Lanyu Airport

The Lanyu Airport (Chinese: 蘭嶼機場; pinyin: Lányǔ Jīchǎng; Tao: Seyseykedan No Sikoki No Irala (IATA: KYD, ICAO: RCLY)) is an airport on Orchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan. The airport does not support night time flying except for emergency medical services flights.

Lanyu Airport

Seyseykedan No Sikoki No Irala

Lányǔ Hángkōngzhàn
Lányǔ Jīchǎng
Lanyu Airport building front 2008.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aeronautics Administration
Ministry of National Defense
ServesOrchid Island
LocationOrchid Island, Taitung County, Taiwan
Elevation AMSL13.4 m / 44 ft
Coordinates22°01′46″N 121°31′38″E / 22.02944°N 121.52722°E / 22.02944; 121.52722Coordinates: 22°01′46″N 121°31′38″E / 22.02944°N 121.52722°E / 22.02944; 121.52722
KYD is located in Taiwan
Location of airport in Taiwan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,123 3,684 Paved


The airport was initially controlled by the military, but is now under control of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) since 1977. Expansion was made to the airport in which it was completed in 1982. Since 1990, the CAA has initiated a series of development projects for further expansion and improvement of the airport.[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Daily Air Taitung

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On 13 April 2017, Flight 55571, a DHC-6 of Daily Air, experienced a runway excursion and crashed into a guard rail. All of the passengers and flight crews were safe.[2]
  • On 7 June 2017, a DHC-6-400 of Daily Air experienced malfunction nose landing gear. All of the passengers and flight crews were safe.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Taitung Airport-About-Lanyu Airport". 2007-12-31.
  2. ^ Shan, Shelley (14 April 2017). "Daily Air flight overruns runway on Orchid Island". Taipei Times. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  3. ^ Lu, Tyson; Kao, Evelyn (7 June 2017). "Daily Air plane grounded in Lanyu due to nose landing gear problem". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

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