Kumamoto Airport

熊本空港

Kumamoto Kūkō
Kumamoto Airport Entrance
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesKumamoto
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
Websitekmj-ab.co.jp/eng
Map
RJFT
RJFT
Location in Kumamoto Prefecture
RJFT
RJFT
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,843 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers3,241,633
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.

History

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

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

Statistics

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

Gallery

References

  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".