Shonai Airport

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Shonai Airport
Shonai Kūkō
Shonai Airport Terminal and Tower.JPG
Airport type Public
Serves Sakata, Yamagata
Location Sakata, Yamagata, Japan
Elevation AMSL 72 ft / 22 m
Coordinates 38°48′44″N 139°47′14″E / 38.81222°N 139.78722°E / 38.81222; 139.78722Coordinates: 38°48′44″N 139°47′14″E / 38.81222°N 139.78722°E / 38.81222; 139.78722
RJSY is located in Yamagata Prefecture
RJSY is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,000 6,562 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 364,815
Cargo (metric tonnes) 533
Aircraft movement 4,211

Shonai Airport (庄内空港?, Shonai Kūkō) (IATA: SYOICAO: RJSY) is a regional airport in Sakata, Yamagata, Japan. The municipalities of Tsuruoka and Shōnai are also near the airport.


The airport opened in 1991 after lobbying efforts by local chambers of commerce, as the area was highly isolated from the major cities of Tokyo and Osaka, requiring half a day of travel to reach either. All Nippon Airways (ANA) initially operated service to both Tokyo (Haneda) and Osaka (Itami), but cancelled the Osaka service in 2009. There was also nonstop service to Sapporo from 1995 to 2007.

Seiko Epson has also used the airport for weekly employee charter flights to and from Matsumoto since 1997.

In December 2012, an ANA flight landing from Tokyo overran the runway at Shonai. There were no fatalities, but the airport was closed for the following day.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Tokyo-Haneda


  1. ^ "Shonai Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 

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