Kagoshima Airport (鹿児島空港 Kagoshima Kūkō) (IATA: KOJ, ICAO: RJFK) is an airport located in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, 29.6 km (18.4 mi) northeast of Kagoshima-Chūō Station in Kagoshima City. It is the second-busiest airport in Kyushu after Fukuoka Airport.
|Operator||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (airfield)|
Kagoshima Airport Building Co., Ltd. (terminal)
|Location||Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture|
|Hub for||Japan Air Commuter|
New Japan Aviation
|Elevation AMSL||892 ft / 272 m|
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
The airport opened in 1972, replacing a former Imperial Japanese Navy airfield in the Kamoike area near the city center, which had served as the city's main airport since 1957. The site of the former airport was re-developed as a "new town" with office buildings and high-density housing projects, and is now the site of the Kagoshima Prefecture government office, among other buildings.
The airport's runway had an initial length of 2,500 m, which was extended to 3,000 m in 1980. An international terminal opened in 1982 and a cargo terminal opened in 1987.
Air Niugini, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines and Nauru Airlines provided international service to Kagoshima from the 1970s to the 1980s, and JAL operated a route to Singapore via Hong Kong and Bangkok during the 1980s. Kagoshima served as the destination of the final scheduled NAMC YS-11 flight in 2006.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
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- AIS Japan Archived 17 May 2016 at the Portuguese Web Archive
- 会社概要. Japan Air Commuter. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "鹿児島空港". Osaka Civil Aviation Bureau. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- "昭和39年 空撮タイムマシン 鴨池空港（鹿児島市）". Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- "History of Kagoshima Airport" (PDF). Sora Stage. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- "Domestic Terminal". Kagoshima Airport. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- "International Terminal". Kagoshima Airport. Retrieved 21 May 2015.