, three miles east of the capital city of Hagåtña (formerly Agana) in the United States territory of Guam. The airport is a hub for United Airlines and Asia Pacific Airlines and is also the home of the former Naval Air Station Agana. The airport is the only international airport in the territory. It is named after Antonio Borja Won Pat, the first delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives, and is operated by the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA, Aturidat Puetton Batkon Airen Guahan Entenasionat), an agency of the Government of Guam.HistoryMilitary useThe airport was built by the Japanese Navy about 1943, calling the military airfield Guamu Dai Ni as part of their defense of the Marianas. After the island was recaptured by American forces in 1944, it was renamed Agana Airfield, due to the proximity of the town. After being repaired in October 1944, the United States Army Air Forces Seventh Air Force used the airfield as a base for the 11th Bombardment Group, which flew B-24 Liberator bombers from the station until being moved to Okinawa in July 1945. With the reassignment of the heavy bombers, the 41st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron flew long-range reconnaissance aircraft from the field until January 1946.