Gimhae International Airport

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Gimhae International Airport
김해국제공항
金海國際空港

Gimhae Gukje Gonghang
Kimhae Kukche Konghang
Gimhae International Airport.jpg

IATA: PUSICAO: RKPK

PUS is located in South Korea
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Location of airport in South Korea
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Korea Airports Corporation, Republic of Korea Air Force
Location Gangseo District, Busan, South Korea
Hub for Air Busan
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 35°10′46″N 128°56′18″E / 35.17944°N 128.93833°E / 35.17944; 128.93833
Website airport.co.kr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18L/36R 2,745 9,007 Asphalt
18R/36L 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Aircraft movements 78,646
Passengers 10,378,866
Sources: World Aero Data[1]
Korea Airports Corporation[2]
Inside Gimhae International Airport (International terminal)

Gimhae International Airport (formerly Kimhae International Airport) (IATA: PUSICAO: RKPK) is located on the western end of Busan, South Korea. It opened in 1976. A new international terminal opened on October 31, 2007.[3] Gimhae International Airport is the main hub for Air Busan. Runway 18L/36R is used for military purposes only, but due to increasing traffic, there are plans to open the runway for airliners. In 2014, 10,378,866 passengers used the airport.

Around 2013, Busan had announced that it was proposing to cease Gimhae International Airport's operation on all passenger planes, due to the small size, small maximum amounts of space and sky-routes, and safety. They plan to move Busan's primary airport to the island of Gadeok-do (south sector of Busan New Port), an island in southwestern Busan and 'Busan New Port' in South 7km.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot
operated by Aurora
Vladivostok International
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur International
AirAsia Zest Kalibo International
Air Busan Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo Domestic
Air Busan Cebu, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Guam, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Macau, Osaka-Kansai, Qingdao, Siem Reap, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita, Xi'an, Yanji, Zhangjiajie
Seasonal charter: Kunming (begins 4 August 2015)[4]
International
Air China Beijing-Capital International
Asiana Airlines Jeju Domestic
Asiana Airlines Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Manila, Naha, Saipan, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang International
Cebu Pacific Cebu, Manila International
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Qingdao, Yantai International
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Shenyang, Yanji International
Dragonair Hong Kong International
Hong Kong Express Airways Hong Kong International
Japan Airlines Tokyo-Narita International
Jeju Air Jeju Domestic
Jeju Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Fukuoka, Guam, Osaka-Kansai, Shijiazhuang, Taipei-Taoyuan International
Jin Air Jeju Domestic
Jin Air Clark[5] International
Korea Express Air Yangyang Domestic
Korean Air Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo Domestic
Korean Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Cebu, Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanjing, Osaka-Kansai, Qingdao, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Tokyo-Narita
Seasonal: Sapporo–Chitose
International
Lao Airlines Charter: Vientaine[6] International
Peach Osaka-Kansai International
Philippine Airlines Kalibo, Manila International
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Zhangjiajie International
Sky Wings Asia Airlines Siem Reap International
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City International

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Top carriers[edit]

In 2014, the ten carriers with the largest percentage of passengers flying into, out of, or through Gimhae International Airport are as follows:

Top carriers (2014)
Rank Carrier Domestic
passengers
International
passengers
Total  %
1 Air Busan 2,314,909 1,263,907 3,578,816 34.48%
2 Korean Air 2,067,283 1,300,998 3,368,281 32.45%
3 Jeju Air 990,730 162,428 1,153,158 11.11%
4 Asiana Airlines 140,310 441,894 582,204 5.61%
5 Vietnam Airlines 284,402 284,402 2.74%
6 Japan Airlines 177,201 177,201 1.71%
7 Philippine Airlines 140,140 140,140 1.35%
8 AirAsia X 122,919 122,919 1.18%
9 Peach Air 113,009 113,009 1.09%
10 China Airlines 112,083 112,083 1.08%

Busiest routes from Busan[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Busiest domestic routes (2014)
Rank Airport Passengers 2014 Flight Top carriers
1 Jeju 3,087,878 20,035 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
2 Seoul-Gimpo 2,078,971 18,478 Air Busan, Korean Air
3 Seoul-Incheon 346,363 2,910 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air

International[edit]

Busiest international routes (2014)
Rank Airport Passengers 2014 Flight Top carriers
1 Osaka-Kansai 523,122 3,847 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Peach Aviation
2 Tokyo-Narita 489,440 3,647 Air Busan, Japan Airlines, Korean Air
3 Fukuoka 406,020 3,053 Air Busan, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines
4 Hong Kong 344,860 2,514 Air Busan, Dragonair, Hong Kong Express Airways, Korean Air
5 Shanghai-Pudong 318,967 2,792 Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines
6 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 306,672 1,978 Jeju Air, Korean Air, Thai Airways International
7 Beijing-Capital 285,408 2,457 Air China, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
8 Taipei-Taoyuan 255,508 1,712 Air Busan, China Airlines
9 Manila 215,558 1,909 Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines
10 Qingdao 176,325 1,458 Air Busan, Korean Air
11 Cebu 164,232 1,163 Air Busan, Cebu Pacific, Korean Air
12 Hanoi 158,461 1,122 Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
13 Ho Chi Minh 124,366 729 Vietnam Airlines
14 Kuala Lumpur 122,316 414 AirAsia X
15 Siem Reap 91,967 819 Air Busan, Korean Air, Sky Wings Asia Airlines
16 Nagoya 79,722 722 Korean Air
17 Kalibo 71,674 584 Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways
18 Xi'an 61,697 423 Air Busan
19 Shenyang 60,854 550 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines
20 Kaohsiung 51,298 470 Air Busan
21 Guangzhou 49,660 506 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines
22 Kitakyushu 41,222 377 StarFlyer
23 Macau 39,224 320 Air Busan
24 Zhangjiajie 39,189 251 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Korean Air
25 Guam 38,810 364 Korean Air
26 Naha 37,600 310 Asiana Airlines
27 Nanjing 34,371 374 Korean Air
28 Saipan 23,180 214 Asiana Airlines
29 Sapporo-Chitose 22,996 234 Korean Air, StarFlyer
30 Vladivostok 20,775 206 Aeroflot
operated by Aurora

Ground transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Bus[edit]

Airport Limousine Bus[edit]

Domestic Terminal 07:00, 07:40, 08:20, 09:00, 09:40, 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20, 17:00, 17:40, 18:20, 19:00, 19:40, 20:20, 21:00, 21:50

  • Gimhae International Airport(From Busan Station to Airport) Jagalchi(Chungmudong) - Nampo - Guangbokdong Lotte dep. store - Jungang - Yeongjudong - Busan Station - Busanjin Station (Busan Metro) - Beomil(Hyundai dep. store) -Seomyeon, Busan(Judies Taehwa) - Seomyeon(Lotte Hotel Busan) - Gaya Hyudai apt - Gaya Homeplus mart - Paik Hospital intersection - Airport(International Terminal)
  • Gimhae International Airport(International Terminal) - Domestic Terminal - Namcheon(Namcheondong) - Gwangan(Gwangandong) - Suyeong(Suyeong Intersection) - Millak(Suyeong Hyudai apt) - Centum City(Centum hotel) - Bexco - Olympic intersection - Gyeongnam Marina apt - Hyundai park hiatt hotel - Hanhwa resort - Hyperion - Westin Chosun Hotel - Grand Hotel - Novotel Ambassador - Paradise Hotel - Mipo, moon-ten road - Remian Haeundae apt - Hyundai ipark apt - Jangsan - Haeundae Paik Hospital - Dongbu apartment - Daelim 1cha apt - Yangwoon high school - Yangwoon middle school - Yangwoon high school - Daedong apt - Dongbu apartment - Haeundae Paik Hospital - Jangsan Station - Hyundai ipark apt - Remian Haeundae apt - Mipo, moon-ten road - Novotel Ambassador - Paradise Hotel - Seacloud hotel - Grand Hotel - Westin Chosun Hotel - Hyperion - Hanhwa resort - Hyundai park hiatt hotel - Gyeongnam Marina apt - Olympic intersection - Homeplus mart - Centum City(Centum hotel) - Millak(Suyeong Hyudai apt) - Suyeong(Suyeong Intersection) - Gwangan(Gwangandong) - Namcheon(Namcheondong) - Airport(International Terminal, Departure) -

Domestic Terminal, Arrival The bus operates from 06:50 to 22:00, every 15~20minutes

Express Bus[edit]

  • 1009 : Geumgok-dong ↔ Deokcheon StationGupo StationGangseo-gu OfficeGimhae Airport ↔ Myeongji ↔ Noksan indus. complex ↔ Busan New Port ↔ Gadeok-do Sunchang The bus operates from 05:20 to 20:50, every 40minutes (Depart from Geumgok)

City Bus[edit]

Village Bus[edit]

Intercity Bus[edit]

Masan, Changwon, Jinhae, Jangyu, Gimhae, Pohang, Gyeongju, Gumi, Dongdaegu, Ulsan, Eonyang, Yangsan, Gohyeon, Okpo, Jangseungpo

Curfew[edit]

The curfew prevents aircraft from taking off or landing between the hours of 11 P.M. and 6 A.M.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On January 31, 2001: Japan Airlines Flight 958, bound for Narita International Airport from Busan, nearly collided with another Japan Airlines aircraft. The other aircraft, a Boeing 747, suddenly dove and avoided the Narita-bound DC-10. See 2001 Japan Airlines mid-air incident.
  • On April 15, 2002, a Boeing 767-200ER jet, operating as Air China Flight 129 from Beijing to Busan, crashed into a hill while trying to land at Gimhae during inclement weather, killing 128 of the 166 people on board.
  • On August 12, 2007, at 9:37 local time, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, operated by Jeju Air, skidded off the runway at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, injuring 6 people and damaging the aircraft, particularly the left propeller.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RKPK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Air Traffic by Airport[dead link]
  3. ^ "김해국제공항 ‘하늘길 두 배로’". Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  4. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/06/24/bx-puskmg-aug15/
  5. ^ http://punto.com.ph/News/Article/22992/Volume-9-No-3/Headlines/Jin-Air-to-start-Busan-Clark-flights
  6. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/06/26/qv-pus-jul15/
  7. ^ Jeju Air skids of runway in South Korea Flight Global 13/08/07
  8. ^ "Jeju Air Dash 8 skids off runway". Flight International. 21–27 August 2007. p. 18. 

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