|Operator||Ministry of Transport|
|Elevation AMSL||718 ft / 219 m|
Location in Japan
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Noto Airport (能登空港, Noto Kūkō) (IATA: NTQ, ICAO: RJNW), marketed as Noto Satoyama Airport (のと里山空港, Noto Satoyama Kūkō) and also unofficially known as Wajima Airport (輪島空港, Wajima Kūkō) is a domestic airport located 6.4 NM (11.9 km; 7.4 mi) south southeast of the city of Wajima on the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
The airport is a four-story building with two jetways. It is officially designated a third class airport.
Completed on July 7, 2003, Noto Airport is among Japan's newest greenfield airports not constructed to replace an existing facility. Initially, All Nippon Airways (ANA) was only willing to operate one flight per day. Ishikawa Prefecture thus suggested Japan's first occupancy guarantee agreement (搭乗率保証制度), in which ANA agreed to operate two daily flights and in exchange Ishikawa Prefecture agreed to compensate ANA if occupancy fell below a set target (initially 70%) and gross ticket sales were under 200 million yen. However, the agreement also specified that if the target is exceeded, ANA must pay the excess back to Ishikawa Prefecture. So far, the agreement seems to have been mutually beneficial:
|Year||Plane||Target occupancy||Actual occupancy||Excess||Reference|
|2003–2004||Boeing 737-500, 126 seats||70%||79.5%||+¥97.3 million|||
|2004–2005||Boeing 737, 170 seats||63%||64.6%||+¥15.9 million|
|2005–2006||Boeing 737, 166 seats||64%||66.5%||+¥20.0 million|||
|2006–2007||Airbus A320, 166 seats||62%||65.1%||?|||
|All Nippon Airways||Tokyo–Haneda|