Yangyang International Airport

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Yangyang International Airport
양양국제공항
襄陽國際空港

Yangyang Gukje Gonghang
Yangyang Kukche Konghang
Yangyang International Airport 20130829.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorKorea Airports Corporation
ServesGangneung, Sokcho
LocationYangyang, Gangwon Province, South Korea
Elevation AMSL73 m / 241 ft
Coordinates38°03′41″N 128°40′09″E / 38.06139°N 128.66917°E / 38.06139; 128.66917
Map
YNY is located in South Korea
YNY
YNY
Location of airport in South Korea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers5,748
Source:airport-information.com[1]

Yangyang International Airport (IATA: YNY, ICAO: RKNY) is a small international airport in northeastern South Korea. It is located in Yangyang County, Gangwon Province and was built to serve the nearby areas of Sokcho, Gangneung and Pyeongchang. The airport replaced Gangneung and Sokcho airports.

In 2011, 5,748 passengers used the airport.[1]

Air Koryo operated charters from Hamhung Airport to Yangyang Airport during 2002–2006 for few months per year. Flights were halted indefinitely after relations soured between the two Koreas.

Yangyang International Airport handled its last flight on 1 November 2008, according to the Korea Airport Corporation, and there were calls for it to be sold off or closed.[2] It reopened on 16 July 2010 when East Asia AirLine started flying to Busan-Gimhae.

On 4 August 2011, Taiwan's TransAsia Airways began flying to Yangyang International Airport (five times a week). TransAsia Airways stated that it will be a regular chartered service. However, on the 18th of February 2017, TransAsia Airways went into liquidation.[3]

With Pyeongchang being voted as the host city for 2018 Winter Olympics, Yangyang International Airport hopes to see an increase in passengers. Korean Air scheduled additional charter flights from Yangyang to Europe and North America, including New York JFK, Minneapolis, London-Gatwick, and Munich.[4][5]

This includes a visa-free grace for the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam so long as citizens land in Yangyang. VietJet Air is the only airline carrier that operates flights from South East Asia to Yangyang (charter flights from Hanoi to Yangyang).[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Korea Express Air Busan, Jeju, Kitakyushu, Muan[7]
VietJet Air Charter: Hanoi
Yakutia Airlines Seasonal: Vladivostok

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

  • Good Morning Tour : Yangyang Bus Terminal ↔ Yangyang International Airport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South Korea Traffic Statistics". airport-information.com.
  2. ^ "Inside South Korea's 'ghost' airport". 18 May 2009 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "興航申告債權公告". www.tna.com.tw.
  4. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Korean Air schedules Yangyang – Europe charters in Feb 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Korean Air adds Yangyang – US charters in Feb 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  6. ^ Ballaran, Jhoanna. "Visa-free entry to Korea for Filipinos, but …".
  7. ^ "무안∼양양 취항 코리아 익스프레스에어 항공기" (in Korean). Yonhap News Agency. 7 August 2018.

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