Gimhae International Airport

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Gimhae International Airport
Airport Gimhae 1.jpg
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Korea Airports Corporation, Republic of Korea Air Force
Location Gangseo District, Busan, South Korea
Hub for
Focus city for
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
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 (2017)
Aircraft movements 107,363
International Passengers 8,813,086
Domestic Passengers 7,590,455
Total Passengers 16,403,541
Sources: World Aero Data[1]
Korea Airports Corporation[2]
Gimhae International Airport
Hangul 김해 국제공항
Hanja 金海 國際空港
Revised Romanization Gimhae gukjegonghang
McCune–Reischauer Kimhae kukchegonghang

Gimhae International Airport (Korean: 김해 국제공항 [kim.ɦɛ̝ɡuktɕ͈eɡoŋhaŋ]), commonly known as Gimhae Airport (IATA: PUSICAO: 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 2017, 16,403,541 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]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot
operated by Aurora
Vladivostok
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Cebu, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Guam, Hong Kong, Jeju, Kaohsiung, Macau, Osaka–Kansai, Qingdao, Sanya, Sapporo–Chitose, Seoul–Gimpo, Siem Reap, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Narita, Ulaanbaatar, Vientiane, Xi'an, Yanji, Zhangjiajie
Charter: Kalibo
Air China Beijing–Capital
Asiana Airlines Beijing–Capital, Da Nang (begins 25 March 2018),[5] 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, Seoul–Gimpo
HK Express Hong Kong
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Narita
Jeju Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Fukuoka, Guam, Jeju, Osaka–Kansai, Saipan, Seoul–Gimpo, Shijiazhuang, Taipei–Taoyuan, Naha, Tokyo–Narita
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, Fukuoka, Guam, Hong Kong, 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
Lion Air Charter: Batam[6]
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Ulaanbaatar
Pan Pacific Airlines Kalibo
Peach Osaka–Kansai
Philippine Airlines Kalibo, Manila
Philippines AirAsia Kalibo
T'way Airlines Da Nang, Osaka–Kansai[7]
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 2017, the ten carriers with the largest percentage of passengers flying into, out of, or through Gimhae International Airport are as follows:

Top carriers (2017)
Rank Carrier Domestic
passengers
International
passengers
Total  %
1 Air Busan 3,140,697 2,559,346 5,700,043 34.75%
2 Korean Air 2,338,577 1,413,856 3,752,433 22.88%
3 Jeju Air 1,145,017 1,024,253 2,169,270 13.22%
4 Jin Air 541,653 807,533 1,349,186 8.22%
5 Eastar Jet 277,159 361,345 638,504 3.89%
6 Asiana Airlines 147,352 402,883 550,235 3.35%
7 Vietnam Airlines 374,815 374,815 2.28%
8 China Airlines 213,877 213,877 1.30%
9 Philippine Airlines 181,025 181,025 1.10%
10 Japan Airlines 172,487 172,487 1.05%

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes (2017)
Rank Airport Passengers 2017 Flight Top carriers
1 Jeju 4,420,262 23,923 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
2 Seoul–Gimpo 2,741,550 21,353 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Korean Air
3 Seoul–Incheon 428,643 3,567 Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
Busiest international routes (2017)
Rank Airport Passengers 2017 Flight Top carriers
1 Osaka–Kansai 1,256,822 8,277 Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Peach Aviation, T'way Air
2 Fukuoka 917,628 5,579 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
3 Taipei–Taoyuan 717,278 4,735 Air Busan, China Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Tigerair Taiwan
4 Tokyo–Narita 710,471 4,955 Air Busan, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air
5 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 571,345 2,779 Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, Thai Airways International
6 Hong Kong 366,577 2,561 Air Busan, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express Airways, Korean Air
7 Da Nang 357,031 2,080 Air Busan, Jin Air, T'way Air, Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
8 Shanghai–Pudong 328,696 2,767 Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines
9 Guam 326,381 2,117 Air Busan, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air
10 Hanoi 286,905 1,357 Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
11 Cebu 277,516 1,747 Air Busan, Jin Air
12 Manila 247,702 1,737 Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines
13 Beijing–Capital 211,130 2,168 Air China, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
14 Ho Chi Minh City 190,659 731 Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air
15 Qingdao 181,578 1,460 Air Busan, Korean Air
16 Sapporo–Chitose 173,453 1,153 Air Busan, Jin Air, Korean Air
17 Kuala Lumpur–International 139,358 460 AirAsia X
18 Okinawa-Naha 135,397 901 Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air
19 Kalibo 123,476 878 AirAsia Zest, Air Busan, Pan Pacific Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia
20 Macau 122,509 927 Air Busan
21 Kota Kinabalu 119,893 730 Eastar Jet
22 Nagoya-Chūbu Centrair 97,338 724 Korean Air
23 Kitakyushu 81,578 594 Jin Air
24 Siem Reap 78,003 477 Air Busan, Sky Wings Asia Airlines
25 Kaohsiung 77,651 522 Air Busan
26 Yanji 76,314 558 Air Busan, China Southern Airlines
27 Saipan 72,134 491 Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air
28 Guangzhou 67,626 701 Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines
29 Clark 67,198 542 Jin Air
30 Zhangjiajie 62,358 418 Air Busan, Shanghai 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. 
  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. ^ Asiana plans Busan – Da Nang launch in March 2018 Routesonline. 9 January 2018.
  6. ^ Lion Air adds Korea charters from Batam in Jan 2018 Routesonline. 1 January 2018.
  7. ^ T'Way Air boosts Osaka flights in S17 Routesonline. 8 May 2017.

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