Uljin Airport

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Uljin Airfield (IATA: UJN, ICAO: RKTL) (Korean: 울진비행장) is a partially finished airport near Uljin County, South Korea. Construction was suspended in 2005 after the airport was 85% complete.[1] The Board of Audit and Inspection halted construction after it was determined no airline wanted to use the airport.[2] The airport gained international notoriety when it was selected by Agence France-Presse as one of its "Zany stories of 2007". The AFP reported "A town in South Korea which spent some US$140 million to build its own airport was then forced to admit that no airlines actually wanted to fly there."[3] Uljin Airport may be used for a pilot training center.[4]

Uljin Airport

The airport features single runway (17/35) which is 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) long and 45 metres (150 ft) wide. The runways are equipped with ILS.

Coordinates: 36°46′12″N 129°27′55″E / 36.77000°N 129.46528°E / 36.77000; 129.46528

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "New airport, no flights for Uljin". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2009-05-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Pork-barrel airports". Korea JoongAng Daily.