|IATA: OKA – ICAO: ROAH|
|Operator||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport|
|Serves||Naha, Okinawa, Japan|
|Elevation AMSL||11 ft / 3 m|
|Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan|
Naha Airport (那覇空港 Naha Kūkō ) (IATA: OKA, ICAO: ROAH) is a second class airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the city hall in Naha, Okinawa. It is Japan's seventh busiest airport and the primary air terminal for passengers and cargo traveling to and from Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and handles scheduled international traffic to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and China.
The airport is also home to Naha Air Base.
Naha Airport served 14,495,054 passengers in FY2006. Its single 3,000 m (9,843 ft) runway handles in excess of 150 flights daily.
Naha airport is undergoing major transformations, as three separate projects.
The 2700meter 2nd runway is scheduled and budgeted for 2014 construction, to be finished in 2019 on reclaimed land.
Terminal relocation and expansion
In 2008, the government gave a go ahead to significantly expand the domestic terminal requiring the relocation of cargo facilities and the international terminal, it is expected to take 7 years to complete.
Intermodal Under Bay Tunnel
In addition, a 6 lane Under bay tunnel for auto transport linking the airport with the Naha Port is expected to boost the usefulness of the intermodal facility was completed in 2011. This tunnel will also link a 2.6 hectare Free Trade Zone near the Airport and another 122 hectare one at Nakagusuku Bay.
Oroku Aerodrome (小禄飛行場), an Imperial Japanese Navy airfield, opened in 1933. The base was taken over by the United States in 1945 and was renamed Naha Airport (那覇飛行場).
Okinawa was returned to Japan in 1972. In 1982, Naha Airport was transferred from US military control to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
The basic and detailed design engineering works in addition to the later construction management phase of the main passenger terminal were awarded in the 1990s in part to the Japan Branch of the American design-build engineering company, The Austin Company, which joined Japanese firms in a joint venture design consortium.
The Okinawa Monorail carries passengers from Naha-kūkō Station to the center of Naha, and to the terminal at Shuri Station, which is closest to Shuri Castle. In addition, bus service is available to many parts of Okinawa Island. Extensive parking lots are available as well.
Airlines and destinations
All Nippon Airways operates an overnight cargo hub at Naha Airport in Okinawa, which receives inbound Boeing 767 freighter flights from key destinations in Japan, China and Southeast Asia between 1 and 4 a.m., followed by return flights between 4 and 6 a.m., allowing overnight service between these regional hubs as well as onward connections to other ANA and partner carrier flights.
The hub began operations in 2009; by 2013 it served eight cities, and ANA had chartered a Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747 freighter to handle demand on the trunk route from Narita International Airport. 
- On December 11, 1994, Ramzi Yousef planted a bomb on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, with the intent of mass murder. The bomb exploded on the Boeing 747-283B en route from Cebu to Tokyo, killing one passenger and injuring ten other passengers. The plane made an emergency landing at Naha Airport safely.
- On January 31, 2001, Japan Airlines Flight 907, bound for Naha from Tokyo International Airport, nearly collided with another Japan Airlines aircraft. The Boeing 747 for Flight 907 suddenly dived and avoided a DC-10.
- On August 20, 2007, China Airlines Flight 120, a Boeing 737-800, was taxiing to the ramp after landing when suddenly a fire started beneath the right wing, quickly engulfing the entire plane. All passengers and crew members were evacuated safely. Investigations later revealed that part of the slat drive mechanism pierced the fuel tank, and the leaking fuel ignited when it came into contact with hot engine parts.
- AIS Japan
- "全日空「沖縄貨物ハブ」上昇気流 国内外で路線拡充". 日本経済新聞. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- Airport website (Japanese)
- Airports of Okinawa
- Naha Airport Guide from Japan Airlines
- openNav: OKA / ROAH charts
- Current weather for ROAH at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for OKA at Aviation Safety Network