Kokura Airport

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Kokura Airport
Kokura Kūkō
Kitakyushu Airport air 1974.jpg
Airport type Public
Serves Kitakyushu, Japan
Location Kokura
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 33°50′11″N 130°56′49″E / 33.83639°N 130.94694°E / 33.83639; 130.94694Coordinates: 33°50′11″N 130°56′49″E / 33.83639°N 130.94694°E / 33.83639; 130.94694
RJFR is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,600 5,249 Asphalt

Kokura Airport (小倉空港, Kokura Kūkō), previously called Kitakyūshū Airport (北九州空港, Kitakyūshū Kūkō) until 2005, was a small airport in Kokura Minami-ku, Kitakyūshū, Japan. There used to be four flights to and from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) every day. The runway was 1,600 m (5,249 ft) long, so large jets could not use it. It is now commonly referred to as Kokura, its location, to distinguish it from the New Kitakyushu Airport (renamed Kitakyushu Airport in 2008), an offshore airport built on a man-made island in Suo nada, the most westerly part of the Seto Inland Sea. The new airport opened in March 2006, taking over the old airport codes (IATA: KKJ, ICAO: RJFR).

As of 2013, the former airport is one of the potential sites for new JASDF facilities as part of an ongoing defense buildup.