Niijima Airport

新島空港

Niijima Kūkō
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTokyo Metropolis
ServesNiijima Village, Japan
LocationNiijima, Japan
Elevation AMSL94 ft / 29 m
Coordinates34°22′10″N 139°16′07″E / 34.36944°N 139.26861°E / 34.36944; 139.26861Coordinates: 34°22′10″N 139°16′07″E / 34.36944°N 139.26861°E / 34.36944; 139.26861
Map
RJAN is located in Japan
RJAN
RJAN
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 800 2,625 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers32,171
Cargo (metric tonnes)25
Aircraft movement3,088

Niijima Airport (新島空港, Niijima Kūkō) (ICAO: RJAN) is a public aerodrome located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) southeast[1] of the village of Niijima, on the island of Niijima, one of the Izu Islands in the Philippine Sea, south of the Izu Peninsula, Japan. Niijima Village is part of Greater Metropolitan Tokyo, and the airport is operated by the Tokyo Municipal Government.

History

Bird view of the airport
Bird view of the airport

Niijima Airport was opened in 1970 by the Niijima Village government. Regularly scheduled flights from Niijima to Chofu Airport in western Tokyo began in March 1979. It was granted a construction permit in 1984 to be upgraded to a national-standard tertiary airport, and construction was completed in 1987. A runway lighting system was installed in 1994.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
New Central Airservice Chōfu

Ground Transportation

References

  1. ^ a b AIS Japan[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Niijima Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.