Hiroshima Airport

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Hiroshima Airport
広島空港
Hiroshima Kūkō
Hiroshima airport japan.jpg
IATA: HIJICAO: RJOA
WMO: 47789
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Hiroshima Prefectural Government
Location Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan
Elevation AMSL 1,086 ft / 331 m
Coordinates 34°26′10″N 132°55′10″E / 34.43611°N 132.91944°E / 34.43611; 132.91944Coordinates: 34°26′10″N 132°55′10″E / 34.43611°N 132.91944°E / 34.43611; 132.91944
Website www.hij.airport.jp
Map
RJOA is located in Japan
RJOA
RJOA
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Hiroshima Airport (広島空港 Hiroshima Kūkō?) (IATA: HIJICAO: RJOA) is an airport in the city of Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Located 50 km (31 mi) east[1] of Hiroshima, it is the largest airport in the Chūgoku region.

History[edit]

New Hiroshima Airport opened for public use in 1993 as a replacement for Hiroshima Airport, which was renamed Hiroshima-Nishi Airport. The old airport was located in a more central waterfront location, but was too small to handle widebody aircraft and could not be expanded. In 1994, New Hiroshima Airport was renamed Hiroshima Airport.

Terminal[edit]

Hiroshima has one terminal with separated departures and arrivals facilities for domestic and international flights and seven lettered gates (A through D domestic; E through G international). The international and domestic areas are separated landside by a central atrium. The domestic departures lounge has separate JAL and ANA airline lounges, while the international area has one shared airport lounge.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

80% of the airport's domestic traffic is to and from Haneda Airport in Tokyo; the Hiroshima-Haneda route is the fifth-busiest domestic air route in Japan.

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital, Dalian
Air New Zealand Charter: Auckland, Christchurch[3]
All Nippon Airways Naha, Sapporo-Chitose, Tokyo-Haneda
All Nippon Airways operated by Ibex Airlines Sendai, Tokyo-Narita
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Chengdu, Shanghai-Pudong
Japan Airlines Sapporo-Chitose, Tokyo-Haneda
Spring Airlines Japan Tokyo-Narita[4]
United Airlines Guam (ends 20 December 2014)[5]

Statistics[edit]

Year Passengers Year Passengers
1995 2,652,270 1998 2,989,733
1996 2,761,389 1999 3,263,171
1997 2,849,670 2000 3,330,770

Source:[6]

Ground transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

The airport has no direct expressway connection but is located near the San'yō Expressway. The expressway travel time between the airport and downtown Hiroshima is approximately 40 minutes.

Rail[edit]

Unusually among major Japanese airports, Hiroshima Airport has no railway station. The closest station is Shiraichi Station on the San'yō Main Line, and planners have proposed connecting the airport to this station with a new line, or to build a new station on the San'yō Shinkansen high-speed rail line. The West Japan Railway Company, which operates both lines, has rejected proposals for connections because of the high cost involved and to maintain JR's competitiveness with commercial airlines for passenger traffic to and from Hiroshima.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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