Nagasaki Airport


Nagasaki Kūkō
Nagasaki Airport Omura Nagasaki pref Japan06n.jpg
Airport typeMilitary/public
OperatorCivil Aviation Bureau
ServesNagasaki, Japan
LocationŌmura, Nagasaki
Hub forOriental Air Bridge
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates32°55′01″N 129°54′49″E / 32.91694°N 129.91361°E / 32.91694; 129.91361Coordinates: 32°55′01″N 129°54′49″E / 32.91694°N 129.91361°E / 32.91694; 129.91361
RJFU is located in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location in Nagasaki Prefecture
RJFU is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/concrete
18/36 1,200 3,937 Asphalt/concrete
Statistics (2015)
Cargo (metric tonnes)14,706
Aircraft movement31,888
Terminal building
Terminal building

Nagasaki Airport (長崎空港, Nagasaki Kūkō) (IATA: NGS, ICAO: RJFU) is an international airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the railway station[2] in the city of Ōmura and 18 km (11 mi) north northeast of the Nagasaki railway station in the city of Nagasaki,[2] Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

The airport terminal and runway 14/32 are on an island, and the shorter runway 18/36 (now used by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for helicopter flights) is on the mainland.


The mainland portion of the airport opened as a military aerodrome in 1923, and commenced civilian joint use as Omura Airport (大村空港) in 1955.

The current island runway and terminal opened on May 1, 1975,[3] and became Japan's first full-scale airport built over water.[4] It was also the first airport in the world to be built on the ocean.[3] Although Nagasaki is superficially similar to Japan's other island airports, Kansai International Airport, Kobe Airport, Kitakyushu Airport, and Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Nagasaki Airport was constructed on Mishima Island (Japanese: 箕島).[3] Constructing the airport required flattening the island's hills and reclaiming land around its shore, expanding it from 0.9 to 1.54 km2 (0.35 to 0.59 sq mi). The island had 66 residents in 13 households, all of whom agreed to relocate so that the new airport could be built.[3]

Nagasaki's first international service, to Shanghai, commenced in September 1979.[3] The main runway was extended from 2,500 m to its current length in 1980, and the old mainland "A runway" (18/36) was abolished in 2010.[4]

Airlines and destinations

All Nippon Airways Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
ANA Wings Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami
HK Express Hong Kong[5]
J-Air Osaka–Itami
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Jetstar Japan Tokyo–Narita[6]
Oriental Air Bridge Fukue, Iki, Tsushima
Peach Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita
Skymark Airlines Kobe
Solaseed Air Tokyo–Haneda


Annual passenger traffic at NGS airport. See Wikidata query.
Year Total passengers [7]
1998 3,090,345
1999 3,056,828
2000 2,958,058
2001 2,846,646
2002 2,853,510
2003 2,834,289
2004 2,637,308

Ground transportation

Several companies provide scheduled bus service to the airport from Nagasaki, Shimabara, Sasebo, and other surrounding cities. Ferry operators provide service to Togitsu, Nagayo, and the Huis ten Bosch theme park.


  1. ^ "Nagasaki Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "AIS JAPAN - Japan Aeronautical Information Service Center". Archived from the original on May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Airport Overview". Nagasaki Airport Building Co.,Ltd. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  4. ^ a b "大阪航空局_大阪航空局のご案内_管内空港の現況と出先機関_長崎空港". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  5. ^ Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "HK Express plans Nagasaki launch in Jan 2019". Routesonline.
  6. ^ Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Jetstar Japan adds Nagasaki from Sep 2018". Routesonline.
  7. ^ "Nagasaki Airport -About Nagasaki airport". Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-02-19.