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 (2015)
Aircraft movements 87,709
International Passengers 5,958,156
Domestic Passengers 6,423,994
Total Passengers 12,382,150
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 2015, 12,382,150 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 airport to the island of Gadeokdo (south sector of Busan New Port), an island in southwestern Busan and 'Busan New Port' in South 7 km.


Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot
operated by Aurora
Vladivostok International
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International 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, Sapporo-Chitose, Siem Reap, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita, Xi'an, Yanji, Zhangjiajie 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 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
Eastar Jet Jeju Domestic
Eastar Jet Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Osaka-Kansai International
HK Express Hong Kong International
Japan Airlines Tokyo-Narita International
Jeju Air Jeju Domestic
Jeju Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Fukuoka, Guam, Naha, Osaka-Kansai, Taipei-Taoyuan International
Jin Air Jeju Domestic
Jin Air Cebu, Clark, Da Nang, Naha, Osaka-Kansai International
Korea Express Air Yangyang Domestic
Korean Air Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo Domestic
Korean Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Fukuoka, Guam, Hong Kong, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanjing, Osaka-Kansai, Qingdao, Sapporo-Chitose, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita International
Lao Airlines Vientiane 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
V Air Taipei-Taoyuan International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City International

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Top carriers[edit]

In 2015, the ten carriers with the largest percentage of passengers flying into, out of, or through Gimhae International Airport are as follows:

Top carriers (2015)
Rank Carrier Domestic
passengers
International
passengers
Total  %
1 Air Busan 2,648,696 1,628,846 4,277,542 34.55%
2 Korean Air 2,214,395 1,330,737 3,545,132 28.63%
3 Jeju Air 1,043,928 507,982 1,551,910 12.53%
4 Asiana Airlines 101,968 446,378 548,346 4.43%
5 Jin Air 399,176 100,851 500,027 4.04%
6 Vietnam Airlines 291,998 291,998 2.36%
7 Japan Airlines 181,032 181,032 1.46%
8 China Airlines 166,587 166,587 1.35%
9 Philippine Airlines 161,273 161,273 1.30%
10 China Eastern Airlines 149,833 149,833 1.21%

Top destinations[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Busiest domestic routes (2015)
Rank Airport Passengers 2015 Flight Top carriers
1 Jeju 3,736,582 22,842 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
2 Seoul-Gimpo 2,334,144 18,684 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Korean Air
3 Seoul-Incheon 353,268 2,594 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air

International[edit]

Busiest international routes (2015)
Rank Airport Passengers 2015 Flight Top carriers
1 Osaka-Kansai 769,925 5,606 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Peach Aviation
2 Fukuoka 626,433 4,298 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Korean Air
3 Tokyo-Narita 516,927 3,635 Air Busan, Japan Airlines, Korean Air
4 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 413,847 2,111 Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Thai Airways International
5 Taipei-Taoyuan 404,831 2,878 Air Busan, China Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, V Air
6 Hong Kong 352,367 2,590 Air Busan, Dragonair, Hong Kong Express Airways, Jin Air, Korean Air
7 Shanghai-Pudong 335,202 2,716 Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines
8 Beijing-Capital 268,076 2,375 Air China, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
9 Manila 234,931 1,759 Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines
10 Qingdao 193,640 1,730 Air Busan, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air
11 Cebu 185,119 1,276 Air Busan, Cebu Pacific, Jin Air, Korean Air
12 Hanoi 173,659 1,027 Jeju Air, Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
13 Ho Chi Minh 122,694 726 Vietnam Airlines
14 Guam 120,572 984 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Korean Air
15 Kalibo 108,328 740 Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways
16 Kuala Lumpur–International 95,630 414 AirAsia X
17 Nagoya 84,879 662 Korean Air
18 Siem Reap 79,025 583 Air Busan, Korean Air, Sky Wings Asia Airlines
19 Shenyang 71,845 681 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines
20 Yanji 69,300 535 Air Busan, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines
21 Da Nang 67,389 468 Air Busan, Jin Air, Vietnam Airlines
22 Naha 63,530 526 Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air
23 Kaohsiung 56,316 493 Air Busan
24 Zhangjiajie 55,287 370 Air Busan, China Southern Airlines
25 Guangzhou 52,342 555 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines
26 Xi'an 51,153 390 Air Busan
27 Macau 42,351 316 Air Busan, Air Macau
28 Yantai 29,924 366 China Eastern Airlines
29 Sapporo-Chitose 28,998 228 Air Busan, Korean Air
30 Vladivostok 28,120 422 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.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RKPK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "김해국제공항 ‘하늘길 두 배로’". Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  4. ^ Jeju Air skids of runway in South Korea Flight Global 13/08/07
  5. ^ "Jeju Air Dash 8 skids off runway". Flight International. 21–27 August 2007. p. 18. 

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