Nagasaki Airport

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Nagasaki Airport
長崎空港
Nagasaki Kūkō
Nagasaki Airport Omura Nagasaki pref Japan06n.jpg
IATA: NGSICAO: RJFU
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Civil Aviation Bureau
Serves Nagasaki, Japan
Location Ōmura, Nagasaki
Elevation AMSL 8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 32°55′01″N 129°54′49″E / 32.91694°N 129.91361°E / 32.91694; 129.91361Coordinates: 32°55′01″N 129°54′49″E / 32.91694°N 129.91361°E / 32.91694; 129.91361
Map
RJFU is located in Japan
RJFU
RJFU
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Concrete
18/36 1,200 3,937 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]
Terminal building

Nagasaki Airport (長崎空港 Nagasaki Kūkō?) (IATA: NGSICAO: RJFU) is an international airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the railway station[1] in the city of Ōmura and 18 km (11 mi) north northeast of the Nagasaki railway station in the city of Nagasaki,[1] Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

The airport terminal and runway 14/32 are on an island, and the shorter runway 18/36 (now used by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for helicopter flights) is on the mainland.

History[edit]

The mainland portion of the airport opened as a military aerodrome in 1923, and commenced civilian joint use as Omura Airport (大村空港) in 1955.

The current island runway and terminal opened on May 1, 1975. Although Nagasaki is superficially similar to Japan's other island airports, Kansai International Airport, Kobe Airport, Kitakyushu Airport, and Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Nagasaki's island existed (in a radically different shape) before the airport was constructed. Constructing the airport required flattening the island's hills and forming landfill around its shore, expanding it from 0.9 to 1.54 km2 (0.35 to 0.59 sq mi).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Nagoya-Centrair, Naha, Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Japan Airlines Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda
Jin Air Seoul-Incheon
Myanmar Airways International Charter: Yangon[2]
Oriental Air Bridge Fukue, Iki, Tsushima
Peach Osaka-Kansai
Skymark Airlines Kobe
Solaseed Air Tokyo-Haneda

Statistics[edit]

Year Total Passengers [3]
1998 3,090,345
1999 3,056,828
2000 2,958,058
2001 2,846,646
2002 2,853,510
2003 2,834,289
2004 2,637,308

Ground transportation[edit]

Several companies provide scheduled bus service to the airport from Nagasaki, Shimabara, Sasebo, and other surrounding cities. Ferry operators provide service to Togitsu, Nagayo, and the Huis ten Bosch theme park.

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