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Fukue Airport

Coordinates: 32°39′59″N 128°49′58″E / 32.66639°N 128.83278°E / 32.66639; 128.83278
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Fukue Airport

Gotō-Fukue Airport

福江空港

Fukue Kūkō
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesGotō
Elevation AMSL251 ft / 77 m
Coordinates32°39′59″N 128°49′58″E / 32.66639°N 128.83278°E / 32.66639; 128.83278
Map
RJFE is located in Nagasaki Prefecture
RJFE
RJFE
Location in Japan
RJFE is located in Japan
RJFE
RJFE
RJFE (Japan)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers134,308
Cargo (metric tonnes)203
Aircraft movement5,195

Fukue Airport (福江空港, Fukue Kūkō) (IATA: FUJ, ICAO: RJFE), is a third class airport located 1.7 NM (3.1 km; 2.0 mi) southwest[2] of Gotō, Nagasaki Prefecture, off the western coast of Kyūshū, Japan. The airport also serves the city of Fukue. It is also known as Gotō-Fukue Airport (五島福江空港, Gotō Fukue Kūkō) and, since 2014,[3] also styled Gotō Tsubaki Airport (五島つばき空港).[4] Currently the terminal building's exterior displays both names.[5] Tsubaki means camellia, and is a notable reference on Fukue Island which is famed for producing camellia oil[6] and is home to two ancient camellia trees each over 300 years old[7][8] that have been declared 'national monuments'[9]

Summary[edit]

The airport opened in October of 1963. It is located on the largest island in the Goto Islands at the foot of Onidake mountain. The surrounding area is largely cultivated farmland.[10]

A pilot for ANA remarked that the air current can be unfavorable based on the wind direction and thus landing and takeoff from this airport required skill and experience.[11] It is also both the southernmost and westernmost airport serviced by Oriental Air Bridge.

The airport serviced 127,594 people during the 2012 fiscal year [12] and 135,535 during the 2013 fiscal year. [13]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
ANA Wings Fukuoka
Oriental Air Bridge Fukuoka, Nagasaki

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fukue 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
  3. ^ Date for renaming of airport, March 2014
  4. ^ Goto Fukue Airport Airport website uses the Tsubaki moniker
  5. ^ Photo of the terminal building shows the name as Goto Fukue Airport in English and Japanese on the front, Goto Tsubaki (in Japanese) on the side
  6. ^ ANA cites Camellia oil as one of Fukue's main signature products
  7. ^ How to find the great Camellia Trees
  8. ^ Monument status of the Camellia trees
  9. ^ Fukue's Ancient Camellia
  10. ^ "鬼岳". Gotō, Nagasaki. Retrieved 11 July 2024.
  11. ^ "vol.22 関西→五島福江線". ANA. 1 August 2008. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017.
  12. ^ "事業評価調書[途中評価](平成25年度)" (PDF). Nagasaki Prefecture. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  13. ^ "管内空港の利用状況概況集計表(平成25年度速報値)" (PDF) (Press release). 国土交通省大阪航空局. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2024.

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