Kumamoto Airport


Kumamoto Kūkō
Kumamoto Airport Entrance 2007.jpg
Kumamoto Airport Entrance
Airport typePublic
LocationMashiki, Kumamoto
Elevation AMSL632 ft / 193 m
Coordinates32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528Coordinates: 32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528
RJFT is located in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location in Kumamoto Prefecture
RJFT is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,843 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Cargo (metric tonnes)16,538
Aircraft movement41,924

Kumamoto Airport (熊本空港, Kumamoto Kūkō) (IATA: KMJ, ICAO: RJFT), also known as Aso Kumamoto Airport (阿蘇くまもと空港, Aso Kumamoto Kūkō), is an airport in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.


The first Kumamoto Airport opened in 1960 on the site of a former Imperial Japanese Army air base and had a 1,200 m runway. It was replaced by the current Kumamoto Airport in 1971. The new airport's 2,500 m runway was extended to 3,000 m in 1980.[2]

Kumamoto was one of three nationally owned airports to turn a profit in fiscal year 2011 (along with New Chitose Airport and Komatsu Airport).[3] In 2013, the government passed legislation aimed at eventually allowing the sale of an operating concession at the airport.[4]

China Airlines charter service to Kaohsiung was announced in 2014 in order to cater to packaged tours from Taiwan.[5]

Airlines and destinations

All Nippon Airways Naha, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Amakusa Airlines Amakusa, Osaka–Itami
ANA Wings Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami
China Airlines Kaohsiung
Fuji Dream Airlines Nagoya–Komaki
HK Express Hong Kong
Ibex Airlines Nagoya–Centrair
J-Air Osaka–Itami
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Jetstar Japan Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang,[6] Vientiane[7]
Solaseed Air Tokyo–Haneda
T'way Airlines Daegu, Seoul–Incheon


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



  1. ^ "Kumamoto Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ "会社概要". Kumamoto Airport Building Co., Ltd. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ "国管理の空港、9割が赤字 11年度". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  4. ^ "国の28空港、民間委託可能に 新法案を閣議決定". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ "熊本―台湾・高雄、定期チャーターで合意". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Lao Airlines adds Kumamoto service from mid-March 2020".
  7. ^ "Lao Airlines adds Kumamoto service from mid-March 2020".