Gwangju Airport

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Gwangju Airport
광주공항
光州空港

Gwangju Gonghang
Kwangju Konghang
IATA: KWJICAO: RKJJ
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Korea Airports Coorporation, Republic of Korea Airforce
Location Gwangsan District, Gwangju, South Korea
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 35°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
Website gwangju.airport.co.kr/doc/gwangju/index.jsp
Map
KWJ is located in South Korea
KWJ
KWJ
Location of airport in South Korea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,835 9,300 Concrete
04L/22R 2,835 9,300 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft movements 12,700
Passengers 1,539,187
Sources: World Aero Data[1]
Korea Airports Corporation[2]

Gwangju Airport (Hangul: 광주공항, Hanja: 光州空港, Revised Romanization of Korean: Gwangju Gonghang, McCune-Reischauer: Kwangju Konghang) (IATA: KWJICAO: RKJJ) is an airport in the city of Gwangju, South Korea and is managed by the Korea Airports Corporation. In 2014, 1,470,096 passengers used the airport. This airport is planned to close when Muan International Airport becomes more established.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Asiana Airlines Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo
Korean Air Jeju
Korea Express Air Yangyang
T'way Airlines Jeju

History[edit]

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.

Location[edit]

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.

Ground transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

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

Bus[edit]

  • 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 ↔ Air Base ↔ 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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for RKJJ at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Air Traffic by Airport
  3. ^ Gwangju Airport parking

External links[edit]