Noto Airport


Noto Kūkō
NotoAirport Building.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorMinistry of Transport
LocationWajima, Ishikawa
Elevation AMSL718 ft / 219 m
Coordinates37°17′36″N 136°57′44″E / 37.29333°N 136.96222°E / 37.29333; 136.96222Coordinates: 37°17′36″N 136°57′44″E / 37.29333°N 136.96222°E / 37.29333; 136.96222
RJNW is located in Ishikawa Prefecture
Location in Japan
RJNW is located in Japan
RJNW (Japan)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Cargo (metric tonnes)7
Aircraft movement3,299

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[2] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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 [4]
2004–2005 Boeing 737, 170 seats 63% 64.6% +¥15.9 million
2005–2006 Boeing 737, 166 seats 64% 66.5% +¥20.0 million [5]
2006–2007 Airbus A320, 166 seats 62% 65.1% ? [6]

Airlines and destinations

All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda


  1. ^ "Noto 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
  3. ^ a b "能登空港の搭乗率保証". Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  4. ^ "石川県空港企画課の記者発表資料(H16年度)". Archived from the original on 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  5. ^ "石川県空港企画課の記者発表資料(H18年度)". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  6. ^ "のと里山空港 ~Noto Satoyama Airport~". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2008-12-29.