Izumo Airport

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Izumo Airport
出雲空港
Izumo Kūkō
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Shimane Prefecture
Location Izumo, Shimane, Japan
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 35°24′49″N 132°53′24″E / 35.41361°N 132.89000°E / 35.41361; 132.89000Coordinates: 35°24′49″N 132°53′24″E / 35.41361°N 132.89000°E / 35.41361; 132.89000
Map
RJOC is located in Japan
RJOC
RJOC
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 832,825
Cargo (metric tonnes) 1,066
Aircraft movement 11,957

Izumo Airport (出雲空港, Izumo Kūkō) (IATA: IZO, ICAO: RJOC) is an airport in the Hikawa area of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, about 20–30 minutes by car from central Izumo or Matsue city centre. This airport is also known as Izumo En-Musubi Airport「出雲縁結び空港」;[2] meaning Izumo Airport of Romantic Fate.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Fuji Dream Airlines Nagoya–Komaki, Sendai
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Japan Airlines operated by J-Air Osaka–Itami
Japan Airlines operated by Japan Air Commuter Fukuoka, Oki, Osaka–Itami

History[edit]

The airport opened in June 1966 with a runway length of 1,200 m. The runway was extended to 1,500 m in December 1970, and 2,000 m in March 1991.[3]

Scheduled service began in July 1966, with a daily YS-11 flight to Osaka and a daily de Havilland Heron flight to Oki. YS-11 service to Tokyo began in 1979, and was upgraded to DC-9 jet service in 1980 and A300 widebody service in 1993. Routes added since then include Fukuoka (YS-11 from December 1984), Hiroshima-Nishi (BAe Jetstream from 1996), Sapporo (MD-87 from 1996), Komatsu (BAe Jetstream from 1996), Okinawa (MD-90 from 1997), and Nagoya (Saab 340 from 1997).[4]

Facilities[edit]

The airport terminal has three jet bridge gates, and is equipped with customs and immigration facilities for international charter flights.[5] The Shimane Prefectural Police also has an air base on site.[6]

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus service is available to Matsue and Izumo. There is no rail service to the airport; the closest railway station is Shōbara Station, about 10 minutes away by car.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Izumo Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ 島根県:出雲空港の愛称が決定しました Archived 2012-05-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "大阪航空局_大阪航空局のご案内_管内空港の現況と出先機関_出雲空港". ocab.mlit.go.jp. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  4. ^ "空港概要 - 出雲縁結び空港". www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  5. ^ "施設のご案内 - 出雲縁結び空港". www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  6. ^ "空港平面図" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "交通アクセス - 出雲縁結び空港". www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-23. 

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