|Elevation AMSL||632 ft / 193 m|
Location in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location in Japan
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
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.
Kumamoto was one of three nationally owned airports to turn a profit in fiscal year 2011 (along with New Chitose Airport and Komatsu Airport). In 2013, the government passed legislation aimed at eventually allowing the sale of an operating concession at the airport.
China Airlines charter service to Kaohsiung was announced in 2014 in order to cater to packaged tours from Taiwan.
|All Nippon Airways||Naha, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda|
|Amakusa Airlines||Amakusa, Osaka–Itami|
|ANA Wings||Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami|
|Fuji Dream Airlines||Nagoya–Komaki|
|HK Express||Hong Kong|
|Jetstar Japan||Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita|
|Lao Airlines||Luang Prabang, Vientiane|
|T'way Airlines||Daegu, Seoul–Incheon|