Kiribati Transportation - 2021


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 2 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 8

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 66,567 (2018)

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



total: 19 (2013)

country comparison to the world: 136

Airports - with paved runways

total: 4 (2017)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 4 (2017)

Airports - with unpaved runways

total: 15 (2013)

914 to 1,523 m: 10 (2013)

under 914 m: 5 (2013)


total: 670 km (2017)

country comparison to the world: 190


5 km (small network of canals in Line Islands) (2012)

country comparison to the world: 107

Merchant marine

total: 87

by type: bulk carrier 2, general cargo 38, oil tanker 10, other 37 (2020)

country comparison to the world: 97

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Betio (Tarawa Atoll), Canton Island, English Harbor

NOTE: The information regarding Kiribati on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kiribati 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kiribati 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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