Amami Airport

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Amami Airport
Amami Kūkō
Amami Airport.jpg
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
RJKA is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 676,601
Cargo (metric tonnes) 1,097
Aircraft movement 15,292

Amami Airport (奄美空港, Amami Kūkō) (IATA: ASJ, ICAO: 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.[2]


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]


Japan Airlines Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Fukuoka, Kagoshima
Japan Airlines
operated by Japan Air Commuter
Kagoshima, Kikai, Okinoerabu, Tokunoshima, Yoron
Japan Transocean Air
operated by Ryukyu Air Commuter
Vanilla Air Osaka–Kansai,[4] Tokyo–Narita


  1. ^ "Amami Oshima 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. ^ "Amami-Oshima Airport." Japan Airlines. June 29, 2006. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.
  4. ^ "Vanilla Air adds Osaka – Amami Oshima service in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 

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