Kōnan Airport

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Kōnan Airport
岡南飛行場
Kōnan Hikōjō
Kounan airport 1.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Okayama Prefecture
Location Okayama, Japan
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 34°35′29″N 133°56′00″E / 34.59139°N 133.93333°E / 34.59139; 133.93333Coordinates: 34°35′29″N 133°56′00″E / 34.59139°N 133.93333°E / 34.59139; 133.93333
Map
RJBK is located in Japan
RJBK
RJBK
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,200 3,937 Asphalt
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Kōnan Airport (岡南飛行場, Kōnan Hikōjō) (ICAO: RJBK) is a public aerodrome located about eight kilometers south of Okayama Station in Minami-ku, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

The airport opened on October 13, 1962 as Okayama Airport. It had scheduled service by All Nippon Airways (Tokyo Haneda) and Toa Domestic Airlines (Matsuyama and Miyazaki); however, the runway was too short to accommodate jet service, and the largest aircraft that could reliably use the airport was the NAMC YS-11.

On March 11, 1988, concurrently with the opening of new Okayama Airport, Konan became an airport exclusively for small planes under the present name.[2]

A ten-seat Cessna jet overshot the runway at the airport on June 10, 2015, landing in a nearby lake.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIS Japan Archived 2016-05-17 at the Portuguese Web Archive
  2. ^ Kōnan Airport Administration Office (December 14, 2009). 飛行場の概要 (in Japanese). Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Plane overshoots runway, goes into lake in Okayama". Japan Today. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.