Shonai Airport

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Shonai Airport
庄内空港
Shonai Kūkō
Shonai Airport Terminal and Tower.JPG
IATA: SYOICAO: RJSY
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Sakata, Yamagata
Location Sakata, Yamagata, Japan
Elevation AMSL 72 ft / 22 m
Coordinates 38°48′44″N 139°47′14″E / 38.81222°N 139.78722°E / 38.81222; 139.78722Coordinates: 38°48′44″N 139°47′14″E / 38.81222°N 139.78722°E / 38.81222; 139.78722
Website www.shonai-airport.co.jp
Map
RJSY is located in Japan
RJSY
RJSY
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Shonai Airport (庄内空港 Shonai Kūkō?) (IATA: SYOICAO: RJSY) is a regional airport in Sakata, Yamagata, Japan. The municipalities of Tsuruoka and Shōnai are also near the airport.

History[edit]

The airport opened in 1991 after lobbying efforts by local chambers of commerce, as the area was highly isolated from the major cities of Tokyo and Osaka, requiring half a day of travel to reach either. All Nippon Airways (ANA) initially operated service to both Tokyo (Haneda) and Osaka (Itami), but cancelled the Osaka service in 2009. There was also nonstop service to Sapporo from 1995 to 2007.

Seiko Epson has also used the airport for weekly employee charter flights to and from Matsumoto since 1997.

In December 2012, an ANA flight landing from Tokyo overran the runway at Shonai. There were no fatalities, but the airport was closed for the following day.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Tokyo-Haneda
China Airlines Seasonal: Taipei-Taoyuan
Far Eastern Air Transport Seasonal Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan[2]
TransAsia Airways Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan

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