Memanbetsu Airport

女満別空港

Memanbetsu Kūkō
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesAbashiri, Kitami
LocationMemanbetsu, Ōzora, Hokkaido, Japan
Elevation AMSL109 ft / 33 m
Coordinates43°52′50″N 144°09′51″E / 43.88056°N 144.16417°E / 43.88056; 144.16417Coordinates: 43°52′50″N 144°09′51″E / 43.88056°N 144.16417°E / 43.88056; 144.16417
Map
RJCM is located in Hokkaido
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Location in Hokkaidō
RJCM is located in Japan
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Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers757,103
Cargo (metric tonnes)1,588
Aircraft movement10,221

Memanbetsu Airport (女満別空港, Memanbetsu Kūkō) (IATA: MMB, ICAO: RJCM) is an airport in the Memanbetsu section of Ōzora, a town in Hokkaidō, Japan. The airport is close to Shiretoko National Park and consistently has over one million passengers per year.[2]

History

The current airfield was opened in April 1985, replacing the original Memanbetsu Airport closer to the city centre. The runway at the new airport was extended to its current length in 2000. The airport was located in the Town of Memanbetsu until 2006, when a merger consolidated Memanbetsu and the Village of Higashimokoto into the Town of Ōzora.

In 2011, the Hokkaido government announced that landing fees would be waived for international charter flights using the airport in an attempt to lure more overseas tourists to the region.[3]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Air Do Tokyo–Haneda
All Nippon Airways Nagoya–Centrair
All Nippon Airways
operated by ANA Wings
Sapporo–Chitose
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Osaka-Itami(Seasonal)
Sapporo–Chitose
Japan Airlines
operated by Hokkaido Air System
Sapporo–Okadama[4]
Peach Aviation Tokyo-NaritaOsaka-Kansai

Ground transportation

Buses

Bus stop Name Via Destination Company Note
1 Memanbetsu Airport Line Memanbetsu StationYobito StationAbashiri PrisonAbashiri Station Abashiri Bus Terminal Abashiri Bus The bus routes are partly extended to Michi no Eki Abashiri(Ō~rora Terminal) when there are services of a ferry for drift ice during the winter
2 Memanbetsu Airport Line Bihoro Koya(It takes 25 minutes from the bus stop to Bihoro Station Kitami Bus Terminal(Kitami Station (Hokkaido) Hokkaidō Kitami Bus
Memanbetsu Bihoro Line Bihoro Station Bihoro toge Akan Bus Runs only a part of season[5]
3 Marimo Express Lake Akan Timetable is unknown until the Akan Bus announce for running this line.
4 Shiretoko Airport Liner Abashiri StationShiretoko-Shari Station Utoro Onsen Bus Terminal Shari Bus and Abashiri Bus Runs only a part of season

Trains

It takes 20 minutes from Airport Terminal to Nishi Memanbetsu Station.

References

  1. ^ "Memanbetsu Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ Airports In Hokkaido Archived 2006-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "北海道管理の3空港、国際チャーター便の着陸料無料に". 日本経済新聞. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  4. ^ Liu, Jim. "Hokkaido Air Commuter W20 operation changes". Routesonline. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  5. ^ Tourist Bus