Rota International Airport




Rota International Airport, also known as Benjamin Taisacan Manglona International Airport, is a public airport located on Rota Island in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), near the village of Sinapalo. The airport is owned by the Commonwealth Ports Authority.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Rota International Airport is assigned GRO by the FAA and ROP by the IATA (which assigned GRO to Girona-Costa Brava Airport in Girona, Spain).Facilities and aircraftRota International Airport covers an area of 800 acres which contains one paved runway measuring 6,000 x 150 ft . For a twelve-month period ending March 31, 2006, the airport had 6,550 aircraft operations, an average of 17 per day: 94% air taxi, 4% general aviation and 2% military. Since the CNMI is a separate customs and U.S. immigration jurisdiction, Rota International Airport is a designated port of entry staffed by the CNMI Division of Customs and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection .