Lanyu Airport

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Lanyu Airport

Lányǔ Hángkōngzhàn
Lányǔ Jīchǎng
Lanyu Airport building front 2008.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aeronautics Administration
Ministry of National Defense
Serves Orchid Island
Location Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan
Elevation AMSL 13.4 m / 44 ft
Coordinates 22°01′46″N 121°31′38″E / 22.02944°N 121.52722°E / 22.02944; 121.52722
KYD is located in Taiwan
Location of airport in Taiwan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,123 3,684 Paved

The Lanyu Airport (Chinese: 蘭嶼機場; pinyin: Lányǔ Jīchǎng; (IATA: KYDICAO: RCLY)) is an airport on Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan. The airport does not support night time flying except for emergency medical services flights.


The airport was initially controlled by the military, but is now under control of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) since 1977. Expansion was made to the airport in which it was completed in 1982. Since 1990, the CAA has initiated a series of development projects for further expansion and improvement of the airport.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Daily Air Taitung

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 13 April 2017, Flight 55571, a DHC-6 of Daily Air, experienced a runway excursion and crashed into a guard rail. All of the passengers and flight crews were safe.[2]
  • On 7 June 2017, a DHC-6-400 of Daily Air experienced malfunction nose landing gear. All of the passengers and flight crews were safe.[3]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Shan, Shelley (14 April 2017). "Daily Air flight overruns runway on Orchid Island". Taipei Times. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Lu, Tyson; Kao, Evelyn (7 June 2017). "Daily Air plane grounded in Lanyu due to nose landing gear problem". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 

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