Kikai Airport

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Kikai Airport
Kikai/Kikaigashima Island Airport
Kikai Kūkō
Kikai airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 28°19′17″N 129°55′41″E / 28.32139°N 129.92806°E / 28.32139; 129.92806Coordinates: 28°19′17″N 129°55′41″E / 28.32139°N 129.92806°E / 28.32139; 129.92806
RJKI is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,200 3,937 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 79,892
Cargo (metric tonnes) 184
Aircraft movement 4,006

Kikai Airport (喜界空港, Kikai Kūkō) (IATA: KKX, ICAO: RJKI), also known as Kikaijima Airport[2] or Kikaiga Shima Airport,[3] is located in Kikai, a town on Kikaijima (also known as Kikai Island, Kikaishima, Kikaigashima, etc.), one of the Amami Islands in the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan.


An airstrip was opened on the island of Kikaijima in 1931 by the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was attacked by the United States Navy repeatedly during the Battle of Okinawa in the final stages of World War II. In May 1968, the old airstrip was re-opened for commercial use with a 1200-meter runway. The airport was closed from August to December 1968 to permit strengthening of the runway. In April 1971 it was designated as a third-class airport by the Japanese government.


Japan Air Commuter Amami Ōshima, Kagoshima


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