Gimhae International Airport

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Gimhae International Airport
김해국제공항
金海國際空港

Gimhae Gukje Gonghang
Kimhae Kukche Konghang
Gimhae International Airport.jpg
IATA: PUSICAO: RKPK
PUS is located in South Korea
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Location of airport in South Korea
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Korea Airports Corporation, Republic of Korea Air Force
Location Gangseo District, Busan, South Korea
Hub for Air Busan
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 35°10′46″N 128°56′18″E / 35.17944°N 128.93833°E / 35.17944; 128.93833
Website airport.co.kr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18L/36R 2,745 9,007 Asphalt
18R/36L 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft movements 77,665
Passengers 9,671,381
Sources: World Aero Data[1]
Korea Airports Corporation[2]
Inside Gimhae International Airport (International)

Gimhae International Airport (formerly Kimhae International Airport) (IATA: PUSICAO: RKPK) is located on the western end of Busan, South Korea. It opened in 1976. A new international terminal opened on October 31, 2007.[3] Gimhae International Airport is the main hub for Air Busan. Runway 18L/36R is used for military purposes only, but due to increasing traffic, there are plans to open the runway for airliners. In 2013, 9,671,381 passengers used the airport.

Around 2013, Busan had announced that it was proposing to cease Gimhae International Airport's operation on all passenger planes, due to the small size, small maximum amounts of space and sky-routes, and safety. They plan to move Busan's primary airport to the island of Gadeok-do, an island in southwestern Busan.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot
operated by Aurora
Vladivostok International
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur International
AirAsia Zest Kalibo International
Air Busan Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo Domestic
Air Busan Cebu, Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Macau, Osaka-Kansai, Qingdao, Siem Reap, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita, Xi'an International
Air China Beijing-Capital International
Asiana Airlines Jeju Domestic
Asiana Airlines Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Manila, Naha, Saipan, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang International
Cebu Pacific Cebu, Manila International
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Xi'an (begins 28 July 2014)[4] International
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou,[5] Shenyang International
Dragonair Hong Kong International
Hong Kong Express Airways Hong Kong (begins 7 August 2014)[6] International
Japan Airlines Tokyo-Narita International
Jeju Air Jeju Domestic
Jeju Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong International
Korea Express Air Yangyang Domestic
Korean Air Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo Domestic
Korean Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Cebu, Fukuoka, Guam, Hong Kong, Manila, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanjing, Osaka-Kansai, Qingdao, Sapporo-Chitose, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Siem Reap, Tokyo-Narita
Charter: Kunming
International
Lao Airlines Vientiane International
Myanmar Airways International Charter: Yangon International
Peach Osaka-Kansai International
Philippine Airlines Kalibo, Manila International
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Sky Wings Asia Airlines Siem Reap International
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City International

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Top carriers[edit]

In 2012, the ten carriers with the largest percentage of passengers flying into, out of, or through Gimhae International Airport are as follows:

Top carriers (2012)
Rank Carrier Domestic
passengers
International
passengers
Total  %
1 Korean Air 2,322,772 1,344,782 3,667,554 39.88%
2 Air Busan 1,954,629 613,803 2,568,432 27.93%
3 Jeju Air 815,375 141,797 957,172 10.41%
4 Asiana Airlines 69,743 633,484 703,227 7.65%
5 Vietnam Airlines 233,165 233,165 2.54%
6 Japan Airlines 173,015 173,015 1.88%
7 Dragonair 96,173 96,173 1.05%
8 Cebu Pacific 93,726 93,726 1.02%
9 China Eastern Airlines 84,505 84,505 0.92%
10 Shanghai Airlines 78,819 78,819 0.86%

Busiest routes from Busan[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Busiest domestic routes (2012)
Rank Airport Passengers 2012 Flight Top carriers
1 Jeju 2,701,266 17,802 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
2 Seoul-Gimpo 2,190,719 18,734 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Korean Air
3 Seoul-Incheon 270,534 2,768 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air

International[edit]

Busiest international routes (2012)
Rank Airport Passengers 2012 Flight Top carriers
1 Tokyo-Narita 478,580 3,271 AirAsia Japan, Air Busan, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air
2 Osaka-Kansai 371,845 3,019 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
3 Fukuoka 347,199 2,906 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
4 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 336,167 1,755 Jeju Air, Korean Air, Thai Airways International
5 Shanghai-Pudong 319,235 2,744 Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines
6 Beijing-Capital 308,441 2,756 Air China, Asiana Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Korean Air
7 Hong Kong 278,285 2,140 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Dragonair, Jeju Air, Korean Air
8 Manila 193,305 1,876 Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines
9 Hanoi 177,437 1,350 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines
10 Ho Chi Minh 168,222 1,334 Asiana Airlines, Vietnam Airlines
11 Cebu 160,726 1,163 Air Busan, Cebu Pacific, Jeju Air, Korean Air
12 Taipei-Taoyuan 152,198 1,184 Air Busan, TransAsia Airways
13 Qingdao 136,798 1,248 Air Busan, Korean Air
14 Nagoya 91,743 718 Korean Air
15 Kitakyushu 55,993 684 StarFlyer
16 Shenyang 45,681 494 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines
17 Siem Reap 43,296 398 Korean Air, Sky Wings Asia Airlines
18 Munich 38,983 550 Lufthansa
19 Changsha 34,191 214 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
20 Kalibo 33,920 226 Zest Airways
21 Saipan 29,788 238 Asiana Airlines, Delta Air Lines
22 Weihai 27,761 416 Asiana Airlines
23 Sapporo 25,825 256 Korean Air
24 Guangzhou 23,623 206 Asiana Airlines
25 Hangzhou 18,477 206 Asiana Airlines
26 Zhangjiajie 16,296 114 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines
27 Vladivostok 14,367 164 Vladivostok Air
28 Guilin 14,291 102 Korean Air
29 Xi'an 12,522 78 Air Busan
30 Macau 11,535 96 Air Busan

Ground transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Bus[edit]

Airport Limousine Bus[edit]

  • Gimhae International AirportSeomyeonBusanjin StationBusan Station ↔ Jungang-dong ↔ Nampo-dong ↔ Chungmu-dong(Seo-gu Office)
  • Gimhae International Airport ↔ Namcheon-dong ↔ Suyeong Intersection ↔ BEXCO ↔ Haeundae ↔ Jangsan Station ↔ Haeundae New Town
  • Gimhae International Airport ↔ Namcheon-dong ↔ Gwangan Bridge ↔ BEXCO ↔ Haeundae New Town ↔ Jangsan Station ↔ Haeundae

Express Bus[edit]

  • 1009 : Geumgok-dong ↔ Deokcheon Station ↔ Gupo Station ↔ Gangseo-gu office Station ↔ Gimhae Airport ↔ Myeongji ↔ Noksan indus. complex ↔ Busan New Port ↔ Gadeok-do Sunchang

City Bus[edit]

Village Bus[edit]

  • Gangseo No. 11 : Ulman ↔ Gimhae Int'l Airport ↔ Gangseo-gu office Station ↔ Buk-gu Office ↔ Gupo Station ↔ Gupo Market
  • Gangseo No. 13 : Hadan Station ↔ Eulsukdo ↔ Myeongji ↔ Deokdu ↔ Gimhae Int'l Airport ↔ Gangseo-gu office Station ↔ Buk-gu Office ↔ Gupo Station ↔ Gupo Market ↔ Deokcheon JCT

Intercity Bus[edit]

Masan, Changwon, Jinhae, Jangyu, Gimhae, Pohang, Gyeongju, Gumi, Dongdaegu, Ulsan, Eonyang, Yangsan, Gohyeon, Okpo, Jangseungpo

Curfew[edit]

The curfew prevents aircraft from taking off or landing between the hours of 11 P.M. and 6 A.M.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On January 31, 2001: Japan Airlines Flight 958, bound for Narita International Airport from Busan, nearly collided with another Japan Airlines aircraft. The other aircraft, a Boeing 747, suddenly dove and avoided the Narita-bound DC-10. See 2001 Japan Airlines mid-air incident.
  • On April 15, 2002, a Boeing 767-200ER jet, operating as Air China Flight 129 from Beijing to Busan, crashed into a hill while trying to land at Gimhae during inclement weather, killing 128 of the 166 people on board.
  • On August 12, 2007, at 9:37 local time, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, operated by Jeju Air, skidded off the runway at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, injuring 6 people and damaging the aircraft, particularly the left propeller.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RKPK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Air Traffic by Airport[dead link]
  3. ^ "김해국제공항 ‘하늘길 두 배로’". Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  4. ^ "China Eastern Adds Xi'An - Busan Service from late-July 2014". Airline Route. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "China Southern to Start Guangzhou - Busan Service from July 2014". Airline Route. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "HK Express to Start Busan Service from Aug 2014". Airline Route. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Jeju Air skids of runway in South Korea Flight Global 13/08/07
  8. ^ "Jeju Air Dash 8 skids off runway". Flight International. 21–27 August 2007. p. 18. 

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