Hachijojima Airport

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Hachijojima Airport
八丈島空港
Hachijōjima Kūkō
Hachijōjima Airport 01.jpg
IATA: HACICAO: RJTH
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Toyoko Municipal Government
Serves Hachijōjima, Japan
Elevation AMSL 301 ft / 92 m
Coordinates 33°06′54″N 139°47′09″E / 33.11500°N 139.78583°E / 33.11500; 139.78583Coordinates: 33°06′54″N 139°47′09″E / 33.11500°N 139.78583°E / 33.11500; 139.78583
Map
RJTH is located in Japan
RJTH
RJTH
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Hachijojima Airport (八丈島空港 Hachijōjima Kūkō?) (IATA: HACICAO: RJTH) is a regional airport serving Hachijōjima in the southern Izu Islands, Tokyo, Japan.

History[edit]

An air field was established on the island of Hachijōjima in 1926 by the Imperial Japanese Navy. In 1954, it was turned over to civilian control and managed by the local authorities on the island. Scheduled service between Hachijōjima and Haneda Airport in Tokyo by Fujita Airlines in 1955, and subsequently to Komaki Airport in Nagoya. On April 30, 1963, a DC-3-201E (Registration JA5039) operated by All Nippon Airways (ANA) crashed on landing. There were no injuries, but the aircraft was a total loss.

Later the same year, on August 17, 1963 Fujita Airlines DH-115 Heron (Registration JA6159) crashed shortly after takeoff into Hachijō-Fuji, the highest mountain on the island, killing all aboard (3 crew + 16 passengers). Following this fatal crash, Fujita Airlines merged into All Nippon Airways.

From the year 2000, ANA subsidiary Air Nippon operated flights to Hachijōjima using a Boeing 737-400 colorfully painted with a dolphin design to promote tourism. The campaign proved successful, and the aircraft used on the route was upgraded to a 737-500, and then to an Airbus A320. Flights to Oshima Airport were discontinued from 2009.

Toho Airlines operates helicopter services from Hachijōjima Airport to Aogashima and Mikurajima. Only All Nippon Airways Boeing 737-700 and Airbus A320 As well as Boeing 737-800 to Haneda Airport everyday.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Tokyo-Haneda

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