|IATA: HIJ – ICAO: RJOA
– WMO: 47789
|Operator||Hiroshima Prefectural Government|
|Location||Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Elevation AMSL||1,086 ft / 331 m|
|Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan|
Hiroshima Airport (広島空港 Hiroshima Kūkō?) (IATA: HIJ, ICAO: RJOA) is an airport in the city of Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Located 50 km (31 mi) east of Hiroshima, it is the largest airport in the Chūgoku region.
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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
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.
|Air China||Beijing-Capital, Dalian|
|Air New Zealand||Charter: Auckland, Christchurch|
|All Nippon Airways||Naha, Sapporo-Chitose, Tokyo-Haneda|
|All Nippon Airways operated by Ibex Airlines||Sendai, Tokyo-Narita|
|China Eastern Airlines||Chengdu, Shanghai-Pudong|
|Japan Airlines||Sapporo-Chitose, Tokyo-Haneda|
|Spring Airlines Japan||Tokyo-Narita|
|United Airlines||Guam (ends 20 December 2014)|
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.
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.
- "AIS Japan". Aisjapan.mlit.go.jp.
- "2F 出発ロビー・チケットカウンター | ターミナルマップ | 広島空港". Hij.airport.jp.
- "Air NZ doubles charter flights from Japan | The National Business Review". Nbr.co.nz. 2 August 2012.
- "Airport usage" (in Japanese).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hiroshima Airport.|
- Official website
- Japan Airlines Hiroshima Airport Guide
- Current weather for RJOA at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for HIJ at Aviation Safety Network