Miyazaki Airport

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Miyazaki Airport
宮崎空港
Miyazaki Airport Feb 2008.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Serves Miyazaki Prefecture
Elevation AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 31°52′38″N 131°26′55″E / 31.87722°N 131.44861°E / 31.87722; 131.44861Coordinates: 31°52′38″N 131°26′55″E / 31.87722°N 131.44861°E / 31.87722; 131.44861
Map
RJFM is located in Japan
RJFM
RJFM
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 2,976,563
Cargo (metric tonnes) 8,516
Aircraft movement 42,045
Miyazaki Airport interior

Miyazaki Airport (宮崎空港 Miyazaki Kūkō?) (IATA: KMIICAO: RJFM) is an airport located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) south southeast[2] of Miyazaki, a city in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Japan.

The second floor has the head office of Solaseed Air.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Fukuoka, Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Fuji Dream Airlines Nagoya–Komaki
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Ibex Airlines Fukuoka, Osaka–Itami
Japan Airlines Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda
Japan Airlines operated by Japan Air Commuter Fukuoka
Peach Osaka–Kansai[4]
Solaseed Air Naha, Osaka–Itami, Tokyo–Haneda

Link Airs, a Fukuoka-based regional airline startup, planned to begin service to the airport in 2014.[5] However, the company filed for bankruptcy before launching any flights.

Access[edit]

The airport is connected to various locations by bus. Also, there is a railway line, the Miyazaki Kūkō Line, which connects the airport with the city center of Miyazaki and northern cities of the prefecture.

History[edit]

The airport opened in 1943 as an Imperial Japanese Navy base during World War II, and was a major base for "kamikaze" units beginning in February 1945, sending a total of 47 aircraft on suicide missions during operations such as the Battle of Okinawa.[6]

On October 1969, All Nippon Airways Flight 104 overran a runway at Miyazaki Airport by 132 metres. All four crew and 49 passengers survived.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miyazaki Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ AIS Japan
  3. ^ "会社概要" (Archive). Solaseed Air. Rterieved on January 26, 2014. "本社 〒 880-0912 宮崎市大字赤江 宮崎空港内(宮崎空港ビル2階)"
  4. ^ Peach begin new service to Osaka from August 2015
  5. ^ "Link Airs applies for AOC, launch in spring 2014 from Kitakyushu and Fukuoka". CAPA. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "元特攻隊員、宮崎空港での記念館新設に懸命 かつて海軍飛行場". www.nikkei.com. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  7. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 

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