Roberts International Airport is an airport in the West African nation of Liberia. Located in near the town of Harbel, the single runway airport is about 35 miles outside of the nation's capital of Monrovia, and as an origin and destination point is referred to as "Monrovia" in popular usage. The facility with its 11,000 feet (3,400 m) long runway is an emergency landing site for the United States' Space Shuttle program and the principal international airport in the country. The airport is named in honor of Joseph Jenkins Roberts, the first President of Liberia, and is frequently called Robertsfield.
Robert International Airport(RIA) is located 35 miles from the capital Monrovia and approximately 7 Miles inland from the Atlantic ocean at six degrees above the equator. RIA is the only International Airport in Liberia. The airport is clearly the nation's busiest most important aviation facility, with the only connection to Europe and soon to feature a direct scheduled service to the United States. The busiest and most frequent connection is to Accra, with four airlines providing nearly one flight per day on the route.