Sacheon Airport

Sacheon Airport is an airport in Sacheon, South Korea (IATA: HIN, ICAO: RKPS). It also serves the city of Jinju. The airport passenger service began in 1977 after years of delays. The airport has a small single story terminal building for domestic flights. In 2011, 143,483 passengers utilized the airport.[2] Because Sacehon Airport is sharing with military, taking photograph or video of apron, runway and military facility is strictly prohibited.

Sacheon Airport


Sacheon Gonghang

Sach'ŏn Konghang
Sacheon Airport.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
ServesSacheon, Jinju
LocationSacheon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Elevation AMSL8 m / 26 ft
Coordinates35°05′18.75″N 128°04′13.33″E / 35.0885417°N 128.0703694°E / 35.0885417; 128.0703694
HIN is located in South Korea
Location of airport in South Korea
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06R/24L 2,743 9,000 Concrete
06L/24R 2,743 9,000 Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft Movements1,937
Cargo Tonnage867[1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Sacheon is a domestic airport with service from one airline. Direct flights are from Jeju and Seoul-Gimpo.

Hi Air Jeju, Seoul–Gimpo
Jin Air Seoul–Gimpo[2]


Besides private cars and taxi, the airport is connected by buses(No.75 and No.95) to Jinju and Sacheon. The airport is accessed via Gonghangdero Expressway.


The airport is also the home of Korea Aerospace Industries, which manufactures military aircraft, and satellites. The T-50 trainers used by the Sacheon Air Base are manufactured by the company on the north side of the airport.

Air BaseEdit

Korean WarEdit

During the Korean War the USAF designated the base K-4.

The Base was used as part of the USAF's Bout One project to train South Korean pilots to fly the F-51 in 1950.

The ROKAF 10th Fighter Wing was formed at the base in 1951.


The Republic of Korea Air Force operates from Sacheon using trainers and test aircraft at Jinju, which is home to the Republic of Korea Air Force Education and Training Command since 1998. Hangars for the trainers are found on the north and south sides of the airport.

Two 366th Tactical Fighter Wing EF-111 Ravens taxi at Sacheon during Exercise Team Spirit '85
  • 3rd Flying Training Wing
    • 213 Flight Training Squadron
    • 215 Flight Training Squadron
    • 217 Flight Training Squadron
    • 236 Flight Training Squadron
  • 52 Test Evaluation Group
    • 281 Test Evaluation Squadron
  • Basic Military Training Wing
  • Air Force Aviation Science High School
  • Air Force Technical School

On 13 November 2003 a KAI KT-1 crashed shortly after takeoff from the base, the instructor ejected safely while the trainee was killed.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "South Korea Traffic Statistics".
  2. ^ "Jin Air to Open Sacheon-Gimpo Route From January 28". Haps Magazine Korea. 6 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Chronological Listing of South Korean Losses & Ejections". Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2013.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Air Force website

External linksEdit

  • [3] (in English)