Miyazaki Airport

宮崎空港

Miyazaki Kūkō
Miyazaki Airport Feb 2008.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorMinistry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ServesMiyazaki Prefecture
Elevation AMSL19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates31°52′38″N 131°26′55″E / 31.87722°N 131.44861°E / 31.87722; 131.44861Coordinates: 31°52′38″N 131°26′55″E / 31.87722°N 131.44861°E / 31.87722; 131.44861
Map
RJFM is located in Miyazaki Prefecture
RJFM
RJFM
Location in Miyazaki Prefecture
RJFM is located in Japan
RJFM
RJFM
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers2,976,563
Cargo (metric tonnes)8,516
Aircraft movement42,045
Miyazaki Airport interior
Miyazaki Airport interior

Miyazaki Airport (宮崎空港, Miyazaki Kūkō) (IATA: KMI, ICAO: RJFM), also known as Miyazaki Bougainvillea Airport, is an international airport located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) south southeast[2] of Miyazaki, a city in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Japan.

The second floor has the head office of Solaseed Air.[3]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
All Nippon Airways Nagoya–Centrair, Naha, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
ANA Wings Fukuoka, Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Eastar Jet Seoul–Incheon[4]
J-Air Fukuoka, Osaka–Itami
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Jetstar Japan Tokyo–Narita
Peach Aviation Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita[5]
Solaseed Air Tokyo–Haneda

Access

The airport is connected to various locations by bus and taxi. Also, there is a railway line, the Miyazaki Kūkō Line, which connects the airport with the city center of Miyazaki and northern cities of the prefecture.

History

The airport opened in 1943 as an Imperial Japanese Navy base during World War II, and was a major base for "kamikaze" units beginning in February 1945, sending a total of 47 aircraft on suicide missions during operations such as the Battle of Okinawa.[6]

In October 1969, All Nippon Airways Flight 104 overran a runway at Miyazaki Airport by 132 metres. All four crew and 49 passengers survived.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Miyazaki Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ AIS Japan Archived 2016-05-17 at the Portuguese Web Archive
  3. ^ "Archived copy" 会社概要. Solaseed Air. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 本社 〒 880-0912 宮崎市大字赤江 宮崎空港内(宮崎空港ビル2階)((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)().
  4. ^ "EastarJet resumes 3 Japan routes in Dec 2019".
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Peach schedules new routes from Tokyo in August 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  6. ^ 元特攻隊員、宮崎空港での記念館新設に懸命 かつて海軍飛行場. The Nikkei (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  7. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 February 2009.