Okinoerabu Airport

沖永良部空港

Okinoerabu Kūkō
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorKagoshima Prefecture
Elevation AMSL88 ft / 27 m
Coordinates27°25′54″N 128°42′20″E / 27.43167°N 128.70556°E / 27.43167; 128.70556Coordinates: 27°25′54″N 128°42′20″E / 27.43167°N 128.70556°E / 27.43167; 128.70556
Map
RJKB is located in Kagoshima Prefecture
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Location in Japan
RJKB is located in Japan
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RJKB (Japan)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,400 4,593 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers99,586
Cargo (metric tonnes)141
Aircraft movement3,706

Okinoerabu Airport (沖永良部空港, Okinoerabu Kūkō) (IATA: OKE, ICAO: RJKB) is located on the island of Okinoerabujima in the town of Wadomari, Ōshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

History

Okinoerabu Airport was opened on 1 May 1969 with a 1200-meter runway, and was officially certified as a third-class airport by the Japanese government on 31 May 1969. In order to handle operations by Bombardier Q400 aircraft, the runway was reinforced and lengthened to 1400 meters on 12 May 2005. The last commercial operation of the NAMC YS-11 in Japan was on 30 September 2006 on a flight from Okenoerabu to Kagoshima.[2]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Japan Air Commuter Amami Ōshima, Kagoshima, Naha, Tokunoshima
Okinoerabu Airport
Okinoerabu Airport

References

  1. ^ "Okinoerabu Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ Farewell to the wings of YS-11[permanent dead link] Yomiuri Online (Yomiuri Shimbun)