Yangyang International Airport
|Yangyang International Airport
Yangyang Gukje Gonghang
Yangyang Kukche Konghang
|IATA: YNY – ICAO: RKNY
|Operator||Korea Airports Corporation|
|Location||Yangyang, Gangwon Province, South Korea|
|Elevation AMSL||73 m / 241 ft|
Yangyang International Airport (IATA: YNY, ICAO: RKNY) is a small international airport in northeastern South Korea. It is located in Yangyang County, Gangwon Province and was built to serve the nearby areas of Sokcho, Gangneung and Pyeongchang. The airport replaced Gangneung and Sokcho airports. Since 2008, the airport has had no scheduled flights, although there are occasional charters to China, Japan, and Taiwan. China Eastern and China Southern formerly served this airport.
In 2011, 5,748 passengers used the airport.
Air Koryo operated charters from Hamhung Airport to Yangyang Airport during 2002–2006 for few months per year. Flights were halted indefinitely after relations soured between the two Koreas.
Yangyang International Airport handled its last flight on 1 November 2008, according to the Korea Airport Corporation, and there were calls for it to be sold off or closed. It reopened on 16 July 2010 when East Asia AirLine started flying to Busan-Gimhae.
On 4 August 2011, Taiwan's TransAsia Airways began flying to Yangyang International Airport (five times a week). TransAsia Airways stated that it will be a regular chartered service.
Airlines and destinations
|Jin Air||Charter: Jeju, Dalian, Shenyang|
|Korea Express Air||Busan, Gwangju|
- Good Morning Tour : Yangyang Bus Terminal ↔ Yangyang International Airport
- Yangyang International Airport (in English)
- South Korea's abandoned airports
- Airport information for RKNY at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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