|Serves||Akita, Akita, Japan|
|Elevation AMSL||305 ft / 93 m|
Location in Japan
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Akita Airport (秋田空港, Akita Kūkō) (IATA: AXT, ICAO: RJSK) is a regional/second class airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) southeast of Akita Station in the city of Akita, in Akita Prefecture, Japan.
Akita Airport was originally opened on October 1, 1961, on the Omonogawa coast of the Sea of Japan approximately 20 kilometers southeast of the center of Akita City. The airport has a 1200-meter runway, which was extended to 1500 meters in 1967 and 1625 meters in 1969, but was adversely affected by crosswinds, and by the television transmission antennas of 123-meter Mount Omoriyama adjacent to the site.
The current Akita Airport was opened at its present location on June 26, 1981, and was the first civilian airport in the Tōhoku region of Japan to have a 2500-meter runway. In 1985, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force established a search and rescue unit based at Akita Airport. As of 2016 it is equipped with UH-60J and U-125A aircraft. An international terminal was established on July 5, 1993, beginning scheduled flights to South Korea.
|All Nippon Airways||Tokyo–Haneda|
|ANA Wings||Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami, Sapporo–Chitose|
|Japan Airlines|| Tokyo–Haneda|
|Korean Air||Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon|