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Kitadaito Airport

北大東空港

Kitadaitō Kūkō
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorOkinawa Prefecture
LocationKitadaitō, Japan
Elevation AMSL71 ft / 22 m
Coordinates25°56′41″N 131°19′37″E / 25.94472°N 131.32694°E / 25.94472; 131.32694Coordinates: 25°56′41″N 131°19′37″E / 25.94472°N 131.32694°E / 25.94472; 131.32694
Map
RORK is located in Ryukyu Islands
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RORK
Location in Japan
RORK is located in Japan
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RORK
RORK (Japan)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,500 4,921 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers17,208
Cargo (metric tonnes)67
Aircraft movement770

Kitadaitō Airport (北大東空港, Kitadaitō Kūkō, (IATA: KTD, ICAO: RORK)) is located on the island of Kitadaitōjima in the village of Kitadaitō, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

The prefecture operates the airport, which is classified as a third class airport.

Only a round flight from Naha, to Kitadaitō and Minami Daito Airport, back to Naha is operated every day. The route differs on the day of the week. Flight from Kitadaitō to Minamidaitō is the shortest flight in Japan, costs JPY¥7,600, and is only 12 km (7.5 mi) long, takes 3 minutes in the air.

History

Kitadaito Airport was opened in 1971 as an emergency 760 meter airstrip, constructed of crushed coral by the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands. The runway was paved and extended to 800 meters in 1978, when scheduled passenger services commenced. The runway was extended to 1500 meters in 1997. At present, there is only one scheduled flight per day.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Japan Airlines
operated by Ryukyu Air Commuter
Minamidaito, Naha

References

  1. ^ "Kita Daito Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.