|Kumamoto Airport Entrance|
|IATA: KMJ – ICAO: RJFT|
|Elevation AMSL||632 ft / 193 m|
|Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan|
The first Kumamoto Airport opened in 1960 on the site of a former Imperial Japanese Army air base and had a 1,200 m runway. It was replaced by the current Kumamoto Airport in 1971. The new airport's 2,500 m runway was extended to 3,000 m in 1980.
Kumamoto was one of three nationally-owned airports to turn a profit in fiscal year 2011 (along with New Chitose Airport and Komatsu Airport). In 2013, the government passed legislation aimed at eventually allowing the sale of an operating concession at the airport.
Airlines and destinations
|All Nippon Airways||Nagoya-Centrair, Naha, Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda|
|Amakusa Airlines||Amakusa, Osaka-Itami|
|China Airlines||Seasonal: Taipei-Taoyuan|
|Fuji Dream Airlines||Nagoya-Komaki|
operated by JAL Express
|Jetstar Japan||Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita (all services begin 26 October 2014)|
|Mandarin Airlines||Charter: Kaohsiung|
|Myanmar Airways International||Charter: Yangon|
|Solaseed Air||Naha, Tokyo-Haneda|
|TransAsia Airways||Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan|
- AIS Japan
- "会社概要". Kumamoto Airport Building Co., Ltd. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "国管理の空港、９割が赤字 11年度". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "国の28空港、民間委託可能に 新法案を閣議決定". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "熊本―台湾・高雄、定期チャーターで合意". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "Jetstar Japan to Start Kumamoto Service from late-Oct 2014". Airlineroute.net. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
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