Odate-Noshiro Airport (大館能代空港 Odate-Noshiro Kūkō) (IATA: ONJ, ICAO: RJSR) is an airport in Kitaakita, Akita, Japan and is 8.3 NM (15.4 km; 9.6 mi) west of Ōdate at 276 ft (84 m) above sea level.
Airlines and destinations
Odate-Noshiro Airport opened on 18 July 1998, with services to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Osaka International Airport (Itami) with seasonal services to New Chitose Airport (Sapporo). Services to Sapporo were discontinued in November 1999, and services to Osaka were suspended from May 2010. From January 2011, charter flight operations began to Taiwan’s Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
The airport is located in northern Akita Prefecture, primarily serving the city of Noshiro, Akita and the surrounding region, which includes tourist destinations such as the Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, and the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. The airport terminal building makes extensive use of the local Akita cedar wood. However, the low local population density and competition from the Akita Shinkansen and nearby Aomori Airport have limited profitable airline operations.