Sado Airport

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Sado Airport
佐渡空港
Sado Airport.JPG
IATA: SDSICAO: RJSD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Niigata Prefecture
Location Sado, Japan
Elevation AMSL 75 ft / 23 m
Coordinates 38°03′40″N 138°24′51″E / 38.06111°N 138.41417°E / 38.06111; 138.41417Coordinates: 38°03′40″N 138°24′51″E / 38.06111°N 138.41417°E / 38.06111; 138.41417
Map
SDS is located in Japan
SDS
SDS
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,000 3,281 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Sado Airport (Japanese: 佐渡空港) (IATA: SDSICAO: RJSD) is a public aerodrome located 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Ryōtsu[1] in Sado, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

The airport opened in 1959 as a landing field (場外離着陸場?) to provide air service connecting Sado Island to Niigata Airport, and was expanded in 1971 to allow more extensive general aviation service. Service to and from Sado Airport has been indefinitely suspended since April 2014. New Japan Aviation provided scheduled service until the airport's closure, although other scheduled operators have served the airport in the past.[2] Kyokushin Air operated the Sado-Niigata route until September 2008. In November 2015, Sado Airport announced to expend the runway to 2,000 meter from December 2015 to handle Jet service with additional destination to Tokyo-Haneda.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIS Japan
  2. ^ "佐渡空港". Niigata Prefectural Government. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "ありがとう旭伸航空!9/30の午後4時からラストフライトセレモニーを行います". Niigata Prefecture. Retrieved 27 January 2014.