Cheongju International Airport
|Cheongju International Airport
Cheongju Gukje Gonghang
Ch'ŏngju Kukche Konghang
|Operator||Korea Airports Corporation, Republic of Korea Airforce|
|Serves||Cheongju, Daejeon, & Sejong|
|Location||Cheongwon, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea|
|Elevation AMSL||191 ft / 58 m|
Cheongju International Airport (Hangul: 청주국제공항; Hanja: 淸州國際空港; Revised Romanization: Cheongju Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Ch'ŏngju Kukche Konghang) (IATA: CJJ, ICAO: RKTU) is an international airport in Cheongju city, South Korea. It also serves the cities of Daejeon and Sejong. In 2011, 1,337,791 passengers used the airport. It also houses the 17th fighter wing of the ROKAF. There is a railway station next to the airport, called Cheongju Airport station, which is on the Chungbuk Line.
Cheongju International Airport is located at Ipsang-ri (a township), Naesu-eup (읍; town), Cheongwon-gun (county), Chungcheongbuk-do; it is located just north of Cheongju. A railway station is located nearby. It opened as a military airbase in September 1978, and in 1984, international airport construction began. The construction was completed on December 1996, and it was opened as Cheongju International Airport on April 28, 1997. During the mid 80's, Cheongju was selected as a possible site for Korea's main international airport before Incheon became the preferred location. It can process 1.23 million people from domestic flights and 1.15 million people from international flights annually, and the parking lots can hold 770 vehicles. In addition, airplanes can operate 196,000 times a year. There used to be flights to Busan and Saipan, but they were stopped due to low ridership. Currently, there are domestic flights to Jeju and limited international flights to China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand.
It has a facility for parking 1,100 vehicles directly opposite to the passenger terminal. The facility is open between 6:30 and 22:00.
Airlines and destinations
|Asiana Airlines||Beijing-Capital, Jeju|
|Beijing Capital Airlines||Beijing-Capital|
|Eastar Jet||Jeju, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang|
|Korean Air||Hangzhou, Jeju
Seasonal: Hong Kong, Osaka-Kansai
|Korean Air Cargo||Atlanta, Seattle-Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong|