Jeju International Airport
Jeju International Airport (Hangul: 제주국제공항, Hanja: 濟州國際空港, Revised Romanization of Korean: Jeju Gukje Gonghang, McCune-Reischauer: Cheju Kukche Konghang) (IATA: CJU, ICAO: RKPC) is the 2nd largest airport in South Korea, just behind Incheon Airport in Incheon. It is located in the city of Jeju. The airport opened in 1968.
Jeju International Airport
Jeju Gukje Gonghang
Cheju Kukche Konghang
|Operator||Korea Airports Corporation|
|Location||Jeju City, Jeju Province, South Korea|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||36 m / 118 ft|
Jeju International Airport serves many mainland destinations in South Korea, as well as international destinations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia. In 2015, 26,237,562 passengers used the airport. It is home to the world's busiest airline route, to Seoul-Gimpo.
Due to the large number of passengers using the airport and its limited capacity it was announced that a second airport would be constructed on the island near the southern city of Seogwipo with an investment of 3.8billion USD. It is expected to open to the public in 2025.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
Traffic and statisticsEdit
Traffic by calendar yearEdit
|Passenger volume||Change over previous year||Aircraft operations||Cargo tonnage|
|Source: Korea Airports Corporation Traffic Statistics|
Domestic traffic by routeEdit
Busiest international routesEdit
|1||Shanghai-Pudong||633,394||4,672||China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Jin Air, Juneyao Airlines, Spring Airlines|
|2||Tianjin||181,340||1,105||Okay Airways, Spring Airlines, Tianjin Airlines|
|3||Beijing-Capital||142,725||1,068||Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air|
|4||Hangzhou||121,832||925||Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, HK Express, Spring Airlines|
|6||Ningbo||64,369||449||China Eastern Airlines|
|7||Harbin||61,840||384||China Southern Airlines, Spring Airlines|
|8||Changchun||48,934||409||China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Okay Airways|
|10||Hong Kong||48,050||384||Dragonair, HK Express|
The percentage of passengers carried by the ten largest carriers in Jeju (covering arriving, departing and connecting passengers) in 2015 is as follows:
|9||China Eastern Airlines||377,424||377,424||1.44%|
|10||China Southern Airlines||175,792||175,792||0.67%|
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- On 10 August 1994, Korean Air Flight 2033 overran the runway while attempting to land at Jeju International Airport. All 160 persons on board survived.
- On 28 July 2011, Asiana Airlines Flight 991 experienced an in-flight fire and crashed while attempting to divert to Jeju. Both pilots were killed.
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- Airport information for RKPC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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- "Eastar Jet adds Jeju – Taipei route from late-Sep 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
- "Far Eastern Air Transport resumes Taipei – Jeju in Oct 2018".
- "Jeju Air expands Fukuoka routes from July 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
- Jeju Air adds Jeju – Hong Kong route in 3Q18 Routesonline. 31 May 2018.
- "Jeju Air adds new routes to China in 3Q19". Routesonline. 14 August 2019.
- Liu, Jim. "Jeju Air adds Jeju – Kaohsiung service from Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
- "Lucky Air resumes Jeju service from May 2019".
- Liu, Jim (25 September 2019). "Spring Airlines 4Q19 International network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- "Spring Airlines adds Nanjing – Jeju service from mid-August 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
- "Thai Lion Air schedules additional routes to Japan in 1Q19". routesonline. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
- Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A300B4-622R HL7296 Cheju Airport (CJU)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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