Yangyang International Airport

Yangyang International Airport (IATA: YNY, ICAO: RKNY) is a small international airport in northeastern South Korea. It is located in Yangyang County, Gangwon Province and was built to serve the nearby areas of Sokcho, Gangneung and Pyeongchang. The airport replaced Gangneung and Sokcho airports.

Yangyang International Airport

양양국제공항
襄陽國際空港

Yangyang Gukje Gonghang
Yangyang Kukche Konghang
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
OperatorKorea Airports Corporation
ServesGangneung, Sokcho
LocationYangyang, Gangwon Province, South Korea
Opened2 April 2002 (19 years ago) (2002-04-02)
Hub forFly Gangwon
Elevation AMSL73 m / 241 ft
Coordinates38°03′41″N 128°40′09″E / 38.06139°N 128.66917°E / 38.06139; 128.66917
Websitewww.airport.co.kr/yangyang
Map
YNY/RKNY is located in South Korea
YNY/RKNY
YNY/RKNY
Location of airport in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, South Korea
YNY/RKNY is located in Asia
YNY/RKNY
YNY/RKNY
YNY/RKNY (Asia)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers54,283
Aircraft Movements435
Cargo Tonnage466
Source:KAC[1]

In 2011, 5,748 passengers used the airport.[1]

Air Koryo operated charters from Sondok Airport to Yangyang Airport during 2002–2006 for few months per year. Flights were halted indefinitely after relations soured between the two Koreas.

Yangyang International Airport handled its last flight on 1 November 2008, according to the Korea Airport Corporation, and there were calls for it to be sold off or closed.[2] It reopened on 16 July 2010 when East Asia AirLine started flying to Busan-Gimhae.

On 4 August 2011, Taiwan's TransAsia Airways began flying to Yangyang International Airport (five times a week). TransAsia Airways stated that it will be a regular chartered service. However, on the 18th of February 2017, TransAsia Airways went into liquidation.[3]

With Pyeongchang being voted as the host city for 2018 Winter Olympics, Yangyang International Airport hopes to see an increase in passengers. Korean Air scheduled additional charter flights from Yangyang to Europe and North America, including New York JFK, Minneapolis St Paul, London Gatwick, and Munich.[4][5]

This includes a visa-free grace for the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam so long as citizens land in Yangyang. VietJet Air is the only airline carrier that operates flights from South East Asia to Yangyang (charter flights from Hanoi to Yangyang).[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Fly Gangwon Clark,[7][8] Da Nang,[9] Hanoi,[9] Ho Chi Minh City,[9] Jeju,[10] Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan,[11] Seoul-Gimpo
Loong Air Hangzhou, Ningbo[12]
T'way Air Busan,[13] Gwangju
VietJet Air Charter: Hanoi
Yakutia Airlines Seasonal: Vladivostok

Ground transportationEdit

BusEdit

  • Shuttle Bus : Yangyang Bus Terminal ↔ Yangyang International Airport

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "South Korea Traffic Statistics". airport-information.com.
  2. ^ "Inside South Korea's 'ghost' airport". 18 May 2009 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "興航申告債權公告". www.tna.com.tw.
  4. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Korean Air schedules Yangyang – Europe charters in Feb 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 February 2018.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Korean Air adds Yangyang – US charters in Feb 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 February 2018.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Ballaran, Jhoanna. "Visa-free entry to Korea for Filipinos, but …".
  7. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289016/fly-gangwon-adds-clark-service-from-feb-2020/
  8. ^ Liu, Jim. "Fly Gangwon moves Clark launch to late-Feb 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  9. ^ a b c http://www.traveltimes.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=109814
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287502/fly-gangwon-schedules-late-nov-2019-launch-to-jeju/
  11. ^ http://m.focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201911200022.aspx
  12. ^ "Loong Air adds Yangyang service in W19". routesonline. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  13. ^ "티웨이항공, 부산∼양양 신규 취항…"국내선 다변화"" (in Korean). Yonhap News Agency. 25 May 2020.

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