|Operator||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism|
|Elevation AMSL||13 ft / 4 m|
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
The airport opened as an Imperial Japanese Navy airfield in 1941. At the end of the war it served as the base for the 353th Fighter Squadron which defended against B-29s' raid. The airport then became under the administration of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and became a country-administered civil airport in 1952. During the Korean War, the airport was used by the US and British Military. It was the first airport in Shikoku to see jet service following a runway extension project in 1972.
An office park named "Biz Port" opened near the airport in 2003 to attract technology businesses, but is scheduled to close on 1 April 2015.
In 2013, the government of Ehime Prefecture and local business organizations announced that they would begin subsidizing the airport's international routes to Shanghai and Seoul, which had seen load factors of less than 50% in June 2013.
Accidents and incidents
- On 13 November 1966, All Nippon Airways Flight 533 crashed in the Iyo Sea, causing all 50 deaths. On this occasion, airport authorities start planning a runway extension project and installation of aeronautical navigation systems including ILS.
- On 26 October 2013, a small propeller aircraft inbound from Kikai Airport crash-landed on the runway at around 6:30 p.m., forcing a temporary closure of the airport.
Airlines and destinations
|All Nippon Airways||Naha, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda|
| All Nippon Airways |
operated by ANA Wings
|China Eastern Airlines||Shanghai–Pudong|
|Ibex Airlines||Nagoya–Centrair, Sapporo–Chitose|
| Japan Airlines |
operated by J-Air
| Japan Airlines |
operated by Japan Air Commuter
|Peach||Osaka–Kansai (ends 28 March 2020)|
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