Hengchun Airport

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Hengchun Airport
恆春航空站
恆春機場

Héngchūn Hángkōngzhàn
Héngchūn Jīchǎng
IATA: HCNICAO: RCKW
HCN is located in Taiwan
HCN
HCN
Location of airport in Taiwan
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aeronautics Administration
Elevation AMSL 14 m / 46 ft
Coordinates 22°02′17″N 120°43′49″E / 22.03806°N 120.73028°E / 22.03806; 120.73028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,700 5,577 Cement

Hengchun Airport (Chinese: 恆春機場; pinyin: Héngchūn Jīchǎng) (IATA: HCNICAO: RCKW) is an airport in Hengchun, Pingtung County, Taiwan. The airport is near Kenting National Park and is the southern-most airport in Taiwan.

Due to its location, the airport experiences strong Katabatic wind and is forced to close. Because of this, the load factor of the flights rarely exceeds 40%; airlines are considering filing applications for withdrawal of services to Hengchun.[1]

History[edit]

The airport construction was finished in 2003 and opened to public in 2004 with a cost of NT$ 539,000,000.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Mandarin Airlines and TransAsia Airways dropped out from serving the airport due to poor load factor and Hengchun Peninsular's seasonal strong winds which make landing and take off dangerous.

Airlines Destinations
Uni Air Taipei-Songshan (2 flights/week)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flights to Hengchun Airport will continue - March 1, 2007 - China Times
  2. ^ "welcome to Hengchun airport - Airport Introduction". Hca.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Flights Information". Hca.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 

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