|Owner||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism|
|Serves||Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan|
|Elevation AMSL||112 ft / 34 m|
Location in Hokkaidō
Location in Japan
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Hakodate Airport (函館空港, Hakodate Kūkō) (IATA: HKD, ICAO: RJCH) is an airport located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) east of Hakodate Station in Hakodate, a city in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is owned by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and operated by Hokkaido Airports .
Hakodate airport opened in 1961 with a single 1,200 m runway. A new terminal upgrade and runway extension to 2,000 m became operational in 1971. The runway was extended further to 2,500 m in 1978 and to 3,000 m in 1999. A new terminal building opened in 2005.
On September 6, 1976, Soviet pilot Viktor Belenko defected to the West by landing a MiG-25 Foxbat aircraft at Hakodate Airport.
On June 21, 1995, All Nippon Airways Flight 857, a scheduled Boeing 747 flight from Tokyo to Hakodate, was hijacked by Fumio Kutsumi, a Tokyo bank employee armed with a screwdriver. Kutsumi claimed to be acting on behalf of Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara. The aircraft landed in Hakodate and stayed on the runway overnight for 15 hours before riot police stormed the aircraft at dawn and freed the passengers.
|Air Do||Nagoya–Centrair, Tokyo–Haneda|
|All Nippon Airways||Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda|
|ANA Wings|| Osaka–Itami, Sapporo–Chitose|
|Hokkaido Air System||Okushiri, Sapporo–Okadama|
Scheduled buses operate to Hakodate Station and the Onuma Prince Hotel.