New Tanegashima Airport
|New Tanegashima Airport
Shin Tanegashima Kūkō
|Location||Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan|
|Elevation AMSL||768 ft / 234 m|
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
New Tanegashima Airport (新種子島空港 Shin Tanegashima Kūkō?) (IATA: TNE, ICAO: RJFG), also known as Tanegashima Airport, is located in Nakatane, on Tanegashima, one of the Ōsumi Islands in southern Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
The original Tanegashima Airport was opened on July 27, 1962 at a site approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southeast of the present airport. Although its runway was extended from 1,000 m (3,300 ft) to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) in 1973, it was not suitable to handle jet aircraft, and was closed on March 16, 2006, the day that the New Tanegashima Airport, with a 2,000 m (6,600 ft) runway was opened.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Japan Air Commuter
- "Tanegashima Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
- Tanegashima Airport guide from Japan Airlines
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