Kumamoto Airport

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Kumamoto Airport
Kumamoto Kūkō
Kumamoto Airport Entrance 2007.jpg
Kumamoto Airport Entrance
Airport type Public
Serves Kumamoto
Location Mashiki, Kumamoto
Elevation AMSL 632 ft / 193 m
Coordinates 32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528Coordinates: 32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528
Website kmj-ab.co.jp/eng
RJFT is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,843 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 3,241,633
Cargo (metric tonnes) 16,538
Aircraft movement 41,924

Kumamoto Airport (熊本空港, Kumamoto Kūkō) (IATA: KMJ, ICAO: RJFT), also known as Aso Kumamoto Airport (阿蘇くまもと空港, Aso Kumamoto Kūkō), is an airport in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.


The first Kumamoto Airport opened in 1960 on the site of a former Imperial Japanese Army air base and had a 1,200 m runway. It was replaced by the current Kumamoto Airport in 1971. The new airport's 2,500 m runway was extended to 3,000 m in 1980.[2]

Kumamoto was one of three nationally owned airports to turn a profit in fiscal year 2011 (along with New Chitose Airport and Komatsu Airport).[3] In 2013, the government passed legislation aimed at eventually allowing the sale of an operating concession at the airport.[4]

China Airlines charter service to Kaohsiung was announced in 2014 in order to cater to packaged tours from Taiwan.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon
All Nippon Airways Nagoya–Centrair, Naha, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Amakusa Airlines Amakusa, Osaka–Itami
China Airlines Kaohsiung
Seasonal: Taipei–Taoyuan
Fuji Dream Airlines Nagoya–Komaki
HK Express Charter: Hong Kong
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Japan Airlines Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Jetstar Japan Tokyo–Narita
Solaseed Air Tokyo–Haneda
T'way Airlines Seoul–Incheon



  1. ^ "Kumamoto Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "会社概要". Kumamoto Airport Building Co., Ltd. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "国管理の空港、9割が赤字 11年度". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "国の28空港、民間委託可能に 新法案を閣議決定". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "熊本―台湾・高雄、定期チャーターで合意". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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