Okinoerabu Airport

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Okinoerabu Airport
沖永良部空港
Okinoerabu Kūkō
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IATA: OKEICAO: RJKB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Kagoshima Prefecture
Elevation AMSL 88 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 27°25′54″N 128°42′20″E / 27.43167°N 128.70556°E / 27.43167; 128.70556Coordinates: 27°25′54″N 128°42′20″E / 27.43167°N 128.70556°E / 27.43167; 128.70556
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RJKB is located in Japan
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Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,350 4,429 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Okinoerabu Airport (沖永良部空港 Okinoerabu Kūkō?) (IATA: OKEICAO: RJKB) is located on the island of Okinoerabujima in the town of Wadomari, Ōshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

Okinoerabu Airport was opened on 1 May 1969 with a 1200 meter runway, and was officially certified as a third-class airport by the Japanese government on 31 May 1969. In order to handle operations by Bombardier Q400 aircraft, the runway was reinforced and lengthened to 1350 meters on 12 May 2005. The last commercial operation of the NAMC YS-11 in Japan was on 30 September 2006 on a flight from Okenoerabu to Kagoshima. .[2]

Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
First Flying Naha, Tokunoshima
Japan Airlines operated by Japan Air Commuter Amami Ōshima, Kagoshima, Yoron
Okinoerabu Airport

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