Gimhae International Airport

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Gimhae International Airport
Airport Gimhae 1.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorKorea Airports Corporation, Republic of Korea Air Force
LocationGangseo District, Busan, South Korea
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates35°10′46″N 128°56′18″E / 35.17944°N 128.93833°E / 35.17944; 128.93833
Websiteairport.co.kr
Map
PUS is located in South Korea
PUS
PUS
Location of airport in South Korea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18L/36R 2,743 9,007 Asphalt
18R/36L 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft movements110,924
International Passengers9,866,879
Domestic Passengers7,197,734
Total Passengers17,064,613
Sources: World Aero Data[1]
Korea Airports Corporation[2]
Gimhae International Airport
Hangul
김해국제공항
Hanja
金海國際空港
Revised RomanizationGimhae gukjegonghang
McCune–ReischauerKimhae kukchegonghang

Gimhae International Airport (Korean: 김해국제공항 [kim.ɦɛ̝ɡuktɕ͈eɡoŋhaŋ]), commonly known as Gimhae Airport (IATA: PUS, ICAO: RKPK) (formerly Kimhae International Airport) is located on the western end of Busan, South Korea. The name "Gimhae" comes from the nearby city of Gimhae. 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 for Gimhae Air Base, but due to increasing traffic, there are plans to open the runway for airliners. In 2018, 17,064,613 passengers used the airport.

As the airport is now beyond its design capacity, the airport is embarking on a major expansion project to add a new runway and new terminal facilities. Construction is due to begin in 2021 for an estimated 2026 completion.[4]

Inside Gimhae International Airport (International terminal)

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot
operated by Aurora
Vladivostok
Air Busan Cebu, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Guam, Hanoi,[5] Hong Kong, Jeju, Kaohsiung, Macau, Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Kansai, Qingdao, Sanya, Sapporo–Chitose, Seoul–Gimpo, Siem Reap, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita, Ulaanbaatar, Vientiane, Vladivostok,[6] Xi'an, Yanji, Zhangjiajie
Air China Beijing–Capital
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Asiana Airlines Beijing–Capital, Da Nang,[7] Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jeju, Manila, Naha, Saipan, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Yantai
China Eastern Airlines
operated by Shanghai Airlines
Shanghai–Pudong, Zhangjiajie
Seasonal: Changsha
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Shenyang, Yanji
Eastar Jet Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Jeju, Kota Kinabalu, Osaka–Kansai, Sapporo–Chitose,[8] Seoul–Gimpo, Vladivostok
HK Express Hong Kong
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Narita
Jeju Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Cebu, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Guam, Jeju, Osaka–Kansai, Saipan,[9] Seoul–Gimpo, Shijiazhuang, Taipei–Taoyuan, Naha, Tokyo–Narita, Yantai[10]
Jin Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Cebu, Clark, Da Nang, Guam, Jeju, Kitakyushu, Naha, Osaka–Kansai, Sapporo–Chitose, Wuxi
Seasonal: Fukuoka
Korean Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Da Nang,[11] Fukuoka, Jeju, Nagoya–Centrair, Nanjing, Osaka–Kansai, Qingdao, Sapporo–Chitose, Seoul–Gimpo, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita
Korea Express Air Yangyang
Lao Airlines Vientiane
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Ulaanbaatar
Pan Pacific Airlines Kalibo
Peach Osaka–Kansai
Philippine Airlines Kalibo, Manila
Philippines AirAsia Kalibo
SilkAir Singapore (Begins 1 May 2019)[12]
T'way Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi, Oita,[13] Osaka–Kansai,[14] Saga[13]
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Tigerair Taiwan Taipei–Taoyuan
VietJet Air Hanoi
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Traffic and statistics[edit]

Top carriers[edit]

In 2018, the ten carriers with the largest percentage of passengers flying into, out of, or through Gimhae International Airport are as follows:

Top carriers (2018)
Rank Carrier Domestic
passengers
International
passengers
Total %
1 Air Busan 3,010,535 2,952,809 5,963,344 34.95%
2 Korean Air 2,136,716 1,450,138 3,586,854 21.02%
3 Jeju Air 1,187,518 1,276,483 2,464,001 14.44%
4 Jin Air 501,697 974,726 1,476,423 8.65%
5 Eastar Jet 217,260 337,212 554,472 3.25%
6 Asiana Airlines 144,008 392,329 536,337 3.14%
7 Vietnam Airlines 354,886 354,886 2.08%
8 T'way Airlines 231,929 231,929 1.36%
9 China Airlines 209,960 209,960 1.23%
10 Philippine Airlines 196,114 196,114 1.15%

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes (2018)
Rank Airport Passengers 2018 Flight Top carriers
1 Jeju 4,101,909 22,965 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
2 Seoul–Gimpo 2,633,199 20,354 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Korean Air
3 Seoul–Incheon 462,504 4,122 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
4 Cheongju 122 1 Korean Air
Busiest international routes (2018)
Rank Airport Passengers 2018 Flight Top carriers
1 Osaka–Kansai 1,200,457 8,016 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Peach Aviation, T'way Air
2 Fukuoka 1,101,085 6,296 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Korean Air
3 Taipei–Taoyuan 769,407 4,917 Air Busan, China Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Tigerair Taiwan
4 Tokyo–Narita 751,791 5,089 Air Busan, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
5 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 632,993 3,377 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Thai Airways International, T'way Air
6 Da Nang 630,273 3,996 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Jin Air,Korean Air, T'way Air
7 Hong Kong 371,133 2,431 Air Busan, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express Airways, Korean Air
8 Shanghai–Pudong 364,181 2,808 Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines
9 Guam 357,604 2,298 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Jin Air
10 Cebu 332,786 2,074 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Jin Air
11 Hanoi 329,713 1,608 Air Busan, Korean Air, T'way Air, Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
12 Beijing–Capital 281,802 2,432 Air China, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
13 Qingdao 226,679 1,454 Air Busan, Korean Air
14 Sapporo–Chitose 207,424 1,469 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jin Air, Korean Air
15 Ho Chi Minh City 189,098 747 Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
16 Manila 186,941 896 Asiana Airlines, Philippine Airlines
17 Okinawa-Naha 163,505 1,107 Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air
18 Kuala Lumpur–International 156,970 574 AirAsia X
19 Nagoya-Chūbu Centrair 153,557 1,110 Air Busan, Korean Air
20 Kota Kinabalu 116,101 729 Eastar Jet
21 Macau 114,254 730 Air Busan
22 Vientiane 104,456 827 Air Busan, Lao Airlines
23 Vladivostok 98,054 930 Aeroflot, Air Busan, Eastar Jet
24 Saipan 94,719 612 Jeju Air
25 Kaohsiung 91,265 519 Air Busan
26 Kitakyushu 85,042 604 Jin Air
27 Yanji 81,098 600 Air Busan, China Southern Airlines
28 Clark 80,052 553 Jin Air
29 Zhangjiajie 69,502 410 Air Busan, Shanghai Airlines
30 Guangzhou 67,483 620 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines

Ground transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Busan-Gimhae LRT train.

Bus[edit]

Busan Expressbus 201

Airport Limousine Bus[edit]

  • Gimhae International Airport(From Airport to Busan Station) International Terminal - Domestic Terminal - Paik Hospital intersection - Gaya Homeplus mart - Gaya Hyudai apt - Seomyeon(Lotte Hotel Busan) - Seomyeon, Busan - Beomil(Hyundai dep. store) - Jin market - Busanjin Station (Busan Metro) - Busan Station - Toyoko inn Hotel - Jungang - Guangbokdong Lotte dep. store - Nampo - Jagalchi(Chungmudong)
  • 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 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 129 of the 166 people on board.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RKPK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2016-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "김해국제공항 '하늘길 두 배로'". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  4. ^ http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2016/06/22/2016062201219.html?related_all
  5. ^ "Air Busan adds Busan – Hanoi route from late-Oct 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (8 August 2018). "Air Busan adds Vladivostok service from August 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  7. ^ Asiana plans Busan – Da Nang launch in March 2018 Routesonline. 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ EastarJet adds Busan – Sapporo from May 2018 Routesonline. 5 April 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281719/jeju-air-w18-saipan-service-changes-as-of-27nov18/
  10. ^ https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2018&no=539275
  11. ^ "Korean Air adds Busan – Da Nang route from late-Oct 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283033/silk-air-adds-busan-service-from-may-2019/?highlight=busan
  13. ^ a b "T'Way Air adds Oita / Saga routes in late-Dec 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  14. ^ T'Way Air boosts Osaka flights in S17 Routesonline. 8 May 2017.

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