Izumo Airport

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Izumo Airport


Izumo Kūkō
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Airport typePublic
OperatorShimane Prefecture
ServesShimane Prefecture
LocationIzumo, Shimane, Japan
Elevation AMSL6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates35°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
RJOC is located in Shimane Prefecture
Location in Shimane Prefecture
RJOC is located in Japan
RJOC (Japan)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Cargo (metric tonnes)1,066
Aircraft movement11,957

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.


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]


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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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


Annual passenger traffic at IZO airport. See Wikidata query.

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]


  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 (in Japanese). Government of Shimane Prefecture. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  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 (in Japanese). MLIT. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ 空港概要 - 出雲縁結び空港. www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ 施設のご案内 - 出雲縁結び空港. www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  6. ^ 空港平面図 (PDF) (in Japanese). Government of Shimane Prefecture.
  7. ^ 交通アクセス - 出雲縁結び空港. www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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