Gwangju Airport

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Gwangju Airport


Gwangju Gonghang

Kwangju Konghang
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Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
OperatorKorea Airports Corporation and Republic of Korea Air Force
LocationGwangsan District, Gwangju, South Korea
Elevation AMSL49 ft / 15 m
Coordinates35°07′35″N 126°48′32″E / 35.12639°N 126.80889°E / 35.12639; 126.80889Coordinates: 35°07′35″N 126°48′32″E / 35.12639°N 126.80889°E / 35.12639; 126.80889
KWJ is located in South Korea
Location of airport in South Korea
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,835 9,300 Concrete
04L/22R 2,835 9,300 Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft movements13,297
Tonnes of cargo12,500
Statistics from KAC[1]

Gwangju Airport (Hangul: 광주공항, Hanja: 光州空港, Revised Romanization of Korean: Gwangju Gonghang, McCune-Reischauer: Kwangju Konghang) (IATA: KWJ, ICAO: RKJJ) is an airport in the city of Gwangju, South Korea and is managed by the Korea Airports Corporation. In 2018, 1,986,125 passengers used the airport. This airport is planned to close when Muan International Airport becomes more established.


The airport was established in November 1948. It saw its first commercial flight in 1950. At the time, however, it was not located in Gwangju but in neighboring Jangseong, on a military training facility. The airport moved to its present location in Sinchon-dong, Gwangsan-gu, in 1964. It was taken over by the Korea Airports Corporation in 1990. The current airport terminal was built in 1994, at which time the old terminal was repurposed as a Cargo terminal.


Situated 11 km west of downtown Gwangju, Gwangju International Airport has two terminals for passenger and cargo, a runway, taxi stops, and parking lot accommodating about 820 vehicles.

Airlines and destinations

Asiana Airlines Jeju, Seoul–Gimpo
Jeju Air Jeju
Jin Air Jeju, Seoul–Gimpo[2]
Korean Air Jeju
T'way Air Jeju

Ground transportation


Line: Pyeongdong - Songjeongri(KTX Station) - Airport - Sangmu - Nongseong - Geumnamro4ga - Nokdong


  • No. Songjeong 97 : Airport ↔ Gwangju Songjeong Station ↔ Daesan ↔ Chilseong ↔ Gwangam
  • No. Seonun 101 : Airport ↔ Songjeong Park Station ↔ Gwangsan Police Station ↔ Honam University Gwangsan Campus
  • No. 1000 : Airport ↔ Gwangju Songjeong Station ↔ Kim Daejung Convention Center ↔ City Hall ↔ U Square(Gwangju Bus Terminal) ↔ Geumnam-ro ↔ Chosun University ↔ Gwangju Court ↔ Jisan Yuwonji
  • No. 1160(Naju) : Airport ↔ Naju ↔ Yeongsanpo Bus Terminal

Parking lot

Customers should pick up a parking ticket from a printing machine on the way into the lot. If customers do not pick up the ticket, they have to pay the full fare.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Liu, Jim. "Jin Air adds new domestic routes in 2Q20". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Gwangju Airport parking". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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