Noto Airport

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Noto Airport
Noto Kūkō
NotoAirport Building.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Ministry of Transport
Location Wajima, Ishikawa
Elevation AMSL 718 ft / 219 m
Coordinates 37°17′36″N 136°57′44″E / 37.29333°N 136.96222°E / 37.29333; 136.96222Coordinates: 37°17′36″N 136°57′44″E / 37.29333°N 136.96222°E / 37.29333; 136.96222
RJNW is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 156,374
Cargo (metric tonnes) 7
Aircraft movement 3,299

Noto Airport (能登空港, Noto Kūkō?) (IATA: NTQICAO: RJNW), also unofficially known as Wajima Airport (輪島空港, Wajima Kūkō?) is a domestic airport located 6.4 NM (11.9 km; 7.4 mi) south southeast[2] of the city of Wajima on the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

The airport is a four-story building with two jetways. It is officially designated a third class airport.


Completed on July 7, 2003, Noto Airport is among Japan's newest greenfield airports not constructed to replace an existing facility. Initially, All Nippon Airways (ANA) was only willing to operate one flight per day.[3] Ishikawa Prefecture thus suggested Japan's first occupancy guarantee agreement (搭乗率保証制度), in which ANA agreed to operate two daily flights and in exchange Ishikawa Prefecture agreed to compensate ANA if occupancy fell below a set target (initially 70%) and gross ticket sales were under 200 million yen. However, the agreement also specified that if the target is exceeded, ANA must pay the excess back to Ishikawa Prefecture.[3] So far, the agreement seems to have been mutually beneficial:

Year Plane Target occupancy Actual occupancy Excess Reference
2003–2004 Boeing 737-500, 126 seats 70% 79.5% +¥97.3 million [4]
2004–2005 Boeing 737, 170 seats 63% 64.6% +¥15.9 million
2005–2006 Boeing 737, 166 seats 64% 66.5% +¥20.0 million [5]
2006–2007 Airbus A320, 166 seats 62% 65.1%  ? [6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Tokyo-Haneda
China Airlines Seasonal: Taipei-Taoyuan
TransAsia Airways Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan


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