Yeouido Airport

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Yeouido Airport
여의도비행장
汝矣島飛行場

Yeouido Bihaengjang
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military, Public (Closed)
Operator Imperial Japanese Army Air Service (1916~1929?)
Japanese Governor-General of Korea Departmant of Posts and Telecommunications (1929?~1945?)
U.S. Fifth Air Force (1945?~1958)
Republic of Korea Air Force (1958~1971)
Serves Seoul
Location Yeongdeungpo District, Seoul, South Korea
Built 1916
In use 1916–1971
Coordinates 37°31′33″N 126°55′19″E / 37.52583°N 126.92194°E / 37.52583; 126.92194Coordinates: 37°31′33″N 126°55′19″E / 37.52583°N 126.92194°E / 37.52583; 126.92194
Map
Yeouido Airport is located in South Korea
Yeouido Airport
Yeouido Airport
Location in South Korea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1,969 600 Concrete
1,969 600 Concrete
Demolished in 1971, the site is now part of Yeouido Park, KBS headquarters and MBC headquarters.

Yeouido Airport was an International Airport in Yeouido, Seoul city. It operated as an international airport from 1929 to 1958. It was closed prior to the opening of Seoul Air Base.

Former Operators[edit]

Korean National Airlines

History[edit]

  • 1916:Japan built the airport in Yeouido
  • 1922:Korea's first pilot Ahn Chang Nam did a test flight.
  • 1929:Airport Extension
  • 1953:Yeouido airport became an international airport.
  • 1958:All civilian flights were moved to Gimpo International Airport
  • 1971:The military functions all moved to the newly built Seoul Airport and the airport was closed.