Amami Airport

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Amami Airport
奄美空港
Amami Kūkō
Amami Airport.jpg
IATA: ASJICAO: RJKA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Amami Ōshima (Amami Island), Japan
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 28°25′51″N 129°42′45″E / 28.43083°N 129.71250°E / 28.43083; 129.71250Coordinates: 28°25′51″N 129°42′45″E / 28.43083°N 129.71250°E / 28.43083; 129.71250
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RJKA is located in Japan
RJKA
RJKA
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 628,501
Cargo (metric tonnes) 1,127
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]
Osaka Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Civil Aviation Bureau [2]

Amami Airport (奄美空港 Amami Kūkō?) (IATA: ASJICAO: RJKA) is an airport located 21.9 km (13.6 mi) east northeast Amami, a city on Amami Ōshima (Amami Island) in the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan.[1]

History[edit]

Amami Airport was opened as Amami Oshima Airport (奄美大島空港 Amami-Ōshima Kūkō?) on 1 June 1964 with a 1240-meter runway about 2 kilometers to the southwest from the current position.[3] A new airport with a runway of 2000 meters to accept jet aircraft was opened on 10 July 1988, at which time the former airport was closed.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Japan Airlines Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Fukuoka
Japan Airlines
operated by Japan Air Commuter
Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kikai, Okinoerabu, Tokunoshima, Yoron
Japan Transocean Air
operated by Ryukyu Air Commuter
Naha
Vanilla Air Tokyo–Narita

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIS Japan
  2. ^ "Amami Airport Statistics" (PDF) (Press release). Osaka Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Civil Aviation Bureau. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Amami-Oshima Airport." Japan Airlines. June 29, 2006. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.

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