Kagoshima Airport

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Kagoshima Airport
Kagoshima Kūkō
Kagoshima Airport14n4592.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (airfield)
Kagoshima Airport Building Co., Ltd. (terminal)
Serves Kagoshima, Japan
Location Kirishima
Hub for Japan Air Commuter
Elevation AMSL 892 ft / 272 m
Coordinates 31°48′12″N 130°43′01″E / 31.80333°N 130.71694°E / 31.80333; 130.71694Coordinates: 31°48′12″N 130°43′01″E / 31.80333°N 130.71694°E / 31.80333; 130.71694
Website http://koj-ab.co.jp/en/
KOJ is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Kagoshima Airport (鹿児島空港 Kagoshima Kūkō?) (IATA: KOJICAO: RJFK) is an airport located in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, 29.6 km (18.4 mi) northeast of Kagoshima-Chūō Station[1] in Kagoshima City. It is the second-busiest airport in Kyushu after Fukuoka Airport.

Japan Air Commuter, a regional affiliate of Japan Airlines, has its headquarters at the airport.[2]


The airport opened in 1972, replacing a former Imperial Japanese Navy airfield in the Kamoike area near the city center, which had served as the city's main airport since 1957.[3] The site of the former airport was re-developed as a "new town" with office buildings and high-density housing projects, and is now the site of the Kagoshima Prefecture government office, among other buildings.[4]

The airport's runway had an initial length of 2,500 m, which was extended to 3,000 m in 1980. An international terminal opened in 1982 and a cargo terminal opened in 1987.[3]

Air Niugini, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines and Nauru Airlines provided international service to Kagoshima from the 1970s to the 1980s, and JAL operated a route to Singapore via Hong Kong and Bangkok during the 1980s. Kagoshima served as the destination of the final scheduled NAMC YS-11 flight in 2006.[5]


Kagoshima's domestic terminal has nine gates. ANA and JAL both operate lounges in the terminal.[6] The international terminal has a single gate.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
All Nippon Airways Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda Domestic
All Nippon Airways
operated by ANA Wings
Nagoya-Centrair Domestic
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan International
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Fuji Dream Airlines Shizuoka Domestic
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong International
Japan Airlines Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda Domestic
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Osaka-Itami Domestic
Japan Airlines
operated by Japan Air Commuter
Amami Ōshima, Fukuoka, Kikai, Matsuyama, Okayama, Okinoerabu, Osaka-Itami, Tanegashima, Tokunoshima, Yakushima, Yoron Domestic
Japan Airlines
operated by Japan Transocean Air
Naha Domestic
Jetstar Japan Nagoya-Centrair, Tokyo-Narita Domestic
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon International
Peach Osaka-Kansai Domestic
Skymark Airlines Kobe, Tokyo-Haneda Domestic
Solaseed Air Tokyo-Haneda Domestic


  1. ^ a b AIS Japan
  2. ^ "会社概要". Japan Air Commuter. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "鹿児島空港". Osaka Civil Aviation Bureau. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "昭和39年 空撮タイムマシン 鴨池空港(鹿児島市)". Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "History of Kagoshima Airport" (PDF). Sora Stage. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Domestic Terminal". Kagoshima Airport. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "International Terminal". Kagoshima Airport. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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