Yangyang International Airport

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Yangyang International Airport

양양국제공항
襄陽國際空港

Yangyang Gukje Gonghang
Yangyang Kukche Konghang
  • IATA: YNY
  • ICAO: RKNY
    YNY is located in South Korea
    YNY
    YNY
    Location of airport in South Korea
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorKorea Airports Corporation
ServesGangneung, Sokcho
LocationYangyang county
Elevation AMSL73 m / 241 ft
Coordinates38°03′41″N 128°40′09″E / 38.06139°N 128.66917°E / 38.06139; 128.66917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Yangyang International Airport (IATA: YNY, ICAO: RKNY) is a small international airport in the northeast of 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. Since 2008, the airport has had no scheduled flights, although there are occasional charters to China, Japan, and Taiwan. China Eastern and China Southern formerly served this airport.

In 2006, 51,547 passengers used the airport. In 2007, 33,686 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.

With Pyeongchang being voted as the host city for 2018 Winter Olympics, Yangyang International Airport hopes to see an increase in passengers.

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.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
China Southern Airlines Charter : Harbin
TransAsia Airways Charter : Taipei-Taoyuan

Ground Transportations

Bus

  • Yangyang Bus Terminal ↔ Yangyang International Airport

See also

References

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