Ojika Airport

小値賀空港
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorNagasaki Prefecture
LocationOjika, Japan
Elevation AMSL25 ft / 8 m
Coordinates33°11′27″N 129°05′25″E / 33.19083°N 129.09028°E / 33.19083; 129.09028Coordinates: 33°11′27″N 129°05′25″E / 33.19083°N 129.09028°E / 33.19083; 129.09028
Map
RJDO is located in Nagasaki Prefecture
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RJDO
RJDO is located in Japan
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 800 2,625 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers0
Cargo (metric tonnes)0
Aircraft movement327

Ojika Airport (ICAO: RJDO) is a public aerodrome, located about 3.0 km (1.9 mi) southeast[2] of the town office in Ojika, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.


History

The STOL (short take-off and landing) airport opened on 20 December 1985[3] on land reclaimed from the coastal strip at the island's southeasterly tip.[4] Nagasaki Airways, rebranded as Oriental Air Bridge after March 2001, operated passenger services to two airports on Kyushu using BN2 light prop-planes. Flights to Fukuoka Airport was dropped in March 2004. The last regular connection, to Nagasaki Airport, saw only few passengers carried during 2005 and ended in March 2006. Since then, the airport remains in operation but only for private planes and for transporting emergency patients by helicopter. In 2018 just over 150 landings were reported mainly helicopters.[5] Nagasaki Prefecture has discussed abolishing the airport and simply maintaining the runway in case of need for disaster relief.

References

  1. ^ "Ojika 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[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Oriental Air Bridge history
  4. ^ Local airports of Japan
  5. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism