Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport

オホーツク紋別空港

Ohōtsuku Monbetsu Kūkō
Monbetsu airport01.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorHokkaidō Government
Location8 km southeast of Monbetsu, Hokkaido
Elevation AMSL58 ft / 18 m
Coordinates44°18′15″N 143°24′15″E / 44.30417°N 143.40417°E / 44.30417; 143.40417Coordinates: 44°18′15″N 143°24′15″E / 44.30417°N 143.40417°E / 44.30417; 143.40417
Map
RJEB is located in Hokkaido
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RJEB
Location in Hokkaidō
RJEB is located in Japan
RJEB
RJEB
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers71,802
Cargo (metric tonnes)0
Aircraft movement783

Monbetsu Airport (紋別空港, Monbetsu Kūkō) or Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport (オホーツク紋別空港, Ohōtsuku Monbetsu Kūkō) (IATA: MBE, ICAO: RJEB), is a third class airport located 3.8 NM (7.0 km; 4.4 mi) southeast[2] of Monbetsu, a city on the Sea of Okhotsk in Hokkaidō, Japan. The airport is 15 minutes from the city center and accessible by bus from the Monbetsu Bus Terminal.

History

MBE is the newest airport in Hokkaidō: it opened in November 1999. The airport was originally used for general aviation flights. Flights were transferred from the original Monbetsu Airport, which was located further from the city. Air Nippon inaugurated daily service to New Chitose Airport outside Sapporo that year, and added flights to Tokyo International Airport in 2000. The Sapporo service was moved to Okadama Airport in 2001 and discontinued entirely in 2003.[3] For a short period between July and November 2011, Hokkaido Air System offered one daily service to Okadama Airport.

In fiscal year 2008, Monbetsu Airport recorded an operating loss of 273 million yen on total revenues (chiefly landing fees received from ANA) of only 26 million yen, making its operating losses the highest among the six airports operated by the Hokkaido government.[4] 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.[5]

In the winter of 2013, ANA again started services to Sapporo, flying a daily 737-700 flight to New Chitose Airport.

Airlines and destinations

The airport has a two-story, 1,993 m² terminal building which is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.[6]

AirlinesDestinations
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda
Seasonal: Osaka–Itami

References

  1. ^ "Monbetsu 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" 空港の沿革. オホーツク総合振興局. Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 道の管理6空港、赤字9億5千万円 試算を公表. The Nikkei. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  5. ^ 北海道管理の3空港、国際チャーター便の着陸料無料に. The Nikkei. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" 空港ターミナルビル. オホーツク総合振興局. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)