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Kumamoto Airport (熊本空港, Kumamoto Kūkō) (IATA: KMJ, ICAO: RJFT), also known as Aso Kumamoto Airport (阿蘇くまもと空港, Aso Kumamoto Kūkō), is an airport in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.

Kumamoto Airport

熊本空港

Kumamoto Kūkō
Kumamoto Airport Entrance 2007.jpg
Kumamoto Airport Entrance
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesKumamoto
LocationMashiki, Kumamoto
Elevation AMSL632 ft / 193 m
Coordinates32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528Coordinates: 32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528
Websitekmj-ab.co.jp/eng
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RJFT is located in Kumamoto Prefecture
RJFT
RJFT
Location in Kumamoto Prefecture
RJFT is located in Japan
RJFT
RJFT
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,843 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers3,241,633
Cargo (metric tonnes)16,538
Aircraft movement41,924

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HistoryEdit

The first Kumamoto Airport opened in 1960 on the site of a former Imperial Japanese Army air base and had a 1,200 m runway. It was replaced by the current Kumamoto Airport in 1971. The new airport's 2,500 m runway was extended to 3,000 m in 1980.[2]

Kumamoto was one of three nationally owned airports to turn a profit in fiscal year 2011 (along with New Chitose Airport and Komatsu Airport).[3] In 2013, the government passed legislation aimed at eventually allowing the sale of an operating concession at the airport.[4]

China Airlines charter service to Kaohsiung was announced in 2014 in order to cater to packaged tours from Taiwan.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kumamoto Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ "会社概要". Kumamoto Airport Building Co., Ltd. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ "国管理の空港、9割が赤字 11年度". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  4. ^ "国の28空港、民間委託可能に 新法案を閣議決定". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ "熊本―台湾・高雄、定期チャーターで合意". Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.kansai-airports.co.jp/en/news/2018/485/E_180719PressRelease_JETSTAR.pdf
  7. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280397/tway-air-adds-daegu-kumamoto-service-from-dec-2018/

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