Akita Airport

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Akita Airport

秋田空港

Akita Kūkō
Akita Airport Domestic Terminal 20160605.jpg
Domestic terminal
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAkita Prefecture
ServesAkita, Akita, Japan
Elevation AMSL305 ft / 93 m
Coordinates39°36′56″N 140°13′07″E / 39.61556°N 140.21861°E / 39.61556; 140.21861Coordinates: 39°36′56″N 140°13′07″E / 39.61556°N 140.21861°E / 39.61556; 140.21861
Map
RJSK is located in Akita Prefecture
RJSK
RJSK
Location in Japan
RJSK is located in Japan
RJSK
RJSK
RJSK (Japan)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,500 8,202 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers1,238,082
Cargo (metric tonnes)1,711
Aircraft movement18,967

Akita Airport (秋田空港, Akita Kūkō) (IATA: AXT, ICAO: RJSK), is a regional/second class airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) southeast of Akita Station[2] in the city of Akita, in Akita Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

Akita Airport was originally opened on October 1, 1961, on the Omonogawa coast of the Sea of Japan approximately 20 kilometers southeast of the center of Akita City. The airport has a 1200-meter runway, which was extended to 1500 meters in 1967 and 1625 meters in 1969, but was adversely affected by crosswinds, and by the television transmission antennas of 123-meter Mount Omoriyama adjacent to the site.

The current Akita Airport was opened at its present location on June 26, 1981, and was the first civilian airport in the Tōhoku region of Japan to have a 2500-meter runway. In 1985, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force established a search and rescue unit based at Akita Airport. As of 2016 it is equipped with UH-60J and U-125A aircraft.[3] An international terminal was established on July 5, 1993, beginning scheduled flights to South Korea.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda
All Nippon Airways
operated by ANA Wings
Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami, Sapporo–Chitose
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Charter: Osaka–Kansai
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Osaka–Itami, Sapporo–Chitose
Korean Air Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akita Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ AIS Japan Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Thompson, Paul JASDF Order of Battle J-HangarSpace Retrieved December 10, 2016

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