Kikai Airport

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Kikai Airport
Kikai/Kikaigashima Island Airport
喜界空港
Kikai Kūkō
Kikai airport.jpg
IATA: KKXICAO: RJKI
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 28°19′17″N 129°55′41″E / 28.32139°N 129.92806°E / 28.32139; 129.92806Coordinates: 28°19′17″N 129°55′41″E / 28.32139°N 129.92806°E / 28.32139; 129.92806
Map
RJKI is located in Japan
RJKI
RJKI
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,200 3,937 Asphalt
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Kikai Airport (喜界空港 Kikai Kūkō?) (IATA: KKXICAO: RJKI), also known as Kikaijima Airport[2] or Kikaiga Shima Airport,[3] is located in Kikai, a town on Kikaijima (also known as Kikai Island, Kikaishima, Kikaigashima, etc), one of the Amami Islands in the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan.

History[edit]

An airstrip was opened on the island of Kikaijima in 1931 by the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was attacked by the United States Navy repeatedly during the Battle of Okinawa in the final stages of World War II. In May 1968, the old airstrip was re-opned for commercial use with a 1200 meter runway. The airport was closed from August to December 1968 to permit strengthening of the runway. In April 1971 it was designated as a third-class airport by the Japanese government.

Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Japan Air Commuter Amami, Kagoshima

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External links[edit]

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