Fukushima Airport

福島空港

Fukushima Kūkō
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Summary
Airport typeCivil
OperatorGovernment
ServesSukagawa, Fukushima, Japan
Elevation AMSL372 m / 1,220 ft
Coordinates37°13′39″N 140°25′41″E / 37.22750°N 140.42806°E / 37.22750; 140.42806Coordinates: 37°13′39″N 140°25′41″E / 37.22750°N 140.42806°E / 37.22750; 140.42806
WebsiteOfficial website
Map
RJSF is located in Fukushima Prefecture
RJSF
RJSF
Location in Japan
RJSF is located in Japan
RJSF
RJSF
RJSF (Japan)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,500 8,202 Asphalt/concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers250,535
Cargo (metric tonnes)52
Aircraft movement7,625

Fukushima Airport (福島空港, Fukushima Kūkō) (IATA: FKS, ICAO: RJSF) is an airport serving northern and central Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, located in the city of Sukagawa. The airport is located 19.4 km (12.1 mi) southeast of Kōriyama Station in Kōriyama.[2]

History

Fukushima Airport was conceived in the late 1970s, and planning at the prefectural level began in 1981. Construction took place between 1988 and 1991, and the airport opened on March 20, 1993. The international terminal was opened in 1999.

The last episode of the TV drama Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World was filmed at Fukushima Airport in 2004.

The airport remained operational during and following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March, 2011, and temporarily saw increased domestic service during the closure of the Tōhoku Shinkansen high-speed rail line to Tokyo. The disasters caused minor damage to the airport itself but led to the suspension of scheduled international service by Asiana Airlines (to Seoul) and China Eastern Airlines (to Shanghai). In November, 2011, the airport terminal operator filed a claim against Tokyo Electric Power for 48 million yen in lost profits stemming from the lost international service. As of June 2013 Asiana is considering resumption of scheduled service to Seoul due to the resurgent popularity of charter services with both Japanese and Korean tourists, but the Shanghai service appears much less likely to resume in the foreseeable future.[3]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
All Nippon Airways Osaka–Itami
ANA Wings Osaka–Itami

Statistics

Annual passenger traffic at FKS airport. See source Wikidata query.

Land traffic

 Route and highway buses 

No Via Destination Company Notes
Airport bus Kōriyama-Chuō-Kōgyō-Danchi Kōriyama Station Fukushima kōtsū[5] There is a connecting discount to Aizu-Wakamatsu Station via Kōriyama Station (Aizu bus[6]).
Airport bus Nonstop Iwaki Station Shin-Joban-Kōtsū[7] Suspension of the service

 Reservation system buses 

Destination Company
Aizu-Wakamatsu StationInawashiro StationIimori Hill・Higashiyama Onsen Aizu taxi[8]

Train

Station Line time
Izumigo Station Suigun Line 60 minutes on foot

References

  1. ^ "Fukushima Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ AIS Japan
  3. ^ "福島空港、国際定期便復活へ奮闘 チャーター便の成否カギ". 日本経済新聞. June 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Limousine bus
  5. ^ Fukushima kōtsū
  6. ^ Aizu bus
  7. ^ Shin-Joban-Kōtsū
  8. ^ Aizu taxi