Izumo Airport (出雲空港, Izumo Kūkō) (IATA: IZO, ICAO: RJOC) is an airport in the Hikawa area of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, about 20–30 minutes by car from central Izumo or Matsue city centre. This airport is also known as Izumo En-Musubi Airport (出雲縁結び空港); meaning Izumo Airport of Romantic Fate.
|Location||Izumo, Shimane, Japan|
|Elevation AMSL||6 ft / 2 m|
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
The airport opened in June 1966 with a runway length of 1,200 m. The runway was extended to 1,500 m in December 1970, and 2,000 m in March 1991.
Scheduled service began in July 1966, with a daily YS-11 flight to Osaka and a daily de Havilland Heron flight to Oki. YS-11 service to Tokyo began in 1979, and was upgraded to DC-9 jet service in 1980 and A300 widebody service in 1993. Routes added since then include Fukuoka (YS-11 from December 1984), Hiroshima-Nishi (BAe Jetstream from 1996), Sapporo (MD-87 from 1996), Komatsu (BAe Jetstream from 1996), Okinawa (MD-90 from 1997), and Nagoya (Saab 340 from 1997).
The airport terminal has three jet bridge gates, and is equipped with customs and immigration facilities for international charter flights. The Shimane Prefectural Police also has an air base on site.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Fuji Dream Airlines||Kobe, Nagoya–Komaki, Sendai, Shizuoka|
| Japan Airlines |
operated by J-Air
| Japan Airlines |
operated by Japan Air Commuter
- "Izumo Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
- "Archived copy" 島根県：出雲空港の愛称が決定しました (in Japanese). Government of Shimane Prefecture. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- 大阪航空局_大阪航空局のご案内_管内空港の現況と出先機関_出雲空港 (in Japanese). MLIT. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- 空港概要 - 出雲縁結び空港. www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- 施設のご案内 - 出雲縁結び空港. www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- 空港平面図 (PDF) (in Japanese). Government of Shimane Prefecture.
- 交通アクセス - 出雲縁結び空港. www.izumo-airport.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
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- Izumo Airport website (in Japanese)
- Izumo Airport Guide from Japan Airlines
- Current weather for RJOC at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for IZO at Aviation Safety Network
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