Shizuoka Airport

静岡空港

Shizuoka Kūkō
Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorShizuoka Prefecture
ServesHamamatsu
LocationMakinohara, Shizuoka, Shimada, Shizuoka
Hub for
Elevation AMSL433 ft / 132 m
Coordinates34°47′46″N 138°11′22″E / 34.79611°N 138.18944°E / 34.79611; 138.18944Coordinates: 34°47′46″N 138°11′22″E / 34.79611°N 138.18944°E / 34.79611; 138.18944
WebsiteMt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport
Map
RJNS is located in Shizuoka Prefecture
RJNS
RJNS
Location in Shizuoka Prefecture
RJNS is located in Japan
RJNS
RJNS
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers699,276
Cargo (metric tonnes)371
Aircraft movement9,689

Shizuoka Airport (静岡空港, Shizuoka Kūkō) (IATA: FSZ, ICAO: RJNS), also called Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, is located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Opened on June 4, 2009,[2] the airport has domestic service to Sapporo, Fukuoka, Naha (Okinawa), Komatsu, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima.[3] International routes connect it to Ningbo, Seoul, Taipei, and Shanghai.[4]

The airport is located in Makinohara and Shimada. It is 27 km (17 mi) southwest of Shizuoka Station[5] and about 45 km (28 mi) from Hamamatsu, 80 km (50 mi) from Mount Fuji, 130 km (81 mi) from Nagoya, and 175 km (109 mi) from Tokyo in a direct line.

History

To allow for growth in air travel to Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, and the Mount Fuji area, and to fill the gap between Tokyo and Nagoya airports, Shizuoka Prefecture bought 190 hectares (470 acres) of land for Shizuoka Airport. One reason for building this airport in this particular location is that locals and tourists will not have to rely on the severely congested airports of the Tokyo region. Any flights that bypass the Tokyo region will help overall air traffic, including direct international flights. Like Kobe Airport, Shizuoka Airport has come under criticism as Nagoya Airport is not congested and is also in an expansion phase.

The airport was originally scheduled to open in March 2009, but was delayed by the shortening of the runway from 2,500 m (8,202 ft) to 2,200 m (7,218 ft), by the use of a displaced threshold that cannot be used for landing,[5] due to environmental and noise concerns.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
All Nippon Airways Naha, Sapporo–Chitose
Beijing Capital AirlinesHangzhou
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Hangzhou, Lianyungang,[6] Nanchang,[7] Ningbo, Shanghai–Pudong
China United Airlines Yantai[8]
Fuji Dream Airlines Fukuoka, Izumo, Kagoshima, Kitakyushu, Sapporo–Okadama
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon
Okay Airways Hangzhou[9]
Shanghai Airlines Wenzhou[10]
Sichuan Airlines Xi'an[11]

Statistics

Annual passenger traffic at FSZ airport. See source Wikidata query.

Access

The closest railway station is Kanaya Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line and the Ōigawa Main Line. It is about 6 km from the airport. Taxi service to Shizuoka Station, a major station in the area, is available for 8,500 yen.

Route and Highway buses

Bus Stop No. 1

Access information

Bus stop No Time(minutes) Via Destination Company
1 Kawaguchiko Line 180 Gotemba StationFuji-Q Highland Kawaguchiko Station Fujikyu bus
Fujiedashi Access Bus 35 Non stop Fujieda Station Shizutetsu justline
Shibuya Liner 250 Gotemba Station Shibuya Station Tokyu bus

Fuji Dream Airlines Access Bus

Bus stop No Time(minutes) Via Destination Company
2 Access Bus(Free) 30 Non stop Kakegawa Station FDA

Bus Stop No. 3

Bus stop No Time(minutes) Via Destination Company
3 Fujisan Shizuokakūkō - Shizuoka Line(A-1) 54 Shizuoka Station Shin-Shizuoka Station Shizutetsu justline

Bus Stop No. 4

Bus stop No Time(minutes) Via Destination Company
4 Fujisan Shizuoka kūkō-Shimada Line(A-3) 25 Non stop Shimada Station Shizutetsu justline
Kanaya・SL Shin-Kanaya Line 18 Kanaya Station Shin-Kanaya Station Daitetsu Advance

Free parking for 2,000 cars is available at the airport.[12]

While the Tokaido Shinkansen line travels directly underneath the airport, there is no train station nor have any plans been made to build one.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Shizuoka Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ Shizuoka airport to open in June
  3. ^ Domestic Flights :: Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport (Retrieved on June 9, 2009)
  4. ^ International Flights:Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport (Retrieved on June 9, 2009)
  5. ^ a b AIS Japan Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "China Eastern adds Lianyungang – Shizuoka service in W19".
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "China Eastern W19 Japan service changes". Routesonline. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ "China United adds Yantai – Shizuoka service from late-Dec 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Okay Airways schedules new routes to Japan in November 2019".
  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "Shanghai Airlines adds Wenzhou – Japan service in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim. "Sichuan Airlines plans Xi'An – Shizuoka July 2019 launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  12. ^ a b Car and Motorcycle Guide:Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport Archived 2009-06-15 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on June 9, 2009)