Matsuyama Airport

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Matsuyama Airport
松山空港
Matsuyama kūkō
Matsuyama Airport Terminal Bldg 20090807-001.jpg
IATA: MYJICAO: RJOM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Serves Matsuyama
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 33°49′38″N 132°41′59″E / 33.82722°N 132.69972°E / 33.82722; 132.69972Coordinates: 33°49′38″N 132°41′59″E / 33.82722°N 132.69972°E / 33.82722; 132.69972
Website www.matsuyama-airport.co.jp
Map
RJOM is located in Japan
RJOM
RJOM
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]
View of Matsuyama Airport

Matsuyama Airport (松山空港 Matsuyama kūkō?) (IATA: MYJICAO: RJOM) is an airport located 3 NM (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) west southwest[1] of Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.

History[edit]

The airport opened as an Imperial Japanese Navy airfield in 1941, and became a state-administered civil airport in 1958. It was the first airport in Shikoku to see jet service following a runway extension project in 1972.[2]

An office park named "Biz Port" opened near the airport in 2003 to attract technology businesses, but is scheduled to close in 1st April 2015.[3]

In 2013, the government of Ehime Prefecture and local business organizations announced that they would begin subsidizing the airport's international routes to Shanghai and Seoul, which had seen load factors of less than 50% in June 2013.[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On October 26, 2013, a small propeller aircraft inbound from Kikai Airport crash-landed on the runway at around 6:30 p.m., forcing a temporary closure of the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air New Zealand Charter: Auckland, Christchurch [6]
All Nippon Airways Naha, Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda
All Nippon Airways operated by ANA Wings Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Itami
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
China Airlines Charter: Taipei-Songshan[7]
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Japan Airlines Tokyo-Haneda
Japan Airlines operated by Japan Air Commuter Fukuoka, Kagoshima
Japan Airlines operated by J-Air Osaka-Itami
Jetstar Japan Tokyo-Narita[8]
Peach Osaka-Kansai

Link Airs, a Fukuoka-based regional airline startup, plans to begin service to the airport in 2014.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics for Matsuyama Airport[10]
Year Total Passengers
2000 2,674,045
2001 2,666,972
2002 2,736,346
2003 2,633,410
2004 2,640,578
2005 2,693,188
2006 2,750,092
2007 2,662,611
2008 2,536,739
2009 2,362,688

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